Entrepreneur and businessman Keith Mann just announced that Dynamic Search Partners has reached its $22,000 goal for Brooklyn-based Uncommon Schools.
The inner city charter school is one of many such schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts that offer an educational path for students who have few financial options.
Keith Mann, creator of Dynamic Search Partners, held a charity fund raising event at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden. The goal was to raise money for the school’s PSAT and SAT exams. Many power players and executives came out to join the fun. At the end of the night, over $22,000 was raised. “This money guarantees that students who want to college will not have to worry about the first step,” said Mann.
The Brooklyn-based Uncommon School is in its inaugural year in Brooklyn. This year’s class will see about 75 graduates.
Mann expressed his appreciation towards Uncommon Schools and the students. “These kids are eager to learn and the vast majority will make a positive contribution to society,” said Mann. The school is one of the most modern in New York. They employ some of the most dynamic, young teachers across the nation, according to Mann.
Mann is the CEO of Dynamic Search Partners. His relationship with Uncommon Schools dates back to 2013. As a successful businessman, there isn’t a challenge that Mann won’t face. When asked to host a fundraising event, he didn’t flinch. In fact, he supported it 100 percent.
He has been in the financial industry for nearly 20 years. Trained at some of the finest hedge fund banks in the world, Mann struck out on his own and founded his own company in 2010. Through Dynamic Search Partners, he has staffed a number of agencies all over the world with highly-trained professionals.
His company has offices in New York, Europe and Asia.
The DeVos family of Grand Rapids, Michigan is one of the richest and most philanthropic in the U.S. The family’s patriarch, Richard Sr., is the co-founder of Amway Corporation.
On thing the DeVos’s know is that power and influence doesn’t always come from how much money you have — how much you give away is where the influence lies. According to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, The DeVos family is estimated to have given $1.2 billion away over a lifetime. Although Forbes ordinarily doesn’t reach such information, a little prodding did the trick. Richard DeVos says releasing the numbers will hopefully encourage more people to give.
The family is well known in Michigan for their conservative political stance. Richard “Dick” DeVos ran in the 2006 Governor’s race against as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Jennifer Granholm but lost.
While Forbes lists how much money a family gives, it doesn’t tell exactly where all the money went. According to 2013 IRS records, the bulk of their giving went to education. In fact, 48% went to education, 27% to health and community services, 13% to faith-based organizations and 12% to the arts.
American Enterprise Institute, The Heritage Foundation and Mackinaw Center were given six-figure donations.
The family has five separate foundations. Each of Richard DeVoses four children have a foundation. The elder DeVos and his wife run the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. At times, all five foundations work together to attain a goal.
A number of charities are singing the praises of the DeVos family. The South Division Avenue Ministry is able to feed and clothe people. They offer other services such as helping individuals find jobs and get identification. Mel Trotter, spokesperson for the ministry says that they wouldn’t be in existence now if not for the generosity of the DeVos family.
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