Education Takes A Lead Role For Dick DeVos

Posted by Cameron on November 9, 2016 in Philantropist |

I have always been interested in the world of education and the impact it has on the U.S. as a whole, which has seen me take in a large amount of information about education reformers Dick and Betsy DeVos. In an interview with Betsy DeVos published by Philanthropy Roundtable the chair of many Republican charities and good causes explained why she and Dick originally got involved in the movement at a time when it was seen as one of the most radical in the U.S.; Dick and Betsy DeVos have impressed me by spending more than three decades pushing for a range of reforms to be made to the education offered to children across the U.S. Dick DeVos has gone so far as to stand for election to the Michigan State Board of Education, a position he has held since the early 90’s despite the busy business career I know him to undertake. Dick and Betsy DeVos have spent much of their time looking to cross political lines to gain support for campaigns such as school choice and vouchers to create bipartisan support for reform policies; after spending much of their time trying to enact change at state legislature level the couple now spend much of their time, effort, and money to help publicize deadlines and programs to make sure as many children as possible get the best start to their education.


Success for Dick DeVos is not limited to his work with charities, but has also included a successful business career I have followed with interest for some time. Dick followed his father Richard into the family business of the AmWay Group that provided the basis for the success the family has enjoyed for many decades; however, I feel the business benefited greatly from the introduction of Dick DeVos at executive level when he made startling increases to the profits of the company. The business success of Dick DeVos has continued since he departed AmWay and now focuses on his own career as an investor with his own impressive company, The Windquest Group, Wikipedia reports. Many of the investments made by Dick DeVos are located in his home area of Grand Rapids, Michigan and support many of the improvements I believe Dick has tried to make to the region over the course of his life through programs such as the Grand Action plan Dick heads to improve the economy of this area of Michigan.



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