Sheldon Adelson: Devoted To Philanthropy
Following the news, we read a tremendous amount about “right-wing” Sheldon Adelson, but its bias and unfair to neglect his myriad of philanthropic interests.
Born in Boston to a Jewish cab driver father and a stay-at-home mother, the man credits his father for giving him one of life’s most important lessons of philanthropy. While they were poor, he remembers at home his father dropping his coins into the classic “pushkeh”. His father told him “As poor as we are, others are poorer” - and that’s what drives Adelson to work as hard as he does. And its simply amazing the man’s desire to help people.
Very little is known about the vital work Adelson and his wife Miriam do via The Adelson Medical Research Foundation (AMRF), which provides funding for medical research including support for an estimated 200 scientists, medical clinicians and researchers, nanotechnologists, computer scientists, physicians, physicists and other disciplines, as well as 70 medical institutions. AMRF funds medical research in the areas of neurology, immunology and oncology. Adelson and his wife created a collaborative medical model where everything done is shared with colleagues and collaborated.
Earlier this year Sheldon Adelson was given the distinguished Patriot Award at the 4th Annual Armed Forces Foundation Congressional Gala in Washington, DC. Adelson was honored for his support of the armed forces community.
Adelson speaks of the need to help people constantly – and its biased of the media to simply speak about politics. More information on their charities is available at http://www.adelsonfoundation.
Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur and author of “For Immediate Release.”
About the Author: Ronn Torossian is the CEO of NY based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR Agencies in the US. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a Jewish philanthropist and active in a number of worldwide Jewish organizations. More about Ronn