If there is one thing I have a lot of respect for, it is philanthropy. There is one person that I am hearing about recently who is making a lot of charitable contributions. This man is named Dick DeVos. He is making a lot of contributions for many people and giving plenty of opportunities. Watch the testimony video below to see how his donations helped this young Michigan man.
He has made an impressive contribution to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts which has blown it past its goals for a project of expansion. However, this has caused it to raise its target by $50 million. The original goal of the fundraiser was to raise up $125 million. You can see more of his upcoming charity work by visiting his Facebook.
The original start of this campaign was sometime in 2013. This fundraiser has gone on for two years. There have been a few changes in the design during the fundraiser. In 2013, a $50 million donation was made by David Rubenstein. His generosity went unmatched as the money kept pouring in. However, DeVos has recently made a huge contribution of $1 million. The amount that was donated boosted the fundraiser past its goals.
Dick runs a family foundation along with Betsy DeVos. They have been married for more than 30 years. I personally believe that if someone is able make a marriage work for 30 years, they are doing something right. This shows that they are able to work out their issues in a way that is constructive. DeVos is an accomplished author and dispells much of his life views in his New York Times Best Selling Book, titled Believe. Their family hails from Dutch heritage and they have four children of their own. They have one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law. They also have two granddaughters. All of their children are working careers in their business.
Dick is an excellent example of a philanthropist to look up to. He does a lot to help people. He also makes many contributions to new projects. He definitely has inspired me. For one thing, he has made a lot of efforts in revitalizing downtown Grand Rapids. He also serves int he RDV Corporation as a board member. DeVos education includes his attendance at Northwood University and other public schools. He is also involved in an investment firm called The Windquest Group which is where he gets his ability to provide funding to some of the best projects in development.