At USHEALTH Group, Inc., and USHEALTH Advisors, the company motto is Helping Other People Everday, or HOPE. This is an initiative that was started by Chief Executive Officer Troy McQuagge in 2010, soon after these companies were founded. He says that he wants everyone at these companies to make a positive difference in the lives of others in their communities. Since that time a number of projects have been developed both at the headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as across America in their district sales offices.
One example of a HOPE project took place in Brevard County, Florida. The division leader there, Elizabeth Byrne, decided that the wanted to engage her staff of insurance agents in one of these projects. After performing quite a bit of research they decided to help out a local charitable organization called the Brevard County Homes for Warriors Project. This nonprofit, started by the Space Coast Paratroopers Association, provides free homes to veterans. The USHEALTH Advisors group in this county named themselves the “Byrne Team” and they all pitched in to level an uninhabitable home, perform cleanup, help rebuild a new home, and put in a lawn. After this was completed a local veteran and his family were given the home at no expense.
In both 2016 and 2017 Troy McQuagge US Health declared November to be a Month Of Hope at these two companies. He made an announcement about this at the Leaders Meeting they hold each year. This Leaders Meeting is attended by the top 500 insurance sales leaders at USHEALTH Advisors in the nation. He wanted them to spread the message to others in their district offices that everyone should do what they can to help out in their local communities. Read more on insurancenewsnet.com about Troy McQuagge US Health
The staff at the district offices have helped out numerous people during these Month of Hope projects. They have assisted in building new homes, for example. They have also bought food and clothing that has been provided to any child who needed them. They have also helped out local homeless veterans by finding places for them to stay as well as getting food to them. Check:https://medium.com/@troymcquagge
Ryan Wilcox is an 18-year-old high school student from El Cajon, California who has been in a long battle with leukemia. According to the article on KGTV San Diego, Ryan was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor when he was just three-years-old. Despite what the doctors said, Ryan made it past the age of five and the tumor was removed when he was seven-years-old. However last year he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.
Ryan said that his friends, family, and Captain America help him get through his health battles. He said that Captain America is someone who never gives up and keeps his spirits high. Ryan’s classmates attempted to reach out to Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America in the films, to see if they could arranged a meeting between the two. They knew that it would be the highlight of Ryan’s life. Chris Evans sent a special message to Ryan which was played at his high school during a special assembly but what Ryan didn’t know was an even bigger surprise was coming.
A few days ago he got the surprise of his life when three of the biggest stars in Hollywood showed up on his doorstep to meet him. Monday morning Ryan opened his door to find Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Gwyneth Paltrow standing there. They came in and spent around an hour with Ryan, chatting and taking pictures.
Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners have proven their dedication to education in the past few years by raising funds for Uncommon Schools, a non-profit that manages schools in low income urban areas. Mann has since established a scholarship fund for students at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, according to a Business Wire article. The Scholarship for Professional Achievement will go to one graduating senior from Uncommon Charter High School and is worth $5,000. Applicants are required to write an essay of 1,000 words about how a college education will help them achieve their goals.
Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners share Uncommon Schools goal of preparing underprivileged youth in low income, urban areas for college. Uncommon Schools manages more than 40 schools in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey. Dynamics Search Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in filling executive positions in the alternative investment industry. The company has partnered with Uncommon Schools since 2013 assisting students with real-world skills such as job interviews, preparing resumes and filling out college applications.
Mann has worked in the investment industry for years finding executives to fill company mandates. He worked with Dynamics Executive Search as managing director. After seeing a need in the alternative investment industry, Mann launched the alternative investment side of the firm. In 2009 he started Dynamics Search Partners. The company serves companies in the alternative investment industry across the United States, Europe and Asia. Part of Mann’s job is to find the most talented Executives to fit with a company. His dedication to the investment industry assists in his passion for educating students to enter the business world. The Scholarship for Professional Achievement will assist students on getting the education they need to enter the real world.
It’s an unfortunate truth, but many children go without needed, regular dental care. The people behind Operation Smile are trying to close the gap on the problem. This year, New Jersey Dentist, Avi Weisfogel is helping the organization out.
Dr. Weisfogel has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Operation Smile. The goal of his campaign is $2000. Operation Smile is an international charity that provides free oral surgery for children. The types of surgeries the organization helps out with include cleft palate, cleft lips, and other facial deformities.
According to Dr. Weisfogel, Operation Smile, “believes that every child deserves exceptional surgical care and to be treated as if they were one of our own.”
The organization works together with local doctors, hospitals, and other organizations to get the most effective help for as many kids as they can. Depending on the situation, sometimes the effort includes getting special equipment relocated to a medical facility to help a child.
Founded in 1982 by Bill and Kathy Magee, the first mission was to help kids in the Philippines. Since then they have thousands of volunteers around the world in 80 different countries. Over 220,000 children have benefited from free surgeries provided by Operation Smile.
Weisfogel has been working in dentistry for nearly 20 years. His main focus is the combination of dentistry and sleep medicine. He owns Dental Sleep Masters where he helps dentists recognize and help patients with sleep apnea.
If you would like to donate to Operation Smile, visit Dr. Weisfogel’s GoFundMe