The Caring Family Of The Highest Paid CEO, Tony Petrello

The family continues to support the institution hoping that a cure will be found for their daughter and other children with cerebral palsy. Tony Petrello also serves on the hospital’s board of directors.

When they feel helpless about Carena’s condition, they think of other parents and children going through the same thing. They hope that their efforts can alleviate the suffering.

Tony Petrello started an endowment fund at Yale University for students who excel in mathematics. The $150,000 scholarship is in honor of the late Serge Lang, Tony Petrello’s professor of mathematics at the institution.

Nabors Industries and its employees were on site to give relief to hurricane Harvey. The employees gave a cash donation, and the company doubled it.

The company also gave the employees paid off time for them to participate fully in the relief services.

The company also put up a makeshift kitchen that made meals for affected families. The families were fed on three hot meals a day. Those affected by Hurricane Harvey included at least ten percent of Nabors Industries workers.

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Nabors Industries gives scholarships to its employees’ children. It also supports charitable organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Bike MS.

The Petrello Shadyside home in Houston recently hosted Tommy Tune, the New York-based Broadway celebrity, for a cocktail party. Tommy Tune was born in Houston, but he left for New York to pursue a career in music.

He was returning home for the Tommy Tune Tonight concert at the Miller Outdoor Theater. During the event, the celebrity performed before five thousand fans.

Tony Petrello had invited about fifty of his friends and the advisory board members of the Miller Outdoor Theater. City Kitchen provided catering services, while Scott Graham, a piano player, and Divisi Strings Amp’d entertained guests.

Guests, including Tommy Tune, enjoyed watching the family’s outdoor bunnies on the well-landscaped palatial home. The celebrity, who is six feet six inches tall, towered above the other guests.

Tommy Tune has won many awards in the years he has worked on Broadway. An award was started in his honor in his hometown of Houston. The Tommy Tune Awards recognizes high school musical theater teachers in Houston.

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Betsy DeVos speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference about Education Empowerment

Beginning with a moment of silence for the students, teachers, and all the people who were impacted by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference as she was interviewed by Kay Coles James, Heritage Foundation President. The subject of the speech was empowerment in the areas concerning freedom of choice for education and freedom to express ideas in college.

 

Among the items discussed by Secretary DeVos were the steps her office is taking to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Every Student Succeeds Act will help to ensure that all students and schools are successful. Secretary DeVos encouraged the decision makers at the State level to empower parents in the education of their children by offering them more educational opportunities, especially military parents. A new plan that the Department of Education and the Heritage Foundation are working to help military parents is to offer education savings accounts for military dependents. Military families with school-age children make decisions regarding whether they serve based on where their children will attend school.

 

Secretary DeVos explained that school vouchers are not just about considering whether to send your child to private schools. Vouchers are simply a mechanism of how to choose a school. She serves on a task force that focuses on elevating and increasing the opportunities involving apprenticeship. In this country we must realize that obtaining a four-year college or university degree is not the only way to become successful. Millions of jobs go unfilled because people do not have the required skills to fill those jobs.

 

Secretary DeVos believes college students should be able to express their opinions and test their ideas, which is something that she had a chance to do when she was in college. Without mentioning any specific incidents, Secretary DeVos acknowledged that there have been attempts to silence free speech and the expression of conservative ideas on college campuses. Secretary DeVos told listeners that the place to have disagreements, which she refers to as “the battle of ideas” is on the college campuses. Therefore, Secretary DeVos pledged to work towards ensuring that students will continue to have the opportunity to freely express their ideas. She explained that for college students, support for higher education is a significant role of the Office of Secretary of Education.

 

Secretary DeVos reiterated her goal of wanting to see that all parents be able to choose what school their child attend. Kay Coles James compared Secretary DeVos to Margaret Thatcher, who was described as, “an iron fist and a velvet glove.” At times, in the face of opposition, Secretary DeVos has championed the cause for equal educational opportunities for children. She was appointed Secretary of the Department of Education by President Donald Trump.

 

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Educational Activist, Businessman & Philanthropist. Dick DeVos

There is absolutely no doubt that Dick Devos and his wife Betsy are gathering up quite a fair amount of publicity, particularly with their political contributions but it seems little light is shed on their philanthropic efforts. The lives of both Dick and Betsy DeVos has been steeped in politics and philanthropy from an early age. To date the couple have donated an accumulative total of over $139 million dollars throughout their lives to a variety of charities.

 

In 2015 over a quarter of their charitable donations that year were geared towards education, showing that it is one of the most important things to the DeVos Family, having given over $3 million dollars to charitable organizations whose focus is on providing educational needs to children across the nation.

 

Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, founder of Amway, and had served as its Corporate Executive Officer from 1993 until 2002, raising the the overall sales percentage of the companies overseas sales from a mere 5% prior to his taking up the role of CEO and was at a staggering 50% of overall sales when he left the company. In 1991 the DeVos family became the owners of the Orlando Magic basketball franchise and in 2005 it was announced that Dick DeVos would become part owner of the team, his father being a man who split ownership evenly between his children. Dick DeVos also sits as one of the leading members of the Windquest Group, with his wife Betsy. The Windquest group is a privately operated and held firm that handles investment management, investing in and having holding within manufacturing,technology and green energy sectors of business.

 

In 1990 Dick ran for and won the election to the Michigan State Board of Education and along with his wife became co-chairs of the organization Education Freedom Fund, which provided scholarships to private schools for low-income families in Michigan. Partnering with the Children’s Scholarship Fund with a matched donation of $7.5 million dollars from the Education Freedom Fund, it is now able to cover the administrative costs of the organization.

 

Dick DeVos has been an active participant in both economic and philanthropic endeavors throughout his life and alongside him every step of the way is his wife Betsy, providing him support. He has been a voice to be heard in many situations, in particular is his work in a series of debates with union leader James Hoffa, attempting to assess and deliberate the correct role of workforce unions. DeVos’s stance was that through the right combinations of hard work and ingenuity, workers and job creators can both create beneficial arrangements. They focused a great deal of attention to Michigan’s Proposition 2 which would protect collective bargaining.