Political affiliations and money are what many people think of when they hear the name Dick DeVos. What many people don’t think about is the millions of dollars he, and his entire family, have donated to those less fortunate than them. A recent article, published on MLive’s website, recently shed some light into what kind of man Dick DeVos really is.
The article was published in January of this year. It highlighted the financial information that has recently been made public about the DeVos family. This information showed that the DeVos family has donated millions of dollars over the years to encourage better education for Michigan’s children. In fact, the information in the article showed that Dick and Betsy DeVos dedicate over a quarter of their annual charitable contributions directly to education.
Dick DeVos’ professional career was also briefly discussed in the article. Dick’s father was one of the co-founders of the highly successful Amway company. Dick himself grew up helping start and grow the business. Dick graduated from Forest Hills Public School and went on to earn a degree in business administration. He then took on more executive roles in the Amway business. These roles included Vice President and eventually President of the business. He also ran the Orlando Magic team for a few years in the early 1990s.
Aside from his career in the family business, Dick has also held many seats on various charitable boards. He has been very involved in Michigan’s public school system his entire adult life. He has even sat on the state school board, funded a scholarship for less advantaged children, and opened a high school.
Mrs. DeVos’ recent nomination to the presidential cabinet has left many people unsure. However, a closer look into their lives and finances show that the DeVos family is very much aware of the current situation of the education system in the country. They have been trying to help change the educational system in Michigan, and now can help share their expertise with the rest of the country.
Many people today cannot get past their perceived perception of someone. Dick and Betsy DeVos are wonderful people who have used their mass wealth to help thousands of less fortunate children. It is clear by their charitable works, both financial donations and their time, that they are dedicated to helping reform the education system in our country.