The Dream Team
Dick and Betsy DeVos are two individual who have done amazing things together and separate. They use their wealth and influence to do amazing things for the community and for the world.
Dick DeVos was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is an individual who is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a businessman. His father is Richard DeVos, and he was the founder of Amway. Dick Devos worked at his family business for many years, and he went on to create a number of businesses himself; DeVos is an individual who is also very involved in the GOP, and he ran for governor of Michigan in 2012. DeVos is the 67th richest person in the United States. Devos is a person who has a deep love of aviation; he was appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Council, and he serves as the senior advisor on aviation management, policy, and spending. Dick Devos put his passions to work by launching an aviation academy called the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010.
Betsy was also born and raised in Michigan. Devos is a philanthropist and she currently serves as the United States Secretary of Education. Devos was appointed to her position because of her dedication to education. She supports school choice and she advocates for charter schools. Devos has served on the board of the Alliance for School Choice, and she also was chair of All Children Matter.
Putting Their Funds To Good Use
Both Dick and Betsy DeVos were able to inherit wealth from their families, apart from that, they both worked hard to build their own wealth. The Devos’ are grateful individuals who wanted to use their wealth to better the world. They decided to create a fund to support different funds and charities. This foundation is called The DeVos Family Foundation. This is a foundation that was started in 1989. This foundation has helped thousand of people to have more access to health care, education, and human services. Through this fund, Dick and Betsy DeVos have been able to donate over 138 million dollars to causes that they are passionate about.
Their Dedication To Michigan
Dick and Betsy DeVos truly love their community. That is the reason why they have fought for education reform and labor laws in Michigan. The DeVos have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to hospital, schools, and museums in the state of Michigan. They are dedicated to the progress of the people and the neighborhoods in their home state. Not only are Dick and Betsy DeVos individuals who are driven to give, but they have encouraged and inspired their children to do the same. Learn more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/09/dick_devos_tapped_for_faas_top.html