Category: Giving Back

Ross Abelow’s Practice and Go Fund Me Campaign

New York City has many lawyers. These lawyers have various areas of expertise and they may be specialized in one area and not another one. The good news is that when you look for a lawyer, you will not be frustrated because there is a wide pool to choose from. If you are looking for a good family lawyer or an entertainment lawyer, choose Ross Abelow today.

Ross Abelow is a lawyer whose educational background and experience is worth it. He is a graduate from the New York University and the Brooklyn College of Law and he has practiced law for many years now. His 20 years as a professional have made him build his reputation and get a bigger clientele.

As a family lawyer, Ross Abelow deals with couples on matters to do with divorce, separation, child custody and maintenance. He helps the spouses wanting to divorce to go over their matrimonial issues and the options available to them. He may help them go through the divorce proves out of court or represent them in court if the need arises.

Ross is also a succession lawyer. He helps and advises his clients on the need to create a valid will before they die. This could be clients who are terminally ill or old. They can draft their last will so as to direct their loved ones on how to deal with their estate or how to deal with their bodies once they pass on. Such decisions are usually hard to make where a person dies without a will. He also ensures that the will is drafted in a legal manner and that the client is not forced to do it.

Apart from his practice as a succession lawyer, Ross is also a commercial and entertainment lawyer. He works with business owners and celebrities who would like to sign legal contracts and safeguard their business interests. He gives them advice on the same and helps them draft legally sound contracts to enforce and safeguard their rights in a contractual relationship.

A few months ago, Ross initiated a campaign with the aim of raising money to help animal shelters in New York City to take more animals under their care. The campaign collected more than $ 5000 to buy food, medicine, bedding and even vaccines for the homeless animals in the city. His philanthropic works bring people from all over to help make the world a better place for these animals.

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SKOUT Partners with Make-A-Wish for Superhero Day


SKOUT, the app that allows people to network and meet new people from all around the world, has been doing some heroic polling in celebration of Superhero Day. According to an article an PR Newswire, SKOUT released a poll asking people about superheroes and wound up with some fascinating results.

For example, when asked who their favorite superhero was, it turns out that women prefer Batman and men prefer Superman. Batman pops up again for another noble reason; he and Robin are considered the best super friends by over half of people who responded. People are also big into the idea of immortality, with over one-third of people saying eternal life is the superpower they’d desire the most. Just behind that were the abilities to fly, possess super strength, and possessing the speed of the Flash.

SKOUT also found out something else that can strip away some of the mystique from superheroes and allow you to see it in everyday people. According to their polling, almost half of people say that it mainly takes a sense of selflessness.

With that in mind, SKOUT has decided to contribute to a superhero of an organization. For Superhero Day, anytime somebody gives a superhero-themed gift over the app, SKOUT will make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area until one wish has been fully funded. The Make-A-Wish Foundation selflessly works to give children who are suffering from illness the opportunity to live out their fantasy for a day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area covers 17 counties in California and has granted 370 wishes in the past year, as well as 7,200 overall since the chapter opened in 1984.

SKOUT was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California. More information on their partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Superhero Day can be found at

How Dick DeVos has transferred his Corporate Triumphs to Sailing

Juggling between the corporate world and the sporting world is quite a task. Many find it difficult owing to the rigors and commitment that both undertakings require. Dick DeVos is one man on a mission to conquer the sailing and corporate fields if the just concluded cruising competition at Ft Lauderdale is anything to go by. Dick together with his crew posted two ties to emerge victorious in the final event and the series closure of the Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup and the tri-event Melges Blue Water Series. This impressive feat was attained despite the presence of strong winds, which neared 15 knots. Speaking afterwards, DeVos seemed exuberant about the victory and attributed it to his dedicated team. He also stated his gratefulness for being given the opportunity to sail competitively.

