This prestigious family gave over ninety million dollars to various causes just in 2013. These cause included education, community services and churches and faith-based organizations. Just a year later the family gave nearly 95 million dollars, nearly half in the state of Michigan. The DeVos’s has five family foundations that target primarily Western Michigan.
Dick DeVos himself s an entrepreneur and businessman is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. For years he served as the CEO of the consumer goods distribution company. Forbes listed him as one of the richest people in the United States, with a net worth of more than 5 billion. His family owned the NBA’s Orlando Magic and DeVos became President and CEO of the team in the early 90’s.
DeVos himself is a huge giver. He and his wife became co-chairs of the Education Freedom Fund in the 90’s.
Learn more about Dick DeVos on New Netherland Institute website.