Education is most definitely the greatest pillars of every economy. While the US government has put measures in place to ensure that its citizens receive the basic education, it is still not enough. It is for this reason that the DeVos family are doing all in their capacity to ensure that they supplement this, not only in terms of accessibility but also quality. According to a recent interview by Philanthropy Roundtable, the DeVos family is described as an education reform family. Dick and his wife Betsy DeVos have single handedly taken part in a number of educational reforms agenda including commissioning a number of chartered schools and offering full scholarship to the needy children in the community.
The decision to champion educational reforms in America was invoked by many factors including their upbringing. Dick DeVos come from a renowned family in which his parents played a very significant role in the community. On the other hand, Betsy DeVos was bought up by a teacher where she would see first-hand the struggles of the needy children in the community. However the fire to push the education agenda forward was reignited when the couple took their children to school and would see the challenges faced by needy scholars.
Educational reforms aside, Mr. Dick DeVos is a respected business executive who has built his career growing a number of organizations. Mr. DeVos has held various executive roles in organizations such as the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Amway and The Windquest Groups. At Amway Dick DeVos tenure as the president speaks volumes about his leadership abilities. From 1993 to 2002 Mr. DeVos was entirely responsible for the operations of the company in six continents and 50 countries. In his last year as the president he was also able to grow the business sales revenues to $4.5 billion.
After Amway Dick DeVos assumed the presidency and CEO position of Orlando Magic after his family acquired it in 1991. He served there for three years before leaving the business. Currently, Dick is the President of Windquest Group a private company he founded with his wife in 1989. Just like with their charity work, Windquest Group is a solutions-based company and seeks to provide to the best of its abilities solutions around manufacturing, technology and clean energy.
In addition to the above roles, Dick DeVos is a family man and has been married to his wife Betsy DeVos for thirty years with four kids.
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