Dick DeVos is a member of the DeVos family, a prominent family that currently resides in West Michigan and is known for not only their success within the world of business, but is also known for their generous donations that have made out to charities across the United States that have the end goal of improving lives. The DeVos family has a building reputation that was put on the map ever since Richard DeVos founded Amway Corporation, a company that specializes in selling household products worldwide. Richard DeVos not only grew the legacy of the DeVos family, but also inspired his son to one day become the leader of the company and to demonstrate his natural leadership that has inspired so many already. Dick DeVos has the goal to not only continue building Amway Corporation, but also has the end goal of helping many others along the way.
Dick DeVos, like his father, is a charitable individual who has given millions of dollars to worthy organizations in communities across the United States. Dick DeVos has supported religious initiatives, artistic, civil, as well as educational initiatives. Education is one of Dick DeVos’ passions because he believes that hard work and knowledge combined is a lethal combination that can lead to economic growth and the improvement of lives. Dick DeVos believes that educational opportunities should be based upon merit and not based on the income of a family. Thanks to Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos, many scholarships have been created and schools have been built in their names.
In 2010, Dick DeVos funded the building of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a school that has already offered a quality education to thousands of students. Dick DeVos even partnered with several universities to allow for students of the West Michigan Aviation Academy to automatically have acceptance to certain four-year colleges. Dick DeVos has always appreciated the value of an education and has now given the opportunity to others to do the same. This is just one of the many examples of how Dick DeVos has provided a quality education to those who desire one, yet cannot afford it.
The DeVos family is known for their billions of dollars of contributions to communities. As a member of this family, Dick DeVos has donated millions of his own funds in order to help build communities. For future plans, Dick DeVos wants to continue to create scholarships as well as schools that can offer and encourage individuals to receive a quality education. Dick DeVos believes that knowledge is key to build the economy and hopes that the forty years of generous donations that he has given will continue to pay off for the future to come along with the individuals.