Charles Koch and the Myths that Surround Him

Charles Koch was born on November 1st, 1935. He has survived WWII, and the latter half of the Great Depression. Charles Koch and his brother, David, run Koch Industries. After inheriting the business from their father, who kept it strictly involved in oil, the brothers decided to expand the company’s horizons. Now, they have holds on the Dixie Cup, Quilted Northern, and Lyrca.

Charles Koch has now expanded his influence beyond the products that are bought on a day to day basis. Since 2003, he has spread his influence through the world of American politics. This is already a very hard thing to navigate, since it seems like the only people who have any influence have the money.

This network that he has set up has come under fire recently from the media. When once they were able to operate in the shadows, now they must live with the media’s ability to make rumors spread like wildfire. No one is truly free from this, no matter how much good they are doing.

One such rumor is that the Koch network operates completely separately of the Republican GOP. Along those same lines, the media also believes the network is meant to work like an entirely separate third party. This is not true. For that much influence to be given to one network, the network has to be a parasite. A parasite is any creature that cannot survive without a host.

Without the GOP, there is no Koch network. That is a very bad thing for the Republicans, since many are now agreeing with the extreme stances that the Koch family is trying to push through. They want to cut back government involvement in day to day activities of the American people.

Another thing on their agenda is to block or destroy any environmental protective measures. As mentioned earlier, Charles Koch is well known for their work in the oil industry. When measures are taken to protect the environment, it makes it harder for the Koch family to do their work.

However, with all the money the network gathers, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are many who are receiving that money. What shouldn’t surprise anyone, as well, is that the money is given out in small amounts, and is usually a one time thing.

No matter what the Koch network does, its influence sure won’t go away any time soon.

New College Options For Students At Uncommon Charter

Keith Mann is a philanthropist and a highly respected businessman. He has been working at finding executives for various companies for over a decade. The company that he founded, Dynamics Search Partners, was started in 2001. For that year, the company was solely concentrating on identifying executives for companies in every industry. In 2002, Mann thought it might be a good idea to narrow their client base. He saw a big opening in private equity and hedge funds. Keith Mann realized that there was not anyone else that was helping these firms to identify potential executives.

Keith Mann jumped into this and in the past 15 years, DSP has successfully match 2 thousand individuals to firms. They are also known for having one of the largest databases of executives and firms in the world. Because of this list, DSP is able to operate globally and currently they are concentrating on North America, Asia and Europe.

Keith Mann has also been heavily involved in philanthropy and advocated for better educational opportunities, especially for low income students. This is one reason that Mann chose to get involved at Uncommon Charter High School, according to Business Wire. Keith Mann decided to start a scholarship fund at the low income school so that at least one student would have the funds that they needed in order to get a 4 year college degree.

The Scholarship is for 5 thousand dollars and any graduating senior is allowed to apply. The application requires a 1 thousand word essay that explains how a college degree would allow them to achieve their future professional goals.

The article from Business Wire explains that the goal of Uncommon Charter schools is to allow low income students to have the same level of education has high income students. They believe strongly that this will change the dynamics of poverty and race and it will also allow people to escape the claws the teeth of poverty and crime. The Uncommon School system now has 44 charter public schools in the northeastern United States area.

Dr. Avi Weisfogel launches a GoFundMe campaign for the charity organization Operation Smile

As a practicing dentist from Old Bridge, New Jersey, Avi Weisfogel has always had a passion for oral health education. Son of a cardiologist, he has lived in New Jersey his whole life with his wife and six children.

While New Jersey dentists are required to take 40 hours of continuing education every other year, Avi Weisfogel has made a point of always being at the cutting edge of dental treatments and procedures.

“If there’s a better way to do a root canal, I’m gonna learn how to do it. If there’s a better way to place implants I’m gonna learn how to do it,” Dr. Weisfogel said.

Avi Weisfogel’s experience as a father has also leant a deep concern of the well-being of children. As he sees it, it’s our responsibility to see that all children receive proper care as if they were our own. Young people need to have hope that their condition will improve.

This is what makes the GoFundMe campaign for Operation Smile so important.
Operation Smile focuses on raising awareness and providing care for children suffering with cleft lip and palate deformities. Founded by Bill and Kathy McGee in 1982 after a cleft repair mission in the Philippines, they realized a deep international need for their expertise.

Affecting 1 in 700 babies annually, causes for cleft lip and cleft palate are largely unknown. This is why Operation Smile works so hard to establish chapters and foundations worldwide. They strive to make every country self-sufficient in the field of cleft surgeries, providing care for families and administering educational programs. As of now, they have provided over 200,000 free surgeries and over 3.5 million patient evaluations.

Now with Avi Weisfogel’s support through GoFundMe, the organization will be one step closer to achieving their goals. Check out Avi’s educational YouTube video below!