Dick DeVos Gives Generous Donation To Kennedy Center

The Dick and Betsy DeVos Charitable Foundation has donated $1 million to the John F. Kennedy Center Of Performing Arts. The center’s fundraising program started in 2013. It was recently reported that because the fundraising effort was so successful, it has been extended with a new goal of an additional $50 million.

The center, opened since 1973, has over 3 million visitors each year. The fundraising efforts have raised revenue for expansions and renovations. “We are attaching a pedestrian walk for visitors to reach the main building,” said Kennedy Center President Deborah Teeter. She went on to say that she was thankful that donors are as excited about the arts as she.

The Kennedy Center has a number of multi-million dollar donors each year. David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group gave the largest donation to date of $50 million. Others who have matched his generosity include The Boeing Company, Jacqueline Mars, Noemi Neidorff, The Robert H. Smith Charity Foundation and The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

Upgrades to the center also include new office spaces, rehearse rooms, educational rooms and pavilions. The designs have been edited a number of times over the last two years due to planning agency scrutiny.

Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy are known for their generous donations all over the country – especially, in their home state of Michigan. They have supported many social initiatives and school choice vouchers. The DeVoses have recently opened a aviator charter school for children who would like to pursue a technical career while learning more about flying planes.

Dick DeVos is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. The company is owner of the Orlando Magic NBA team. DeVos is a champion sailor and professional pilot. Dick ran an unsuccessful bid to unseat Democrat Jennifer Granholm as governor of Michigan.

How to Use Talk Fusions Latest Program

Many people are excited about the recent launch of Talk Fusion’s latest product, the Web RTC recorder. Crowds are excited to use the tool that has promised to make the process of communicating online a lot easier than it has been previously. The Web RTC recorder was developed by Talk Fusion as an answer to a problem the company’s consumers had been voicing for a very long time. The problem was that many consumers were business developers and other professionals who operated their business completely online. These business owners face the unique challenge of having to communicate with people all around the world who buy their products, but often lack a tool that is built well enough to host these conferences and communications on a professional level. Many users were using platforms like Skype, which was developed to help people communicate with one another, but simply isn’t designed to help professionals operate in a way that makes them appear business like in meetings. Glitches with other platforms often caused embarrassment and poor response in business owners and online professionals.

As an answer to this concern among their users, Talk Fusion developed one of the most advance Web video recorders in the tech industry. Consumers are excited about this product and its ability to provide them with the compatibility and user experience they have desired for years and years. Talk Fusion has promised, with the launch of the web recorder, that user communication times will be significantly reduced due to the smooth flow created by use of this web recorder. The company is, in fact, so confident in this product launch that they have offered consumers a free 30 day trial before purchasing the Web video recording. This gives consumers an amazing opportunity to actually experience the superiority of this product before being locked into an agreement to purchase it. Talk Fusion has been committed to the service of its consumers in the web industry for over 10 years and does not show any signs of quitting on its mission to provide top grade technology to users world wide.

Andy Wirth and Madeline Brand Discuss Effect of Drought on Squaw Valley Ski Resort on KCRW

Andy Wirth is a notable leader, just within 60 months since he was appointed as the president of Squaw Valley Resort, he has turned around the resort. Recently, the biggest news headline has been about the drought that has affected California. Currently, due to El Nino effect, California is experiencing a huge drought. As a results amount of snowfall has reduced. As a ski enthusiast, I love keep in touch with news concerning this recreation sport is important.

I tuned into Press Play as Andy Wirth discussed with Madeline Brand the effect of drought on Squaw Valley Ski Resort live on KCRW.

The drought has affected Californians all around, and it has led to decreased amount of water usage allowed by 27%. Responding to question on the effect of drought on ski resort business, Andy Wirth responded with a very optimistic view. He stated that Squaw Valley Ski Resort has seen a reduction in profit. However, it can defy the dry winters for an unlimited amount of time.

He explained, before the drought the resort was offering 6000 acres of for ski usage. With current drought-stricken situation, the resort has about 4000 acres of land covered by snow, which is available for ski usage. Despite the fact that the amount of snow-covered land has been reduced, the resort remains profitable. More important, Andy Wirth has demonstrated the ability to adjust the business model to fit the current situation.
Moreover, Andy Wirth stated that the drought has been valuable to resorts since employees go an extra mile in conserving the snow. To continue with a healthy amount of traffic at Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Wirth has even made an investment toward having snow made.

He believes that with science and snowmaking technology, Squaw Valley Ski Resort can continue to make skiing possible despite the drought that has been predicted. Read more: Andrew Wirth: Executive Profile & Biography and andy wirth | POWDER Magazine

Every statement Andy Wirth rendered on the talk show reflected positive outlook about the drought. It is evident, he is not just relying on one business design for the successful operation, and he is ready to shift his business model if the current situation continues.

Wirth added that he is animated for what will come next and what likely new events will be added to Squaw Valley Ski Resort. The resort is planning to up their resource management, while taking significant measure in reducing their carbon footprint.

Since 2010, Andy Wirth has been serving as the president of Squaw Valley Ski Resort. He features extensive experience that spans over 25 years in resorts industry.

Before joining Squaw Valley Ski Resort, he was serving as the vice president of Sales and Marketing for Steamboat Skiing Resort Corporation. Andy Wirth dedication to his career is invaluable to Squaw Valley Ski Resort and has translated to resort success.

Learn more about Andy Wirth:

http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/17254546-113/squaw-valleys-andy-wirth-appointed-chair-of-reno
www.kcrw.com/people/andy-wirth