There are a lot of philanthropists all over the world that have become known for their generous spirit. I have seen a lot of people that make millions and decide that it is time to play it forward. Dick DeVos is one such person. He has been very fortunate to build his wealth, and now he is giving back to Michigan in a major way.
Dick and Betsy DeVos are fans of supporting education. That is why they started the Dick and Betsy Foundation. I am in total agreement with what they are doing. This is a powerful couple that has managed to change the lives of many students, and their giving has given inspired the children to give as well.
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I think that this is a great legacy for Dick DeVos to leave behind. He has done a lot of great things, but I am sure that his biggest accomplishment will be measured by what he has given down through the years. The entire DeVos family has given more than a billion, and they are still giving.
That may be the most interesting thing with Dick DeVos. He has continued to give and he also has continued to pursue new business ventures. Right now he has a hand in the wine business. This is another one of his entrepreneurial ventures. He has worked hard to become successful in the business world and his liquor business is a partnership with WindQuest. Betsy DeVos is also busy with a plan to the tune of $12 million dollars to clean up Lake Macatawa. Both of them have a lot of influence, and their decisions can change a lot of different things in the Michigan area.
I think the most interesting thing is how they have done so much to improve education in Michigan. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has partnered with a lot of organizations in order to bring forth a better community. This foundation has founders that are passionate about building a better educational and justice system. It is not common to find a lot of entrepreneurs like Dick DeVos. I am certain that this spirit of giving is something that will influence others. He has already influenced his children. It is a good chance that the kids that benefit from the work of his foundation will also grow up with a desire to give back to their communities.