If you are not aware of who Dick Devos is, well you are about to find out. Dick Devos is one of the nation’s top donors for many charitable causes. He is a billionaire and an heir to the Amway fortune. Devos is the son of Richard Devos who is a co-founder of Amway. Devos has operated his father’s company in the past and helped to make it an extremely profitable organization under his leadership.
These days, Devos is no longer running his father’s business. He is now the president of The Windquest Group. Devos uses his vast resources and finances to fund his charitable contributions that he makes through the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. This non-profit organization is designed to provide contributions to various causes that Dick and his wife believe in.
By the way, Dick is the husband of Betsy Devos who is the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education under Donald Trump. Betsy follows her husband’s lead with making donations for causes. Her position as the nation’s leading educational figure has helped to elevate the Devos’s platform for giving.
The field of education is an important platform for the Devos family. Dick and his wife Betsy are really passionate about education because they realize that it is fundamental to achieving the American Dream. Devos realized well over 20 years ago, that if people do not have the proper education they will not be able to achieve the success that they want and need in life.
Devos and his wife also enjoys helping parents and other educators who are involved within the field of education. Years ago, when Devos’s children were school-aged students; he realized that they had a connection with other parents and even teachers.
He faced the same challenges and problems that they were going through when it came to providing their children a high-quality education. Strange as this might sound; even a financially well off family can have “under-educated” children. It happens a lot more than people believe.
Devos and his wife also started the West Michigan Aviation Acaemy which is a charter school in Grand Rapids, Michigan for future pilots. He has also provided support for school choice policies and for vouchers. Devos is passionate about this cause and he pushes for it on a regular basis. Devos also gives to the arts and other organizations such as after school programs.
Devos wants to help people. He is committed to this cause. He knows that the new standard of wealth in modern times is measured by philanthropic giving. In other words, people who really have money must help others with it to show their true financial wealth. Devos (and his wife) is committed to taking this action. He wants to ensure that people are receiving the aid that they need. Devos also wants to do his part with making the United States a better place to be for everyone.