In the world of philanthropy, rich corporations and wealthy families are to be appreciated in making the world a better place. When philanthropy isn’t just giving but stewardship then the result is a happier world. The DeVos name springs up in my mind at the very mention of the name philanthropy. The DeVos family has stayed true to its roots by contributing to charity in every way possible. It is not uncommon to see one of the DeVos in one of those philanthropy events. In fact, that name is synonymous with philanthropy.
Richard DeVos Sr co-founded the company Amways in 1974. The company focuses on direct marketing as the source of revenue. It has grown immensely to be a great source of his wealth and he thanks his community for this. Dick DeVos is dedicated to religious giving. Any charity that is associated with religion grabs his attention faster than you can say Mississippi. The founder of Amway also gives money to the Republican Party. He supported Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in their presidential campaigns. His wife is not left behind in all this. She is an active participant in the family traditions. The couple jointly contributed to form a children’s hospital in Grand Rapids. The hospital is now known as the Helen DeVos Children Hospital. As a family, their name looms large in the city and the country as well.
Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos. He acted as the CEO of Amway Corporation before leaving to start his own business. The son of the giving family has followed in father’s footsteps. Together with his wife, they founded The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. The foundation gives aid to communities for growth and viability. In the spirit of his father, Dick DeVos continues to bless his community.
The couple has four children, some of whom are married and have children. http://www.dbdvfoundation.org