Dick DeVos, firstborn son of Richard DeVos Snr. is one of the leading entrepreneurs in Michigan. He was once listed by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest males in the United States. DeVos has worked for various companies, including Amway, co-founded by his father. He however left Amyway in the year 1989, to start a business of his own, Windquest Management. He later was reappointed to Amway Corporation and ended-up succeeding his father in various capacities in the firm. He has seen the company transition to what is now known as Alticor Corporation.
Have amassed wild success through the various company- owned business, DeVos only sees it fit to give back to the society. Dick is one of the biggest philanthropists, known in the USA. In the spirit of giving back and sharing the wealth that they have been blessed with, Dick and his wife Betsy DeVos started The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.
With The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Dick and his wife are able to contribute to the education status of the country. Together, they help increase opportunities for education to students coming from the less fortunate backgrounds. In this regard, they collaborate with Thunderbird School of Global Management to support students entering the school for a Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration. They also award scholarships for students entering Northwood University for Business Administration Bachelor’s Degree.
The company is also community focused. They plan charities and donate to projects that have an aim of increasing the sustainability of various communities. This is by making it easy for people to access quality and affordable health services. In addition, they also provide support to increase the quality of life for different individuals.
The company is also a steward for leadership. Having tried his hand on politics, DeVos definitely knows what is required for successful leadership. With the foundation, he trains and supports potential leaders with the aim of equipping them to be great future leaders.
His biggest and most notable donation was that of a $ 22.5 million to the DeVos Institute of Arts, which is currently known as the Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management.