Dick DeVos’ Philanthropy and Career

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has happily surpassed its fundraising aim. Its fundraising efforts were for an upcoming expansion project. The center didn’t decide to stop its fundraising campaign, however. It has decided to actually increase its aim by a cool $50 million. The campaign has secured a total of 135.9 million for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The money is set aside for a growth project that already has approval. The expansion project will introduce a pedestrian bridge and a riverfront pavilion. It will also increase the size of the actual center. The project will tack on three additional pavilions. It will also enhance available rehearsal, educational, dining and office facilities. This campaign began back in 2013. It intended on collecting $125 million for its mission. $25 million was to be set aside for all programming efforts. $100 million was to be set aside for its expansion work.

Many prominent figures donated to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ campaign. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation contributed $1 million to it. Dick DeVos is a business and entrepreneur who comes from the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. His birth name is Richard Marvin DeVos, Jr. DeVos has four children with his wife Betsy Prince.

DeVos attended college at Northwood University in in Midland, Michigan. He got a business administration bachelor’s degree from the school. He also went to Harvard Business School in Boston Massachusetts. DeVos has been given honorary doctorate degrees from a variety of noteworthy institutions. Examples of these institutions are Central Michigan University and Grove City College. DeVos’ wife in the past served as the Michigan Republican Party’s chairperson. DeVos’ father is Richard DeVos, one of the co-founders of Amway. Amway is a famed company that focuses on multi-level marketing methods.

Bernando Chua, Business Leader in The Pacific Rim

Bernie,” Bernardo Chua, is one of the most highly regarded business people in The Pacific Rim. He has dedicated his career to coffees, teas, and other everyday products. However, his major success stems from his introduction of ganoderma to the world.

Born and raised in the Philippines, the well-known entrepreneur was able to experiment with various products in his homeland before he brought ganoderma to the North American market. Ganoderma is from the polypore mushrooms. They can be found growing on logs around the world. Chua attributes a great deal of his success to being able to work with the mushroom in his native country before taking the big step of supplying it worldwide. He was one of the first to market the herb successfully, outside of his region, with coffees and teas.

Bernardo is the founder and chief executive officer of Organo Gold. He has led the company so it is now the 55th largest direct selling company in the world. Aside from his leadership with the company he also dedicates himself to educating people about the many benefits the herb has to offer. This is an important endeavor for Chua and, unlike other competing companies, he makes certain his distributors and consumers become knowledgeable on ganoderma.

Organo Gold is stationed in Canada. Through his leadership the company currently has more than one million distributors around the world. Chua is proud of his energy to always focus on new ways to stay ahead of his competitors. Organo Gold, under his leadership, has become a global gourmet coffee company. The popular company continues to grow and is presently operating in 35 different countries.

It is no surprise that the leader of Organo Gold made a trip to Manila, Philippines, in 2015, in order to attend a very special awards ceremony. During the event Bernie and two of his Organo Gold teams received the prestigious Dangal ng Bayan awards. In addition, the Organo Gold brand was awarded with two People’s Choice Awards.

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Stephen Murray was a Hero to CCMP Capital and His Family

Stephen Murray was born in August 1962. He was raised at the suburbs of Westchester, New York. News about his death however were unveiled on 12th March last year. Learn more about Stephen Murray CCMP Capital:  http://observer.com/2015/02/this-old-thing-private-equity-honcho-drops-little-place-uptown-for-11m/ and http://fortune.com/2015/03/13/ex-ccmp-capital-ceo-steve-murray-passes-away/

He received his college education at Boston College earlier in 1980s, same place he was later appointed as the chairman of the board of trustee. He furthered his academics with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in the year 1989.

Before his enrollment for his Master’s Program, Steve Murray was employed at Manufacturers Hannover as a typical credit analyst a place where he began to gain knowledge insights to becoming the next generation executive. Immediately upon graduating from Columbia Business School, Murray welcomed at MH Equity Corporation, a subsidiary of Manufacturers Hannover. Read more: Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees and 5 Questions with Stephen Murray, CEO of CCMP Capital

Later, Chemical Bank, a financial company based in Michigan, acquired Manufacturers Hannover, becoming a consolidated company of Chase Bank, Manhattan (owned by JP Morgan) in 1991. The two companies rebranded into Chase Capital Partners, a subsidiary of JP Morgan. In 2005, Mr. Murray was appointed head of buyout at JP Morgan.

Murray continued to pursue success in the field of hedge fund and in 2006, he became the founding partner of CCMP Capital, a company that span out of JP Morgan & partners. The company was established following Murray’s efforts to outdo his competitors for a bidder of a drug maker company, Warner Chilcott.

According to news reports by Bloomberg, Stephen Murray continued working for CCMP after being nominated as the CEO in 2007. He particularly made an impact to the company by raising $5.6 billion before he sought to resign following his deteriorating medical condition.

He attracted many investors to CCMP from the various sectors including healthcare, Consumer, energy and industrial. Among the distinguished clients includes Cabela Inc., Warner Chilcott, and Quiznos all holding $100-$500 million in equity sanctions.

Stephen Murray will forever remain in deepest part of hearts of his family as he was a very generous and kind man. He gave back to the society with his involvement with a number of charity foundations including Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Lower Fairfield County’s Food Bank Charity serving as evidences of his generosity.

Stephen Murray rest in peace knowing that he left CCMP Capital under the assured management lead by Greg Brenneman. He leaves behind his wife, Tami Murray and four sons.