What Makes Dick DeVos Great?

// Published December 16, 2015 by User1

In the event you do not know who he is, Dick DeVos is an extremely successful and wealthy businessman from Michigan. For years, he was widely known as the ultimate leader of the company, Amway, which is a DeVos family business. Dick began working there as a very young child and climbed the corporate ladder all the way to the top until he left to pursue his own business. Additionally, at one time he was the owner of the Orlando Magic.

In a gracious effort to give back to society as a way of saying thank you for the continued support, Dick and his wife, Betsy, formed the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Among other causes, through this charitable organization, they donate money to education, the arts, politcal causes and their community. Now they have made a significant contribution of $1 million to an expansion project for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Together with other notable donors, they have helped the campaign to exceed its original goal, thereby enabling additional improvements to be made to the Center.

Due to the generosity of the DeVos family and the rest of the donors, visitors to the Kennedy Center in future years can now expect to see those big improvements. Included in the expansion plans are three brand new pavilions, offices and space for dining, as well as a pedestrian bridge. The latter part will connect the also-planned riverfront pavilion with the main buildings of the Kennedy Center. To learn more about the charitable donations, business advances and political involvement of Dick, check out his updated LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter. You can also look into his successful business ventures and learn more about his personal life in his bestselling book. In short, thank you Dick DeVos for all you’ve done for the Kennedy Center, the community and all your other charitable contributions. I’ll let this young man paint a better picture of our gratitude.