Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos are America’s top philanthropists. Their generous contributions and political endorsements have attracted a lot of attention from prominent media outlets and magazines. Recently, MLive released a statement on how Dick DeVos has been changing the lives of people through charity works.
How Dick DeVos is changing the education system
Dick DeVos is a prominent businessperson and former president chief executive officer of Amway Corporation. His wife, Betsy DeVos, is the current cabinet secretary in charge of education. This executive has been involved in Republican politics hence the large political donations. According to MLive, the DeVos lifetime contributions amount $139 million. Dick DeVos donates through his organization “The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.” This businessperson’s extended family has also been in the spotlight when it comes to volunteering and charity. In 2015, they were position 24 on the Forbes Magazine’s list of philanthropists.
This professional has made a name for himself as an individual who funds education projects. His 2015 charitable giving made the headlines in various media platforms. Based on the reports provided by the Family Foundation, a quarter of the 2015 contributions were allocated to education. The same year, Dick DeVos also funded organizations that advocate for education reforms in the United States. During an interview with MLive, Dick DeVos narrated that there are specific areas where children have minimal access to education. He further added that his goal is to seal this gap and make it possible for kids to achieve the American dream. This entrepreneur has also established schools in the Michigan area in support of the education system. Among the schools he has set up include the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick DeVos also funds other learning institutions such as Detroit Charter School Company, Potter’s House, Rehoboth Christian School, and Northwood University.
Dick DeVos other contributions
Dick DeVos has strived to ensure that his foundation, Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, meets the criteria of non-profit organizations. His compliance with the regulations that govern charity organizations is one of the reasons why he has been able to achieve his mandate. Dick DeVos also funds other causes, including public policy, churches, civic & community organizations, health & human services, and leadership & development. He also supports the Helen DeVos’ Children Hospital, a healthcare facility he helped set up in Michigan. Dick DeVos also has ties to the church particularly the one situated on Willow Creek. In 2013, he funded a summit that was hosted by the temple in Willow Creek.
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