Newark, New Jersey native Tony Petrello has enjoyed a great deal of success in his career with Texas based oil and gas industry leader Nabors Industries. He has also become very active in philanthropy. When his newborn daughter Carena was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, he donated $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital to help them build a world-class neurological center. Plus, he has played a major role in helping them to raise the $200 million it took to build, equip, staff and run the facility, now called the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.
Another example of Tony Petrello’s generous philanthropy is the scholarship he set up at Yale, his alma mater. While earning his bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics at Yale, Petrello was taught and mentored there by famed mathematician Serge Lang. When the beloved professor died a few years ago, Tony Petrello donated $150,000 to endow a scholarship in his name. He also pledged an additional $150,000 to match donations others give to the scholarship fund set up in Professor Lang’s honor.
CEO Tony Petrello also made generous donations to his staff and other people in the Houston community that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In addition to giving significant financial support to several charitable organizations providing help to people whose lives were devastated by the hurricane, Tony Petrello also helped set up the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. Through the fund he gave almost $175,000 as a donation matching the amount the Nabors Industries employees gave to the Hurricane Harvey disaster relief effort. The money was used to assist with the hands-on relief efforts.
At Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello and the staff also donated the use of the company’s kitchen to help feed people whose homes were damaged by the storms. The on-site kitchen was used to prepare a large number of hot meals. Petrello and Nabors Industries made sure that victims of the hurricane could receive 3 hot, nutritious, meals each day. Hurricane Harvey had a direct impact on about 10% of the Nabors Industries employees. Tony Petrello and Nabors Industries have done everything possible the provide help and return a sense of normalcy to their lives.
Through the Nabors Charitable Foundation the company has given its employees and their children educational scholarships valued in excess of $3 million. Tony Petrello continues to show what a kind and caring individual he is through his charitable giving.
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The study of the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah has been open to anyone who is interested since the first Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1922. Before then, this ancient wisdom was strictly for the rabbis and priests who wanted to use the principles together with their own belief. Kabbalah is not a religion but is known as a Jewish mysticism, and in the L.A. Kabbalah Centre, non-Jewish celebrities are finding Kabbalah to be a phenomenal improvement in their lives.
After Rav Ashtag established the first Kabbalah Centre in Israel, the study of Kabbalah was open to everyone who was interested. Kabbalah sages instructed classes where individuals could learn the principles of the universe and how to apply them to make better decisions and find more joy and happiness. Almost a century later, there are Kabbalah Centres in over 40 cities worldwide as Kabbalah becomes more popular.
In the U.S., the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre is the largest in the country; and it was established in the 1980s by Rav and Karen Berg who had studied under Rav Ashtag. Today, Karen Berg and her son run and manage this Centre that is the home of the Kabbalah Centre online. Several decades ago, Sammy Davis Jr. and Elizabeth Taylor were members of the L.A. Centre, and Liz Taylor became so involved that she converted to Judaism.
Later, Madonna became a loyal follower, and she has invested in opening three Centres as her contribution to Kabbalah. Now that Madonna has found self-fulfillment in practicing the principles, she admitted that it has changed her life. More celebrities are attending the L.A. Centre, such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Sarah Bernhardt who all agree that much of the stress that fills their lives is eliminated when they attend the Kabbalah Centre regularly.
Paris Hilton told the L.A. Times in an interview recently that when she broke up with Nick Carter, it was going to the L.A. Centre every day that got her through the heartache. None of these celebrities are Jewish, but they find that by using the tools of Kabbalah, they have more joy, peace and personal fulfillment.
I could be wrong, but my thoughts are that Betsy DeVos is a great option for the Secretary of Education. I wanted to see someone in this position that wanted to see schools improve as well as create a vision for the future to continue to build on this foundation. Giving families options is the best thing you can do, and it is one that fosters a sense of community and family. I have always liked the old saying that, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and it is certainly true when it comes to learning as well. Everyone should encourage each other to learn more, and put their best foot forward when it comes to choosing programs as well as curriculum for our children. All students should be given equal opportunities, just as parents should be free to choose what school they send their children to.
This is why I am in favor of Betsy DeVos working in this position to bring reform to our schools, and to do great things for our children’s education. Betsy is also in favor of vouchers as a part of school choice. Her insight that these two programs go hand-in-hand is indeed appropriate, and her ties to the Christian community bring a healthy perspective to what is changing in and around our schools. Her business acumen, as well as her marriage to husband Dick DeVos, the former CEO of Amway, has given her tremendous support and insight into how building teams of people and support for a vision is critical.
A native of Michigan, Betsy played an integral role in helping to bring reform to schools in Detroit and around the state. As chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, Betsy has continued to encourage improvement of the education system and all aspects of it. Having been born into a successful family, and one that holds high regard for the military and all related matters.
Although the votes for her to take on this position came close to a tie, that tie was broken when the Vice President cast his vote. It is no surprise that the votes for her came so close, and I’m pretty sure it’s because she is the type of woman that gets things done.
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