Why start a foundation, and what was it’s purpose? This was the central question When my partners and I started our company, DART International, LLC., we immediately determined that we wanted to be a great company. To achieve our purpose, we asked ourselves what constituted a great company? was it that we had great technology? great employees? exceptional customer service? Or was it that we had more experience and better equipment than our competition? Many companies have some or all of the above and no matter how hard we tried to determine what constituted a great company we realized we were failing.
The reason we were failing to answer our question was that we were approaching it from a business point of view; once we realized that we easily came up with the answer. A great company was not one that had all the above, a great company was one that simply gave back. As committed Christians we believed that if God blessed us with wealth it was our responsibility to give a percentage of that wealth to making an impact on the life of others; thus, we created the Tres Hermanos Foundation.
As I look at the world today and see so much need one must ask themselves why not give some of it back to helping others. For Bill Gates it might mean giving billions, for others it might simply be providing a scholarship of $250.00 for needy students to buy books for college. The amount is irrelevant, is up to each giver to determine how much they want to give and for what; what is not irrelevant is that we all need to give back.
Dr. Jorge L. Valdés serves clients across Miami, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. Toronto, Philadelphia and all over the USA.