Yuri Vanetik strive to make a positive impact at all levels of our society through involvement in organizations which support free market competition, global security, education, and community based initiatives. To this end, Mr. Vanetik actively supports a broad array of philanthropic and political organizations and causes. Some of these organizations include:
Center for Global Change
The Center for Global Change was created to provide assistance to the abused, neglected, and underprivileged orphans around the world. C4GC supports individuals, programs, and organizations that truly enrich the lives of the impoverished. Our goal is simply to satisfy the most fundamental human needs that we so often take for granted.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation – Economic Growth
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key economic challenges threatening America’s future and accelerate action on them. To meet these challenges successfully, they work to bring Americans together to find sensible, sustainable solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.
Kauffman Foundation – Economic Growth
The Kauffman Foundation helps individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of their founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Economic Growth
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer.
As the voice of business, the Chamber’s core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.
Center for Education Reform – Education
The Center for Education Reform drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment. Through its storehouse of data and unique insights into American communities, CER uses information to turn parents into activists, policymakers into advocates, and educators into reform leaders. The Center for Education Reform changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish. The Center for Education Reform is a 501c(3) public, nonprofit corporation organized in the District of Columbia in 1993. Support for CER comes from more than 1,000 individuals, foundations, and civic leaders.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Education
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works in the United States to ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
Outrageous Learning – Education
Scott Oki, is a well-known philanthropist, entrepreneur and new author, thanks to the recent release of his first book entitled: Outrageous Learning: An Educational Manifesto, which highlights the troubles facing our nation’s schools and presents solutions that will bring constructive change to public education.
Scott Oki, former CIO of Microsoft and one of Forbes magazine’s wealthiest 400 U.S., “marries his passion for things entrepreneurial with things philanthropic in ways that encourage others to do the same.” His Foundation works to positively reform education through the advocacy of longer school years, increased volunteer participation, and local budgetary control, the elimination of standardized curriculum, early intervention and specialized instruction.
Quilliam Foundation – International Security
Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank. Located in London, the founders are former leading ideologues of UK-based extremistIslamist organizations – organizations that are still active today. Extremism, a prelude to terrorism, cannot be contained by Muslims alone.—not least because religious rigidity and extremism are products of the failures of wider society to foster a shared sense of belonging and to advance liberal democratic values among all sections of society. That said; Quilliam believes a more self-critical approach must be adopted by Muslim leaders to free communities from Westophobic ideological influences, escape social insularity and facilitate the organic growth of Western Islam.
Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. It aims to generate creative thought paradigms through informed and inclusive discussion to counter the Islamist ideology behind terrorism, whilst simultaneously providing evidence-based recommendations to governments for related policy measures.
Set America Free Coalition – International Security
Ninety-seven of the fuel used in U.S. transportation is petroleum based, meaning oil has a monopoly, and we as consumers have no choice. The Set America Free Coalition’s mission is to change that. Their focus is to educate people about the danger of the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and the need for fuel choice; increase public demand for and use of flexible fuel vehicles and plug-in hybrids and support policy solutions that increase fuel choice.
Institute for the Analysis of Global Security – International Security
The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security is a nonprofit public educational organization focusing on energy security. IAGS seeks to promote public awareness to the strong impact energy has on our economy and security and to the myriad of technological and policy solutions that could help us move into an era of enhanced energy security, and increase peace, prosperity and stability in the world.
Alliance of Youth Movements – International Security
Alliance of Youth Movements (AYM) unites individuals, government officials, academics, and private and public sector leaders from around the world to explore ways to advance grassroots movements seeking positive social change through 21st century technology and tools. AYM positively empowers leaders to affect nonviolent change in the world by creating and promoting use of technological tools to advance freedom, human rights, democracy, and development around the world. Watch their video to learn more.
The Claremont Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to restore the principles of the American Founding to their rightful, preeminent authority in our national life. These principles are expressed most eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” To recover the founding principles in our political life means recovering a limited and accountable government that respects private property, promotes stable family life, and maintains a strong defense.
American Red Cross
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.
Miracles for Kids
Miracles for Kids is a non-profit organization based in Orange County, California. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
CUSA at UCI
The Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California, Irvine is the hub of a global network established to study new environmental and human security challenges. CUSA undertakes interdisciplinary research to understand and develop solutions to pressing human and environmental security challenges. CUSA’s education programs prepare the next generation of leaders and researchers and our public service activities enhance awareness, preparedness and response to help address emerging security challenges that impact our families, communities, and nation.
Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nationwide, non-partisan organization, is the primary channel through which senior business executives can help enhance the nation’s security. BENS members use their business experience to drive our agenda, deliver our message to decision makers and make certain that the changes we propose are put into practice. BENS has only one special interest: to help make America safe and secure.
Sheriff’s Youth Foundation
The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation was created in 1985, based upon the belief that crime prevention programs focused on youth are the key to developing safer communities. The Youth Foundation received its charitable tax-exempt status (#95-4047797) from the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board. The Foundation’s objective is to increase community safety by fostering self-esteem and a sense of purpose, assisting youth to find value in themselves, to feel a sense of direction, and define who they are. The foundation supports two countywide programs; Success Through Awareness & Resistance (STAR) Program and the Youth Activity Leagues (Y.A.L.).