Dick DeVos is a very successful businessman who has made a name for himself with major companies like Amway Corporation and the Orlando Magic. He also founded his own company alongside his wife, Betsy DeVos, the Windquest Foundation.
The Windquest Group was a major accomplishment for Dick DeVos. He is focused on working with innovative companies that are looking to change the world through great ideas and strong business plans. The Windquest Group is a private investment company that focuses on manufacturing, technology and clean energy, among other verticals. They work with a wide spread of companies. Their investment portfolio varies from eco-friendly Boxed Water to closet organization design firms.
Dick DeVos spent the majority of his career working for Amway. He did incredible things to move the company from a solely North American company to a global distributor of consumer goods. By the time he left the company was working in 50 countries across six continents. He grew the overseas sales volume from 5% to over 50% in just a few short years, bringing Amway to its greatest sales volume of all time.
He and his wife founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Both are passionate about giving back to those in need and the DeVos Family Foundation helps them to do that. The Foundation has donated over $1 billion in funds during its lifetime. The Foundation contributed $11.6 million in 2015 alone.
The DeVos Family Foundation contributes to multiple charities and organizations. Many of these align with Betsy and Dick’s passions. Betsy has spent over 30 years focusing on education reform in America. Many of the organizations she chooses to give to focus around education reform. In particular, many of them focus around her greatest goal, providing school choice in America, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Organizations like the Alliance for School choice work closely with the DeVos’ and receive annual contributions from the Foundation. The couple also contributes to many higher education institutions.
Betsy DeVos recently spoke to Philanthropy Roundtable about the importance of giving back. She spoke about how philanthropy has been engrained in her upbringing and how she wanted to follow in her parents’ footsteps by doing all she can to make charitable giving a focus of her life. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation continues to run smoothly and make generous donations while Betsy DeVos works for education reform in her role as United States Secretary of Education.
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