Dick DeVos is one of the most well-known names in the corporate scene in America because he used to be the CEO of the multinational wellness and healthcare brand, Amway. He is the son of Richard DeVos, who founded the company. But besides the company, Dick DeVos is also known for another thing, philanthropy. He is considered to be one of the biggest charitable donors in the entire country and has donated millions of dollars to numerous organizations and people all over. Before taking over as the CEO of the company, Dick DeVos was working as the head of the international department of the company. When he took over as the CEO, international expansion was one of the main things that the company focused on, which is why the company is now operational in over fifty countries across the entire world.
Dick DeVos is also the husband of Betsy DeVos, the current education minister of the country. The two of them share their love for helping people and therefore decided to start up the DeVos Family Foundation, which was an organization to fund projects and individuals for the benefit of the society. The foundation has changed the lives of numerous people, which is exactly what Dick DeVos wanted to achieve with this.
Education is one of the most important aspects of the foundation, and with that in mind, Dick DeVos instilled in place an Education Fund for this purpose alone. The fund was established to help improve the quality of education that students receive in the country by helping educational institutions that want to progress. The foundation has also helped numerous gifted students, who want to be able to get a higher quality of education. Those who show exemplary talents and promise in their schools are given scholarships so that they can go on and attend better schools that would help them develop their skills better. Dick DeVos has always believed that private schools are better for children to grow since they have better infrastructure and has supported numerous institutions so that they can develop, and in turn, help the children attending them. The fund also provides scholarships to students who are passing out of Dick DeVos’ alma mater, and those who are completing their MBAs. These students are given grants so that they can start up businesses within the state of Michigan.
Dick DeVos has been instrumental in bringing about change to the state of Michigan with the numerous projects that they have funded. He has also helped the country with various environmental projects that have been focused on preserving the natural beauty that the state has. The foundation supports people who are working towards safekeeping the environment and protecting endangered species living there.