Dick DeVos is an American businessman who has been engaged in philanthropic and political activities in the country. He started his career as a businessman in 1974 when he started working for Amway Corporation. He worked for 5 years in the organization. In this period, he held various positions in the corporation. The highest position he held was that of the Vice President of the corporation heading operations in over 18 countries where the company operated. Dick Devos left the company so that he could start his own businesses. He was born from a powerful family in the country, Dick DeVos is a son of billionaire Richard DeVos who was also a business. He laid a foundation for his son to build on the businesses that he had established. Dick was also left to manage the Orlando Magic Basketball team which his father had bought.
Dick DeVos was born in 1955. All his life business, philanthropy, and politics have formed a large part of his lifetime activities. As a philanthropist, he has been very active in supporting activities that are meant to give back to the community. Together with his wife Betsy DeVos, they have been key pillars of education reforms in the country. In Michigan, there are numerous groups that have benefitted from the philanthropic works that this family has been carrying out. The DeVos has done an incredible job of promoting the students from low income earning families’ to a good school. Betsy believes that there is a need for the society to create an equal platform for all children in the country to enjoy the same rights as well as same access to quality education. For a long time, good education has been a preserve of the high-income earners who are able to send their children to good private schools. Betsy DeVos and Dick DeVos have been keen to make education reforms in the country work.
In Michigan, there is a huge number of children who are attending good schools due to the contributions that have been made by the DeVos family. Through their family foundation known as Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, they have managed to make an impact in the lives of many people. They have sponsored the establishment of the first aviation school in the state. They have ensured that students in this school get the best education by purchasing the first plane that will be used in teaching. The DeVos has managed to bring prominent people into fundraisers meant to contribute money for this initiative.
To learn more, visit http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/about.