The philanthropic industry has a huge number of people who give enormously in a grand manner. Dick DeVos is among such people. His faith, noticeably, compels him to give and help others that are less fortunate in the world. He is a Christian who holds solid Christian values, which guides him through all of his charitable endeavors. Dick DeVos, together with his wife, have been giving to various organizations that support causes benefiting the humanity.
Aside from his kind works, DeVos is a renowned and innovative entrepreneur and businessperson. Born in 1955, Dick is the son to the co-founder of Amway, Richard DeVos. His professional career has been surrounded by various corporate recognitions and positions at Amway, the NBA’s Orlando Magic and currently where he serves as the President, The Windquest Group. At Amway, he was the President from 1993 to 2002. He was primarily charged with the responsibility of overseeing all the sectors of the firm’s operations. During one of his years in service to Amway, he made sales worth $4.5 billion.
Dick DeVos has also been the Vice President of Amway, where he led the operations of the company in eighteen countries located outside North America. He was strategic in his decision-making, which resulted in the firm extending the area it services. The result was a ridiculous rise in the company’s overall sales. On his family’s acquisition of the Orlando Magic in 1991, Dick DeVos was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer. He led the company for the next three years where he executed his business roles professionally and with expertise.
Dick DeVos pioneers several community initiatives. For instance, he started the Education Freedom Fund, which helps the communities in Michigan achieve their educational goals. This is made possible by the numerous scholarships that Dick awards through his organization. Intrinsically, Dick DeVos gave out more than 4,000 scholarships to the West Michigan Aviation Academy, which were aimed to help the less fortunate children in Michigan. Dick, with his love for education, serves on the State Board of Education.
Mr. Dick DeVos spearheads various programs, which aim at providing quality health care and bringing revitalization, in his home area, Grand Rapids. For health programs, Dick DeVos chaired programs such as a $130 million heart hospital and $90 million medical schools. For revitalization programs, Dick has chaired and co-chaired projects such as a $75 million downtown arena, $30 million downtown market and $212 million convention center. Dick graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Northwood University. He furthered his studies at Harvard Business School. At the Wharton School, Dick attended Executive Study Programs.