When we grow up, we all take up various responsibilities just to survive. Of all the people I know, no one perfects on liability and duty than Dick DeVos. Although Dick DeVos is always as busy as a bee, he has found a way to perform many tasks within a day with a lot of success. Dick, husband to Betsy DeVos is not only a politician but also a philanthropist and businessman. Dick is a man who has been his secret boss as well as an individual that has worked for others. Since 1984, Mr. DeVos has worked for Amway International, Orlando Magic, Amway, The Thunderbird School of International Management, and the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan. However, Dick has maintained close connections with The Windquest Group, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Grand Action Committee, Willow Creek Association, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, all companies that he currently has deep involvements.
DeVos has for a long time been incredibly passionate about helping others succeed. With the support of his friends and family, Mr. DeVos has been able to initiate many charity programs that empower society. As of 2016, the DeVoses had given $139 million in philanthropy alone, figures that are expected to rise in future. Through the family website, the DeVos family acknowledged to having spent $11.6 million on charity as of 2015. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dick is currently one of the top givers in the United States of America. When you combine Dick’s giving with that of the extended family, you get an impressive amount of more than a billion dollars worth of giving in support of charitable courses.
However, Dick and Betsy DeVos have been long-time supporters of education in the United States. To this end, a lot of the proceeds that they have given in the form of donations have gone to the education sector. The couple has spent more than $3 million in support of education in the country. For a very long time, Dick has felt that school system has not been very fulfilling to the American citizens, thus his choice to offer support so as to improve quality and capacity. Dick’s philanthropy to education has helped teachers play out their individual roles effectively. Some of the beneficiaries to Mr. DeVos philanthropy include the Rehoboth Christian School, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Potter’s House Christian School, the Alma Mater Northwood University, Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning, Ferris State University, and the Compass College of Cinematic Arts.
The DeVoses only support institutions that prove to the world that they have what it takes to create talented leaders, and that have shown a sense of accountability on how they run their finances. It is because of Dick and his wife Betsy that the education system in the country has improved.