Dick and Betsy DeVos have spoken at a Lessons in Leadership Series run by Edgar D. Prince. In their speaking, they discussed both their political donations and their charitable contributions, which span through their entire lives. They have given money to a number of political places as well as a multitude of charities, and these monetary numbers go into the hundred millions.
Their hope is that education will improve, and with the philanthropy that they have shown, they prove that education is a key to being successful. They hope to improve public schools and the teaching and administrative techniques within these schools. With their hearty charitable donations, the DeVos are aiding in the growth and development of thousands of students so that they might succeed in the business world.
Dick DeVos has worked in a lot of different executive positions. He was the president of Amway, in which he helped the company grow to be a huge success. He also helped to start the Education Freedom Fund, in the hopes that he could do a service to the underprivileged children living in Michigan. DeVos is qualified to fly jet aircraft and helicopters. He graduated from Northwood University. He is also a two-time National Champion sailer. This man with numerous diverse abilities has helped so many students in high school as well as giving a variety of other businesses money, including the downtown area, convention center, heart hospital, medical school, and Downtown Market. He was candidate for the Michigan governor in 2006, and he also has a New York Times best-selling book entitled “Rediscovering American Values.”
DeVos is a versatile man with many talents and ambitions, but his main ambition is to improve education so that others can be given the opportunity to succeed. Despite the criticism he has received for all of his monetary donations, he continues to give back from the money that he has been granted through his inheritance and his successful businesses. His philanthropy has brought him to vast levels of success, and he uses the proceeds that he and his wife collect to give back to the community and help others to become as successful as they. Their motives are to bring improvement and hope, not to make others feel lesser for the money that they may or may not have. Their hopes are to bring about a better system of education for students looking to follow in the footsteps of lucrative businessmen and women.
All DeVos wishes to accomplish with his donations is to return what he earned to teach a lesson and make his communities great again. If he has the money to do it, who could ever dream of standing in their way?