The culture of giving has been part of humanity for the longest time now. It is a common act for the wealthy in the society to help the needy and underprivileged members of the society. Philanthropic acts happen to be one of the most celebrated acts by human beings. In the United States, there is one family that has established itself as a philanthropic family. The Dick and Betsy family is a renowned family in the United States. The philanthropic work of this family is known far and wide. The DeVos is an extremely wealthy family. From the time of his father Richard DeVos, the family has had a successful business empire. Richard DeVos is ranked as one of the wealthiest persons in the world. Dick, his son has followed suit and is doing very good as a businessman.
Dick DeVos has been using his influence and wealth to help children from underprivileged families to have a better education. His aim is to have poor children access the same quality of education as the ones from well up families. Dick DeVos believes that the current system of education does not offer a level playing ground between children in the public school system and those in private schools. Those in private schools have access to quality education than their counterparts in the public schools.
Betsy DeVos is the wife of Dick Devos. He is the current secretary for education in the trump’s administration. Dick has been working closely with his wife to oversee a transformation in the education sector. In one of their initiatives in West Michigan, the family through they Dick & Betsy Foundation has established an aviation academy which is training young pilots. West Michigan Aviation Academy is a charter school that trains young pilots at a subsidized fee.
Dick & Betsy Foundations has supported and continues to support numerous institutions in the U.S. As an advocate of the art and leadership, Dick DeVos is focused on supporting initiatives that will transform the communities around Michigan. Some of the institutions that have received support from Dick DeVos include; Ferris State University, Rehoboth Christian School, Potter’s House, Compass College of Cinematic Arts, and Northwood University. According to statistics released by the family in 2010, they have spent about $139 million in charitable activities.
About Dick DeVos
Dick DeVos started his career working in his father’s businesses before establishing his own. His father Richard was the owner of Amway Corporation. Dick has also worked in many companies as an executive employee. Today Dick runs his family as well as his own business establishments. He is in charge of Windquest Group, the Alticor Corporation, and the Orlando Magic Basketball team. This goes to prove that Dick is a successful entrepreneur.
To learn more, visit http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/.