Stream Energy in a philanthropic mission.
Houston residents became victims of a massive hurricane. During this period, many were left homeless and without food. Most companies were shying away from offering assistance to the victims. Stream Energy, however, used its income to assist the victims. They invested their hard-earned profits from the production of energy into helping the victims. They also used the money to settle some of the victims’ debts.
Stream Care is a charity organization. It was founded by Stream Energy to conduct its philanthropic activities. This organization was started due to the company’s love of being charitable. The organization was established to come to the aid of everyone in need in Texas and throughout the United States. The charity organization has been running for over a decade. The company proved its philanthropic character during the situation of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The not only assisted the victims financially. They went to the region to one on one help the victims.
The idea of coming up with a charity organization which is separate from the firm establishing it is a new practice. The idea comes with significant advantages. It grants the company a chance to give back to the society. It also earns the firm loyalty and appreciation from its clients and the society at large. It is a rare practice for firms to give back to the community. Therefore, a company that does so shows a significant level of selflessness. Such acts also come in handy during the downfall of such companies especially when scandals erupt.
Generally, the corporate industry in the United States is very charitable. In 2016 alone, the corporate world gave almost $29 billion into charity funds. This amount is exclusive of individual donations from philanthropic employees. Stream Care has for a long time worked together with organizations such as Red Cross and Habitat Humanity.
Stream Energy operates by selling its energy directly to the consumers. By doing so, the company encourages the growth of excellent and loyal relationships between its employees and the clients. The company offers its consumers a wide range of products to choose from. Stream Energy serves both residential and commercial areas. Through these relationships, the employees sell energy and earn commissions from the sales.
It is from these commissions that they make donations to the charity funds. The charity funds are often used to support the homeless residents of Dallas.
Greg Secker is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is also recognized as a business leader in the legal platform. He is the owner of the Greg Secker Foundation based in the United Kingdom. This is one of the most prominent trading corporations in education. The company has also featured in the latest trending technologies. The Greg Secker Foundation is recognized as a non-profit organization that is committed towards positivity and improving the general life of communities and organizations around the world. For Greg Secker, he is always committed to developing a world-class platform that can never be oriented in the business deals. In the end, no one is suited to activate better business through the company than Greg Secker.
Greg Secker’s career began when he was working at the Thomas Financial Service company based in the United Kingdom. After working at that company for over two years, he moved to the foreign exchange department to run a new business. This was the first business he ever conducted. Because of his great innovation skills, he worked hard to grow his company. For some few years, the company as ranked among the world famous firms. The Mellon Financial Company became the most sophisticated financial trading company in the United Kingdom. According to a certain statistics, the Mellon Financial company is now ranked among the Fortune 500 companies in the United States.
When Greg Secker went to the United States, he got the rarest opportunities to interact with the market leaders in the foreign exchange industry. He also got a chance to work with the world-famous investors like George Soros. He has also used his strategies around his famous travels in the United States. According to his business platform, most of the people who end up working for him succeed in this world of activity.
For over 12 years of professional experience, Greg Secker has gained access to a platform with more than 200,000. He has also used this platform to increase his set of income-generating activities in the country. He has also sponsored most or the British athletes to enter the Olympics since he was in business.
James Dondero is known for among many other things, for cofounding Highland Capital Management in 1993 where he serves as the president. Dondero boasts of more than 30 years of experience in the markets for credit and equity. His main focus is on CLO (Collateralized Loan Obligation) and the development of credit oriented solutions for both institutional and real investors across the globe. Besides earning the right to use the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation, James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant. He graduated with the highest honors from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, with dual majors in accounting and finance.
He is also the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, and CCS Medical. Dondero is also a board member of American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is deeply involved in philanthropy and usually supports causes in the areas of veteran’s affairs, public policy, and education. He started his career in 1984, working as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program.
From his bio, James Dondero comes out as a person who loves progress. Dondero has successfully managed to grow Highlands Capital Management into a profitable alternative-asset powerhouse worth more than $15 billion. In an interview with Barron’s, James Dondero was hesitant to speak about himself. However, when pushed to talk, he said that his biggest strength as investor comes from solving puzzles. He takes the time to think through big debt deals, turnarounds, as well as emerging trends important to the firm’s investment approach.
Highland Capital Management provides mutual fund investors with liquid and relatively cheap access to some of its best ideas for investment. James Dondero curates these ideas through the Highland Global Allocation of $894 million. Over the past one year, the fund has grown by 29.6 percent. Sitting in the Morningstar’s world allocation class, Highland Global Allocation fund has little resemblance to the majority of its peers. The average world allocation funds hold close to 400 securities, but this fund has less than 200. Another thing that makes the fund stand out is the fact that approximately 40 percent of its assets are concentrated in several themes that range from one company to numerous companies operating in the same industry. According to Dondero, the assets can be placed in the overall portfolio, and consequently scratch the term theme. However, this would be like kidding oneself. The most recent themes are Argentina, master limited partnerships, and the restructuring of VSTE (Vistra Energy).
On March 20th the voting period began for the Inspired By Israel contest. It is expected that hundreds of thousands of people, both Jews and non-Jews alike will participate in the first voting period. The first voting period is when the general public decides which video of all the entrants will make it to the final 10.
Once the general public has voted for a span of 10 days beginning on the 19th of March and ending on the 29th of March, the top ten most popular videos will be screened before a panel of judges who will decide the winner. About 80 different people and organizations have entered this year’s contest. The grand prize winner of the contest will receive an award of $8,000 dollars. Total prize money given out during the entire contest is $20,000 with runners-up receiving smaller cash prizes.
The major sponsors of the Inspired by Israel Contest are the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation along with the 12Tribe Films Foundation. IsraelVideoNetwork is the official host of the contest. The official winner of the contest will be announced on the 30th of April, when public voting has ended and after the panel of judges have screened all of the final ten contestants. The judges include Adam Milstein of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, David Suissa of the Jewish Journal and Tribe Media and Michael Dickson of StandWithUs Israel.
The goal of the Inspired By Israel Contest is to broadcast by video the people, places and innovation of Israel that inspire not just Israelis and Jews but people all over the world. The winning video will be broadcast and shown on the online pages of major Jewish media outlets such as the Jerusalem Post and Algemeiner. Jewish organizations and represented officials will also screen the winning video.
Who Is Adam Milstein And What Does The Milstein Family Foundation Do?
Adam Milstein is a major Jewish philanthropist who founded the Milstein Family Foundation along with his wife, Gila. The Milstein Family Foundation supports, organizations efforts and events such as the Inspired By Israel Contest, StandwithUs Israel and Birthrate Israel.