The work of Dick DeVos is well known to me in terms of his business career, but I have only recently been learning more about his philanthropic work that has taken him to new levels of success as an integral part of communities across the U.S. I was already aware of the work Dick completed in the political world and as a member of the Michigan Board of Education; I believe Dick is one of the leading philanthropists in the U.S. who has spent a large amount of his time working to better the lives of others beginning in Michigan and moving on to various areas of the U.S. and the world as a whole.
A recent article I found discussed the latest tax returns of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and explained just how influential the pair have been in developing a range of investment options for the charitable groups and causes they back. Community success has been a major part of the work of Dick DeVos and I believe his skill as a business and community leader has been of great help and support to many different groups; the $139 million Dick and Betsy DeVos have donated to various groups is an amazing figure and shows just how importantly they feel about the work that is completed to help education reform and many other causes in their name.
I have always been a supporter of Dick DeVos as he has found his way to create a philanthropic and business career that I believe will rarely be matched in the future. Dick has always been known as an education reformer and I was happy to see in 2015 his major charitable contributions were for this important cause that is obviously close to his heart and that of his family. As a whole the DeVos family have provided support to charitable groups, such as the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital to the tune of more than $1 billion over the lifetime of the family in relation to the AmWay Group.
Dick DeVos is the eldest son of Richard DeVos who is the founder and former CEO of the AmWay Group. I first became aware of Dick when he headed the AmWay Group’s international development division that saw him gain a wide range of experience and knowledge that would be used to great effect as the head of AmWay from 1993 to the early 21st century. In my opinion Dick DeVos has made a success of every position he has taken up with AmWay, Windquest, and the Orlando Magic, but his major achievement in business will always be the restructuring of the AmWay Group that saw its reach expanded to over 50 countries across the planet.