Of the many philanthropists in the United States, one name in particular stands out for not only his large donations to the public, but also through the effort that he has specifically put in for the purpose of helping those in need of resources to be re-allocated. This individual is Dick DeVos, a member of the DeVos family, a well known family in the Michigan region that is known for not only creating, but also developing Amway Corporation. With an international multi-billion dollar corporation, the DeVos family has put the earnings to good use by helping to build not only the national economy, but also the local economy.
Dick DeVos is a businessman in his own right who was influenced especially by his father, Richard DeVos who built Amway Corporation from the ground up. Dick DeVos has had the rare luck of knowing exactly what he has wanted to do even at a young age. Mr. DeVos, even before any formal schooling or training, helped the company where he could. As a young buy growing up, Mr. DeVos and his siblings helped the company by running errands, stocking shelves, and by even giving product descriptions to the clients of the company.
As a prominent individual who is world renowned for his contributions, Dick DeVos is especially dedicated to offering equal opportunity to all individuals. Dick DeVos truly believes that education is the key to not only boosting the economy, but to also bring regions and individuals out of poverty. As an individual who has worked hard to his current position, Dick DeVos believes that rewards and education opportunities should be awarded to those based upon merit and not based upon family income. With this in mind, Dick DeVos has donated millions of dollars to countless schools and scholarships to enable any devoted individual to receive a higher level education.
Dick DeVos, in 2010, made one of his most proud contributions by creating a school that has enabled individuals with a passion for flying earn a top quality education. This is a result of the creation of a new school known as the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a school that gave a quality education by teaching individuals how to fly. Dick DeVos even made several partnerships that enabled the students who have shown excellence to receive a free college education with a number of the partnership schools that Dick DeVos formed pacts with.