The DeVos family has a long history of philanthropic work that is centered around family values and social reform. For Dick DeVos, and his wife, the importance of education has never been far from their work and political careers, and in Dick’s case it has even led to him pursuing a career in politics. Being able to make societal and policy change in education was not something that Dick just decided to do one day, but found to be a necessity after working closely with families and communities to try and change the troubled education arena that existed. Through policy and advocating for more options that parents and students can take advantage of, DeVos could best create the change that was most needed.
Dick DeVos has a long and successful history in business, with the companies and brands he worked with and helped run making him very well known in both his home state of Michigan and across the country. For a long period of time Dick was the President of Amway, a well known household brand that realized a lot of growth during his tenure. After working with the brand, DeVos moved on to serve as the President of the Orlando Magic, a well known basketball team. Most people might not realize it right away, or even recognize the name initially, but because of these two very large brands they recognize his face, products, and changes he made in both businesses.
There are so many projects, big and small, that Dick DeVos and his family have been involved in, from funding to actionable change, that have improved the lives of countless thousands. From the arts to education to housing improvements, where the DeVos family sees a need they are able to use their personal and business know how to improve the lives around them.
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