Donating $139 is not something that you hear of people doing every day, but that is exactly what Dick DeVos has done. Over the course of his life, alongside his wife Betsey DeVos, Dick DeVos has donated almost $139 to different charities and philanthropic endeavors.
Over the years, although the married couple has given to many different charities, shows how important education is to them through their giving. In the years 2015 over 25% of their donations went to educational based charities. They have but education as one of the top priorities in their life and hope that it shows through all of their giving. Dick DeVos hopes that with his giving kids born in all areas of the country has access to an education that can help them succeed and life the American Dream.
Dick DeVos believes in creating a learning environment that caters to all children and their learning styles. He believes that the traditional methods of teaching can neglect kids who do not learn in ways that the mass majority of the children in their class do. Although he has belief in teachers and respects what they do, Dick DeVos believes more can be accomplished to create a system in which they can help every child.
Dick DeVos has led a very successful life and career which has allowed him to be able to give so generously. His career history has been full of greatness. From 1984-1990 he was the vice president of Amway Corporation. Then in the early 90’s he has the president and the CEO of the same corporation until 1993 when he become just the president of Amway Corporation, which he stayed the president until 2002. He then went on to become the president of yet another company, Windquest Group, where he currently remains the president.
Dick DeVos has done much more than just become the president of multiple companies. He is the founder and chairman of West Michigan Aviation Academy, which is a public high school that does not charge tuition. He is also the vice-chairman of Willow Creek Association, another educational based endeavor.
It is clear through his charitable giving, as well as other aspects of his life, that education is a top priority to Dick DeVos. He has spent a large portion of his money and time on creating equal opportunities for all children in all areas of the United States. He continues to donate money in an effort to create a positive educational experience for all the people in the United States. He will continue to fight for educational opportunities and create educational resources for the people of the United States of America.