The Philanthropic Activities and Business Career of Dick DeVos

During his lifetime, Dick DeVos has been one of the most charitable individuals in the United States. He and his wife have contributed approximately $139 million to various charitable causes. With this total amount given to philanthropic causes, Dick has been able to establish himself as a prominent contributor to his community. Many media sources have recognized Dick DeVos as one of the very top philanthropists around. When it comes to making contributions to charitable causes, Dick often provides funding for things such as education, arts and culture, business development, healthcare and traditional values. With his charitable contributions, Dick has been a major contributor to improving the lives of many people and organizations in the community.

 

In 2015, Dick DeVos was among the most active individuals in philanthropy. In fact he provided among the most amount of money for various causes. Dick donated $11.6 million to charitable causes such as the arts, education and healthcare. The funds that DeVos donates help provide a number of benefits to various individuals and organizations. The funds are used to help finance the professional development of managers of arts organizations, health research and also the promotion of conservative values. He has provided funding for scholarships and also school vouchers. With this funding, DeVos has been able to regularly make a positive impact in a number of different ways.

 

The two main things that DeVos provides charitable funds to is education and the arts. In fact a majority of his charitable contributions were made towards educational causes. Over the years, DeVos has stressed that the educational system does not provide students with enough opportunities to achieve the American Dream. He thinks that it is in the best interest of both parents and students to have a choice of where they attend school. By being able to choose the school they want to attend, students and parents will be more likely to get a more fulfilling and better quality educational experience. Dick has also used funds to help finance school vouchers which provide funds for parents to use in order to pay for private school.

 

Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos who was the co founder of Amway Corporation. This company is among the top direct selling companies in the world. It distributes various household and consumer products through its independent distributors. When Dick first began his career, he worked at the company at various positions. This allowed him to get practical experience in many aspects of the company. After a number of years, he was appointed as the manager of the Orlando Magic National Basketball Association team. He was able to help make the team one of the most competitive in the league. In 1993, Dick went back to work for Amway and would become its president. At this position he was able to help expand the company and allow it to improve upon its profitability. He would go on to manage his private company Windquest Group.

 

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