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Charles Koch philanthropy: ‘individual empowerment’

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The giving of philanthropy Charles Koch reflects his belief in removing barriers to “self-actualization,” said David Dziok, a spokesman for the Kansas billionaire. Over the past two decades, the Koch family foundation Koch, Koch Industries and Stand Together based in Wichita (a philanthropic community founded by Koch) have provided around $ 90 million to Kansas-based organizations.

In 2019, for example, Koch gave $ 5 million to charities Wichita and Kansas, including $ 1 million to build the Koch Carousel Park in the tourist attraction Botanica park in Wichita.

Wichita State University has been a major recipient – $ 21 million in the past two decades – from Koch’s local philanthropy. Among WSU’s donations were $ 3.75 million for “space makers” at the WSU Innovation Campus, $ 4.5 million to expand and renovate the Charles Koch Arena and $ 3.64 million to support the WSU Institute for Economic Growth Studies.

Another beneficiary of Koch philanthropy is the Mary R. Koch Arts Center (named after Koch’s mother), a Wichita institution that opened in 2017 and received $ 14.8 million. In addition, Koch has funded $ 2.3 million in scholarships for Kansas visual and performance artists.

Young Entrepreneurs, a Wichita-based national program designed by Koch and his wife to teach high school students about entrepreneurial thinking, has received $ 20 million over the past 20 years. Most of the money was spent on YE programming that is managed outside of Kansas.

Other Koch-related philanthropic contributions in the past 20 years include:

• $ 3 million for Kansas State University programming and scholarships

• $ 2 million to support the Wichita Salvation Army community center

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• $ 1 million to the Nature Conservancy of Kansas to expand and enhance its preservation

• $ 1 million for University of Kansas programming and scholarships

• $ 360,500 for Rise Up for Youth, a program serving the minority youth of Wichita

(Data provided by Koch Industries)

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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