August 4

Logan Stout- Chief Executive Officer Of IDLife

In the world today, people have been overly focused on health and weight management. In the craze of weight loss, many companies have been established to satisfy the need of the society. One of the significant companies to produce effective products is the IDLife.

IDLife, established in 2014 has received tremendous growth becoming on the top 100 Multi- Level Marketing Companies in the world. Logan Stout is the founder and the C.E.O of the Company. IDLife focuses on providing organic nutritional supplements to help in weight management.

Despite the fact that Logan Stout is focused on building successful businesses, his primary focus is helping people. He motivates and also helps other business owners to develop leadership skills. Due to his passion for seeing people succeed, Logan published a book ‘The Secret to Building Yourself, People and Teams’ in 2013. The book was published to empower leaders in business and to inspire those who seek to establish their potential and purpose. The books received great reception especially in the business world, and it was endorsed by renowned business woman Barbara Corcoran and Fubu Founder, Daymond John both starring on Shark Tank Program.

Logan dream to inspire people in the world was attained when he partnered with John C Maxwell. John is a popular Leadership expert, and together with Logan, they are establishing personal development and leadership training across 196 nations of the World.

Logan Stout is a business mogul with different establishments in the world. Before creating the IDLife, Logan founded the Dallas Patriots Baseball Foundation. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Through the organization, Logan has focused his attention on mentoring the youth. The Dallas Patriots Baseball Foundation has grown to become the largest organization in the World providing leadership training and mentorship to young people.

Logan made appearances in both radio and television. Stout has also been featured in different publications including the Philadelphia Life Magazine and New York Times. The Philadelphia Life Magazine named Logan, the ‘Man of the Year.’

Logan attended the University of Panola where he graduated with a business degree. Stout also attended the University of Dallas for his Psychology degree.

For more information about Logan Stout, just visit loganstout.com

August 4

Dick DeVos Leading the Way in Philanthropic Giving

Although Dick DeVos’ name is synonymous with the Amway empire co-founded by his father Rich, not enough attention has been given to his charitable contributions. The amount is staggering In comparison to political contributions, with $11.6 million dollars given out in 2015 alone- More than double the 5.3 million over the past five years as reported by Betsy DeVos reported to the federal government as part of the vetting process for her position as Secretary of the Department of Education.

 

The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation have given back to the community nearly $139 million dollars over their lifetimes. However, giving is an even larger part of the Amway family Dynasty, with DeVos’ father and four grown children contributing a total of $104 million dollars in charity donations in 2015. According to Forbes Magazine data, the family has given $1.33 billion, or roughly one quarter of their $5.2 billion dollar fortune.

 

Among the philanthropic endeavors for Dick and Betsy, it’s evident that education is a top priority. In 2015 alone, more than $3 million was earmarked for educational causes, which made roughly 26 percent of their total charitable donations for the year. Additionally, their foundation awarded 3 percent or $357,000 for educational reform.

 

When asked about educational priorities, DeVos said that it became became clear to he and his wife over time that the current system was not fulfilling the American dream. In other words, he believes the issue is increasingly a civil rights problem. During an interview with MLive and The Grand Rapids Press, Devos also stated that kids growing up in the wrong zip code can have a difficult time reaching the American Dream, and education is a necessary part to achieving that dream.

 

Although critics argue that school vouchers and Charter Schools take tax dollars away from public schools, DeVos believes choice addresses the failings of a one size fits all program inherent within the public school curriculum. DeVos truly believes there are many great teachers and administrators doing wonderful work, but a better job can be done at helping talented educators to be even more effective in reaching out to every child.

 

A specific breakdown of philanthropic education contributions for 2015 is currently unavailable. However, according to the Foundation’s tax records in 2013 include several Major beneficiaries. Among those are the West Michigan Aviation Academy ($315,000), Ferris State University in Big Rapids ($100,000), Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning ($25,000), Potter’s House in Wyoming ($301,000). Rehoboth Christian School New Mexico ($50,000), and Dick DeVos’ alma mater Northwood University in Midland ($200,000).

 

Apparently, it’s not the wealth accumulated but how much is given away, according to Dick DeVos and his family. They show it in actions instead of rhetoric, and lead the way in philanthropy.