When reading up on philanthropists, I found Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy to be some of the most generous donators in the United States who give money to not only charitable organizations that help the lives of individuals, but also gives money to man community organizations that use the money to not only spur economic growth, but also create a wealthy community. Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos are a part of the DeVos family, a family that is not only internationally ranked as being one of the wealthiest families in the world, but also a family that built its legacy from the bottom up after the co-founding of Amway Corporation.
Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos are two individuals who have always felt a strong need to be involved with the community that they know and love. Their philanthropic activities in Michigan eventually became a national activity in donating to several noble charities that promote artistic values, religious values, civic duty, as well as educational reforms. The DeVos family has been found to have donated over $1 billion to noble charities across the country and have plans to continue these many generous donations. Though Betsy DeVos married into the DeVos family, her passion for helping others has always made herself stand on her own two feet.
As a businessman and with over 40 years of expertise of the business industry, Dick DeVos runs his many charitable organizations as he runs his businesses. Not only are these organizations efficient and earn high earnings, but Dick DeVos and his wife take the time out to actually get to know the community and the people that they are helping. These actions and there constant participation with the community is just an example of what sets these philanthropists apart from other prominent and wealthy families in the United States.
Betsy DeVos, like her husband is a reformer that knows much about the past reforms as well as innovative solutions to social reforms for the future of the United States. In recent news, Mrs. DeVos gave a speech to Calvin College to discuss the importance of education in a society and to state that an education is the best way to bring individuals out of poverty and to wipe away any standing social barriers.