Being an architect can at times be considered a thankless career. Often the men and women who design and create buildings and bridges can be slipped away out of the spotlight after their work is built. Thankfully, groups like the nonprofit, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters also known as the MIAL which are specifically tasked with recognizing the best in many art based industries can often heed the call for recognizing the gifted. This year, they have chosen an architect for this year’s award. In April, The American Institute of Architects announced that one of their own was added to the elite and high ranking gifted architects recognized for a lifetime achievement award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
Robert Ivy, the CEO of The American Institute of Architects was recognized by the MIAL with the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This is a highly unusual source for an architect to receive such an award and it is the first time that the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters has recognized an architect. The award is given to living Mississippi connected artists and patrons, who have collectively contributed extraordinarily to the art community and society. Robert Ivy along with stained-glass artist Andrew Cary Young from Jackson, Mississippi’s Pearl River Glass Studio will be honored for their contributions for the 2018 celebration. Ivy, has been the CEO of The American Institute of Architects since 2011. He is also an author, editor, and a currently practicing architect. The President of the AIA, Carl Elefante, stated he was very excited for Robert and called him a worthy ambassador for the architectural profession.
The AIA under his co-leadership has helped to significantly grow a global footprint for the Institute. Presently, they are at their highest membership level in its 160-year-old history. Robert Ivy has also received a high-ranking award in 2010 when he was named and recognized as a “Master Architect” by the national architecture fraternity of Alpha Rho Chi. This honorary title is only given to the world’s most widely known and highly achieved architects. With this award, Robert Ivy joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious Mississippians all of whom were previous Noel Polk award recipients. Previous honorees include writers Eudora Welty, and Shelby Foote, acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman, artist Walter Anderson and renowned singer Leontyne Price.
Since he is the principal of Fortress Investment Group, that’s the impression most people take from Peter Briger. He knows a lot about investing and knows there are things that happen with investments. Peter Briger always wanted to help people see he could do things right and see things would get better while he was doing the business. Briger spent a lot of time coming up with new ideas and giving people a chance to try things they might not get without the help of Fortress Investment Group. Aside from that, though, Briger learned how to change things so people could see more opportunities.
When Peter Briger isn’t working with Fortress Investment Group, he’s doing his best to support the causes he cares about. He believes in philanthropy and helping the causes. He always knew there were things that would help him become better at the options he had. for Briger, he knew what it meant to continue giving people positive experiences no matter what they did. He also felt compelled to keep giving charity options to those who needed them. By the time he looked at different things, Briger felt good about giving others the chance to do things the right way.
Most people don’t even realize Peter Briger is a billionaire. Despite sitting at the top of the list, he is one of the people who doesn’t act like a billionaire. He knows he has a lot of money and also knows how he got there. The only true evidence of Briger’s billionaire status is how he shows people how to make money like he does. This is what he does so he can help others and he can do more to make sure they’re investing the right way. As long as he feels good about what he’s doing, he knows how to help others with the money they have. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group
There were times when Peter Briger had to rely on his past experience to try different things. Before working with Fortress Investment Group, Briger had experience working as an investor. Not only did he have a lot of money from investing but he also felt there were things that would help him see the difference between what he did and what other people did. By the time he started working with Fortress Investment Group, he had so much experience he felt confident showing others there were things they could invest in that would make a lot of difference.
While other financial technology companies, like Lending Club and OnDeck, had the idea of burning the traditional banking industry to the ground, GreenSky Credit decided to embrace the old regime and allow it to function with less friction. GreenSky Credit now appears to be the model that is taking hold across the financial tech industry. With OnDeck and Lending Club both experiencing stock price declines of more than 85 percent, it seems that the GreenSky Credit model of pairing existing lenders with merchants who are looking to make additional sales may be the definitive way forward for the fintech industry.
GreenSky Credit founder David Zalik is one of the most reclusive CEOs of a major corporation. The former child prodigy scored so high on the SAT test that he was invited to begin attending classes at Auburn University when he was just 12 years old, completely skipping high school in the process. But Zalik quickly grew bored with academia. A couple years into his studies, he dropped out to form computer assembly company MicroTech. The company proved to be a success, and Zalik sold it for around $5 million a in 1996.
By 2006, at the age of 32, Zalik had made some good investments in commercial real estate and was ready to try founding another company. He had gotten the idea for GreenSky Credit while working on another one of his firms, Outweb, an e-consultancy company. He knew that many businesses in the home-remodeling space struggled to close point-of-sale purchases with customers who had often badly underestimated the true cost of home renovation projects.
