As a country, we can be so critical of those families and individuals supporting political parties or ideologies that are adverse from our own. The media and social outcry too often drown out or completely cover up the positives and strong philanthropic advances made by those same people that we may disagree with. It is essential to step back from the media led craze though and truly think for ourselves. It is time to recognize the good these individuals have done for our communities and country.
Dick DeVos is one of those outstanding men who has been criticized by many, but continues to quietly make a difference without expecting accolades or recognition. Mr. DeVos’ father was a co-founder of Amway, an American based company that produces and markets a variety of household products. He also was the owner of the basketball team Orlando Magic, as well as one of the creators of Alticor. DeVos then stepped in as president of The Windquest Group, a private investment firm. Each business venture Mr. DeVos took on examplified his integrity and determination to give back to his country and community.
Dick and the DeVos family have traditionally been generous supporters of the Republican party. Fortunately, as citizens of the United States of America we are able to openly express our views and opinions, and the donations to their political choice are almost invisible in comparision to their philanthropic giving. The DeVos family has taken a firm stance in improving the American education system. In 2015 alone they donated over three million dollars to scholastic causes. They share the foundational belief that each and every child should have the right to experience the American dream, and the DeVos are going above and beyond to make that dream a reality.
Their financial generosity does not stop with education and the arts, they are also actively seeking ways to improve the foundational lives of our children. Dick is determined to help support those seeking a cure for childhood cancer, assist religious organizations, and to give generously without expectation of recognition or favors. This ideology does not stop with Dick and Betsy, but has been passed on to their four children. The younger generation of DeVos continually challenge their family to do more and to share their blessings with others.
Dick and Betsy DeVos have the right to share with and support their chosen political party, but they are in no way required to give so generously to others. It is by choice, because of kind hearts and conscious minds that they have so freely given back to the communities of this country. Their philanthropic donations far outweigh any other financial contributions, and they should be recognized for their dedication and devotion to the foundation betterment of the lives of our countries children.