Most notable was the electrifying sportsmanship of Morgan Kiss and Team Hydra. They are the 2016 Lauderdale Cup Corinthian Champion, which has seen them emerge overall series champions. Their coach Marty Kullman expressed his delight with his team and stated that they keep getting finer each day due to training and dedication. Dick’s Team Volpe received tough competition from Jason Carroll’s Team Argo but nonetheless, managed to hold on and register an impressive victory. The most energy sapping encounter was during the dying moments of Race Eight, which saw the twosome go neck to neck.

Dick DeVos in Brief

He is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist with Dutch ancestry. The West Michigan resident has spent a majority of his corporate career working at Amway, a company co-founded by his father. He joined the corporation and tirelessly worked his way up the management ladder to become its Vice President in 1984. DeVos’ task was the supervision of the firm’s setups in 18 countries spread across the globe. Under his watch, global sales surpassed domestic sales to account for half of the corporation’s profits.

Dick DeVos also had a 10-year spell as Amway’s President, during which he expanded operations to six continents and 50 nations. With corporate success, he began to explore ways through which he could empower other people to have a better life. With this in mind, he started the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989 to spur community-based empowerment. DeVos also advocates for free market economy and the enactment of educational policies that open up schools to children from all walks of life. To read more about him, click on this link:

Keith Mann Develops A Very Giving Scholarship

Keith Mann has made a career out of locating top talent in the business world. Mann founded Dynamics Search Partners in 2009, and the firm is one of top executive search companies in the New York-area. Mann is now extending his search for exceptional business industry talent to high schools. Keith Mann has launched a new scholarship designed to provide financial assistance to a number of students in Brooklyn.

Business Wire has released the full report on the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement.

The scholarship is designed to deliver a financial allotment of $5,000 to one graduating senior at each and every Uncommon Schools high school in Brooklyn. The money definitely could prove beneficial to students in need of financial assistance. The costs of attending college are very high, and the $5,000 could go a long way towards cutting down on those costs.

Applying for the scholarship required writing a 1,000 word essay. Keith Mann did not want to create a long and drawn out application process when a simple essay on the topic of how a college education would be beneficial to a professional career reveals all.

Keith Mann truly knows what is required to be successful in business. In addition to running his executive search firm, Mann has worked in the hedge fund industry. Keith is also a very giving philanthropist. Establishing the scholarship with Uncommon Schools does show his generous nature.

Avi Weisfogel’s Operation Smile

Avi Weisfogel is firm believer in philanthropic causes in addition to leading a successful dentistry career. Avi has set up a GoFundMe for a project called Operation Smile. The funds from this campaign will assist children in need of surgical procedures. Young adults who with a cleft palate, cleft lip, and other deformities which can be fixed by cosmetic dentistry will receive treatment for these conditions that may not have otherwise been accessible to them due to financial reasons. Currently, the campaign aims for $2,000.

Avi Weisfogel believes this campaign will help children, but also communities at large. Operation smile will boost the esteem of children suffering from facial and dental deformities, increasing their odds of success in life. In fact, Weisfogel states that giving children this chance is the top priority of the campaign. Operation smile is made possible by local medical staff and facilities in partnership with governments and other organizations. Identifying and implementing effective solutions for children not only creates a dialogue between these entities, but ensures that creative medical care for the future are put in place. This is important as Operation Smile participates in international medical missions every year. This is an intensive experience for organizers who must constantly identify need for import of specific equipment in addition to working with locals despite language and cultural barriers.

Operation Smile, originally founded in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee is due to go on their first medical mission in the Philippines. Through the years this organization has not only built a global network of volunteers, it has also assisted with the provision of over 220,000 free surgeries. The training of local professionals is also an invaluable service to many of the countries visited. Medical staff that lacks the type of training needed to offer these services to children serve disadvantaged communities all over the world.

Avi Weisfogel is proud to be involved with this organization and has always shown an interest in charitable causes. Weisfogel started his dentistry career at Rutgers University with a BS in Biology and psychology. He would later enter into a program at the College of Dentistry at New York University. After obtaining these credentials, Weisfogel began his work with Dental Sleep Masters Seminars where he provided instruction for medical professionals working with patients who suffered from sleep disorders like apnea.

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