Dick DeVos is the name of the man who was born as Richard Marvin Dick DeVos Junior. He was born raised and schooled Michigan from high school to his tertiary education. He earned his degree in business administration from Northwood University and proceeded to Harvard and Wharton. He also has degree from the Central Michigan University and Grove City College. DeVos has proved his academician spirit since childhood, which has been the core of adult pursuits. Dick is a renowned philanthropist and business leader whose accomplishments have spun successes for the involved organizations. He is a holistic man who enjoys sailing and piloting for hobbies, as well as freshwater sporting at the Chicago Mackinac race.
Dick DeVos academic inclination is evident in his undeterred dedication towards reforming the American education system for the better. He is the founder of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation alongside his wife Betsy, a fellow enthusiast. The organization has a decade long experience in injecting change on different levels in society under the national Republican Party. The primary aim of the founders is to install a system that allows children from every state in the country to manifest their academic goals and not be constricted within the ZIP code. They work towards that goal by supporting political candidates who share their vision. Additionally, the organization has funded hundreds of schools and educational campaigns in a bid to effect particular change at the grassroots.
In 2015, the foundation contributed $11.6 million and $5.3 million in separate endeavors aiming to elect Betsy as the chair of the Cabinet. Under another sponsorship program with the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, the couple is in collaboration with a couple of schools that benefit financially in various ways. Some of them include the Grand Rapids Christian Schools, Potters House, and the West Michigan Aviation Academy. The West Michigan School received a contract to start an aviation school at the Gerald R. Ford airport and the results were evident in the school’s first graduating class in 2016 that underwent the program. The graduation had a rate of 86 percent and was graced by President George W. Bush and a few of Apollo’s astronauts.
Dick and his wife have nurtured a philanthropic family whose efforts have not gone unnoticed by major media platforms. In 2015, Dick’s first child and his family received an honor for giving away $104 million that year, earning them the 24th position on Forbes’ list of the most generous candidates. Dick and his wife have a strong conviction that their work is paying off bit by bit and will take effect in the entire country with constant effort. Dick’s vast leadership experience allows him to steer the foundation to growth by setting and manifesting attainable goals.