Philanthropy Runs Deep with the DeVos Family

Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur and businessman from Michigan. He has been listed by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in the United States, with a net worth of approximately $5.1 billion. Richard DeVos, his father was the Amway co-founder. The DeVos name is a name that holds a little weight in the Grand Rapids area. Dick DeVos was appointed briefly as CEO and President of Amway and currently serves as its President at The Windquest Group. He with his wife, Betsy are dedicated to their roles of philanthropically looking after the less fortunate in the society. Dick DeVos is president of Windquest Group, an investment, and management company, where his wife, Betsy, serves as chairwoman. See Dick DeVos company contact information here.

The couple, Dick and Betsy DeVos, have been married for more than three decades and have four kids who have grown and have families of their own making the DeVos grandparents. The Dick and Betsy started a foundation, DeVos Family Foundation, and since its launch in 1989, have helped many people achieve their goals that they could only dream of. School choice is one of its areas of interest, along with community health, the arts, and revitalizing the neighborhood. Grants have been awarded such as Potter’s House, a Michigan Christian organization that runs two faith-based schools, an elementary school and a high school within the state; and West Michigan Aviation Academy, an aviation-focused charter school in Grand Rapids. For several years in a row, the Education Freedom Fund got the biggest share of the grant money, which gives needy children, scholarships to private schools. The DeVos family gave $12.5 million each for a new building at DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich, which is run by Spectrum Health, a nonprofit health-care system.

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 DeVos family for the first time is shedding light on the totality of its philanthropy which is near $1.2 billion in lifetime giving. In the last 30 years, Rich DeVos and his family have donated $36 million to Grand Valley State University. Dick and Betsy have a particular passion for their home state of Michigan to provide the best educational opportunities for youth. Dick DeVos expressed how incredibly grateful he is to his parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within the family. and that he is happy to be part of the community.

Read more about DeVos by browsing his website