DeVos Supports School Choice | A fascinating family

Dick DeVos has served executive positions with Companies such as Amway, Orlando Magic and currently Dick is President of the Windquest group. He’s been instrumental in giving to charity organizations and the award of scholarships to intercity kids in Michigan. He also chair for Grand Action which is a charity that revitalizes downtown Grand Rapids Michigan.

Dick DeVos has a large family with kids and grand kids and has been married for 20 years. He cares about the direction his community is taking. His charity work is quite extensive outside of the Michigan area.

Article on Devos in Inside Philanthropy

Having read the biography of Devos, I felt compelled to learn more. There was a well-written article in the “Inside Philanthropy” publication. The most surprising fact was that his father, Richard DeVos founded Amway in 1959. So, his fortune is comprised mostly of direct marketing. The article stated that his family; he and his wife Betsy of 30 years are great champions of charities that support education in Michigan which is their home state.

They made a remarkable turn-around from the once defeated voucher programs for schools after the year 2000. I found the information to be rather impressive regarding the savvy they use to move money into areas of need and have it targeted so well. I was equally impressed by the fact that their main grantee’s are churches and various religious organizations. The best part is that they fund youth groups and activities.

Dick DeVos funds numerous conservative policy groups. So, all in all the motive in my humble opinion only–is that they are definitely a family with a purpose. They obviously want to leave a legacy and will leave a better future for their kids, grand kids and generations down the line.

Non Partisan Philanthropy
One of the many of these such charities are the new {at the time} children’s hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Glad to see the Grand Rapids area make another “best of” list! Thank you all for your role in making our city great.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Friday, March 11, 2016

The Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation

This foundation is the basis for all of their philanthropic activities. It has been the backbone of the family and it’s businesses for most of the time they have been together. It’s a fascinating read.

Learn more about Dick DeVos on his New Netherland Institute profile.

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One Response to DeVos Supports School Choice | A fascinating family

  1. Frank Edwards says:

    Everyone is entitled to their individual perspective but I felt that this showed a lot of integrity and a meaningful thoughtfulness to what they do. The non-partisan charities that the wife and family give to are many. This alone can make paper writing service superiorpapers do what they are not supposed to do for them.

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