GreenSky was able to step in with promotional financing terms that were too good for most customers to turn down. At the same time, Zalik was able to sell GreenSky Credit loans to lenders as a way to bring in far more business from the most sought-after loan customers: prime borrowers. Because the average FICO score of a GreenSky borrower is 760, lenders can rest assured that they will not have to deal with many delinquencies or defaults.
The pairing of traditional lenders with over 17,000 merchants has proven to be a winning formula.
Cancer and Alzheimer are among the diseases that have dreaded humanity for the more significant part of the 21st century. There has been an undying need to beat such conditions so that the human suffering could be alleviated. Some of the methods that have been employed include the application of learning by machines, artificial intelligence, and analyses of data. One of the most innovative ways of manipulation and computation of data has been brought to reality by Tempus Labs. Eric Lefkofsky is the brains behind this tech organization that focuses on merging, agglomerating, cleaning up and transforming the data for each patients health into digital form. This is a smart move by Eric and his team at Tempus Labs- an organization with its operations based in Chicago- as physicians would refer from the data in future. The central collection of the clinical and molecular data for patients with cancer would go a long way in helping the doctors make decisions based on data. Data collected covers aspects such as the treatment used by the physicians and how the patient responded to the procedure. Indeed physicians will be able to make well-informed decisions real time because of the reliable data available. The efforts of Tempus in their fight against cancer and Alzheimer have been recognized, and the firm has been ranked among the top ten in the field of health tech in Chicago. Valued partnerships between Tempus and academic institutions together with other healthcare firms have been formed. Tempus performs genomic sequencing on patients sent to their labs by oncologists. Also, the lab merges the clinical and molecular information and transmits the report back to the office of the physician subsequently granting the doctor access to the data system of Tempus. Eric Lefkofsky has a track record of building successful businesses and is among the renowned entrepreneurs of Chicago. He has co-founded companies such as Uptake Technologies, Groupon, Inner Workings and Echo Global Logistics. Eric Lefkofsky is also an active contributor to philanthropic efforts both in his community and around the world. He also wears the hat of a trustee in several institutions such as World Business Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Well, in the news, Jason Hope donates $500,000 to SENS to help fund their efforts in creating preventive medicines for diseases that cause a speed-up of the aging process as pertaining various parts of the body. Diseases such as: as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and lung disease. SENS is here to prevent these diseases from even happening, let along treating it.
Jason Hope’s background is pretty much in the technical field. He currently runs a tech company that specializes in creating innovative solutions of apps, desktop software and games. And he is a huge supporter of other tech companies – he invests in tech startups.
Jason Hope is a huge supporter of communities. He develops grants for high school and college students so that they’re tech ideas can have some support and make an impact on our world. Besides this effort to develop humanity, many of his philanthropist efforts is the reason of success behind many education, disease cure, scientific research and biotechnology solutions that has made a difference in our world today.
He holds a degree in finance from the University of Arizona State and an MBA degree from W.P. Carey School of Business.
His $500,000 means a lot to SENS. As the organization struggles currently to gain adequate funding for many valuable research endeavors, Jason Hope’s donation will be a huge jump-start to allow SENS to contribute to the hard-fought efforts of preventing Arteriosclerosis. Meaning, this donation will help SENS find a solution to hardened arteries to restore its elasticity. This disease causes aging factors to happen to the eyes and skin. When the medicine for the disease is created and approved by the FDA, it will also play a huge role in slowing down the blood pressure in patients.
Jason Hope believes in SENS 100% and the idea that SENS isn’t afraid to take on the modern day approach and innovate, makes Jason Hope that much more in support of its operations. As SENS focus is to improve health and life, Jason Hope believes that with SENS’ team of experts and focused ideals, they can honestly figure out a way for us to live forever. One day, somehow. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000 As Jason Hope continues to take on a philanthropist role, many communities and patients abroad are making the best of his efforts and benefiting greatly. Please do visit Jason Hope’s website for further details on his pursuits. There is more Jason Hope for the world to know. Via twitter
In honesty, no one truly knows what the future will hold. Life is full of curb balls and no one is immune to its effects. If you’re not born into a wealthy family, or if you haven’t won millions of dollars in the lottery, then your financial future is in question. Yes, you could be working a successful job, but you’re still working for the money. Wouldn’t it be nice is the money could work for you instead? In order for this to happen, you’ll definitely need to start investing. Yes, investing can be tricky, and it can be very frustrating, but that’s why there are organizations that are put into place so that you don’t have to do the necessary work.
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