Keep Up With their Hometown

Dick and Betsy Devos are native to Michigan. They have three children, and they are known to be heavy donors to the GOP. Betsy DeVos is a well known figure because she was elected as secretary of education during the Trump administration. Dick DeVos is also well known in Michigan and beyond because he is the son of the creator of the Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos worked for his father’s company for many years, and he went on to create the Wincrest Group with his wife in 1989. Dick and Betsy DeVos are determined to keep Michigan thriving and beautiful. At one time, there was talk of a plan to build a convention arena in the north area of downtown Grand Rapids. Dick DeVos recalled a build in the 1970s that had disastrous results on the city, and he was not going to let that happen again. DeVos formed a coalition, and he stopped that building project.

 

Dick DeVos Builds Up

Dick DeVos does more than stop buildings, he also donates to the building of beneficial structures. In 2006, Dick and Betsy DeVos made the main donation for the building of a children’s hospital for the spectrum’s health center. Together, the couple donated more than $12 million dollars for the construction. Dick and Betsy DeVos are also highly dedicated to education. Through their foundation, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, they have been able to donate to programs that focus on education, human culture and the arts. Dick DeVos also founded a charter school for aviators at the Grand Rapids International Airport. Betsy DeVos is an avid believer in the right for parents to choose how their children get educated. This is the reason why she was appointed to the charge of Secretary of Education during the Trump administration.