Dick DeVos is a dedicated family man who has worked hard to not only maintain the family legacy, but also to grow the family legacy and to make sure that the name of DeVos is remembered as not only a family that was excellent at business, but also a family that was charitable in their many donations. Dick DeVos is a member of the DeVos family, a prominent family in West Michigan that is known for their accomplishments with Amway Corporation, an international company that produces household products that are sold all over the world. Thanks to Dick DeVos’ efforts, the company is still continuously growing and offers excellent quality products that are affordable. Amway Corporation was built by Richard DeVos who build the company right in front of Dick DeVos. Dick DeVos stated that he was memorized during his childhood as he watched Amway Corporation grow from a business that was centered in their family home to a multi-billions dollar company.
Ever since Dick DeVos was a young boy, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father in order to make his father proud. Dick DeVos wanted to become involved with the business because he had fond memories associated with the business and with spending much time with his mother, his father, and his brother. Even before a formal education, Dick DeVos and his brother helped the company where they could. They helped by filing papers, by running errands, and even by giving product descriptions to the potential clients of the company.
Dick DeVos has followed his father’s footsteps in more than one way. Dick DeVos not only became a businessman to grow the business, but also became a part of the company in order to offer his assistance with the many charitable donations that the DeVos family offers to different organizations on an annual basis. Like his father, Dick DeVos now makes numerous contributions to organizations that look to improve communities and look to help make the economy grow. Of the many initiatives that Dick DeVos is interested in, he believes that education is the key to making individuals prosper.
Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy have given numerous donations to create scholarships in their name and to even create schools. Dick DeVos helped to fund the West Michigan Aviation Academy which was built in 2010 and has created an excellent educational program for children to experience who also would like to learn how to fly. Dick DeVos even partnered up with numerous universities and created a partnership to allow students of his school automatic entry into a number of universities. Dick DeVos and his work will continue as he wants to offer educational opportunities to everyone.