Dick DeVos: The Revolutionary Philanthropist

Meet Dick, a determined philanthropist whose vigor in supporting education reforms is exception. Those who have met Mr. DeVos know that he would give just about anything in support of education reforms. His family has offered a lot in donating to schools, churches, as well as political parties, specifically the Republican Party. Mr. DeVos’ dedication and love for the support of education and the art department has spread like wildfire to the rest of his family members, particularly his children who not only support his quest but also even challenge him to do better, improve and give more as time passes by. Mr. DeVos’ father, Amway, was also a generous contributor to different sectors, a trait that is now being practiced by his son and grandsons as well making it a family tradition.

 

Education Comes First

Dick and his wife Betsy value education first followed by arts and culture related investments and activities. Their great desire to support the school system is motivated by the urge to fill all the loopholes that exist in the education system, thus giving every American child an equal chance of achieving the American dream. Their donations go to the schools in Michigan, which is the hometown of this selfless couple. The highest percentage of their annual contributions always go to the education sector. Giving without attaching any strings is their strongpoint; they make donations and do not look back to control where and who gets the funds. Nonetheless, they follow up on one aviation-themed charter school in Michigan, which they are an annual contributor. This following up is an effort to appreciate and applaud the students who emerge top in this STEM courses, and at the same time looking forward to promoting more of this kind of courses.

 

After education comes art and culture to promote cultural diversity in the world. The rest of the money is distributed to community service and development projects, church supporting funds, civil and leadership support fund, and lastly their donations go to the health sector.

 

How did Dick DeVos get here?

Dick DeVos is a man of great skills who has exploited most if not all of his capabilities and desires. He is a two-time National Champion sailor, a qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot. He is a writer whose book was published in 1997, not forgetting that this all rounded family man and successful businessman was also a Republican candidate for governor in 2006. His works extend to the business world where he currently serves as the President of The Windquest Group after previously working at Amway and the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Dick is also a leader when it comes to community services; he is the one who started the Education Freedom Fund, which benefited many poor Michigan kids.