Dick and Betsy DeVos are known as the couple who help people in more ways than one could imagine. The couple has donated enormous sums of money towards various organizations and charities. Through the establishment of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, they have helped numerous people in their home state of Michigan as well as other parts of America. Dick and Betsy DeVos are also strong supporters of the Republican Party and are known to be the driving force behind the campaigns of the party. Their donations to the party have helped them achieve what they otherwise could not without the help of this dynamic duo.
Dick DeVos held the position as the CEO of Amway from 1993 to 2002. Handed his position by his father Richard, the founder of the company, he was the driving force behind some of Amway’s biggest achievements in the past few years. Prior to being CEO, he worked as the Vice President of the company heading the international division.
Due to some criticisms received from the media about their charity, the couple decided to give the world a glimpse of the workings behind their charitable endeavors, especially in light of Betsy’s recent nomination for the position of U.S Education Secretary. Both Betsy and Dick come from extremely affluent families who have been known to support various charities and causes. In the course of their lifetimes, through their Foundation, Dick and Betsy have donated a whopping $5.2 billion, which is 25% of their total fortune. These donations have all been given to organizations for the betterment of society and the education system in America.
In spite of claims by the media about the entire act being a smokescreen to cover up something greater, Dick and Betsy DeVos are confident in their charities and know that at the end of the day, they are making a difference in people’s lives no matter what the media would hope to portray. In light of Betsy’s recent nomination, they hope to be transparent and provide the country with the information they need to put their faith in her. Through funding the school system and hoping to revolutionize it, Betsy in particular hopes to show America how much she really does care about the American education system.
In addition to supporting various school systems and academies all over the country, Dick and Betsy DeVos are also strong supporters of the arts and have donated large amounts of money in the past for the betterment of various cultural programs and institutions. They are also beneficiaries in some hospitals all over the country including the Spectrum Health Foundation, who with the help of Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation’s help, were able to set up all the right facilities for the treatment of severe cases of brain cancer in children.