Dick DeVos: The Father of Philanthropy

A good heart is hard to find. On this planet, there are people with a lot of wickedness, while only a select few have the heart to help others. Dick DeVos is a man that falls under the category of the elite few. Ever since he was a young boy, Mr. DeVos has had the will to assist others to succeed. In his lifetime, Dick DeVos has always been willing to uplift the plight of minority groups so that they too can have an equal chance of survival. He is well known for his charitable deeds, especially in education, politics, and art. Of the three categories, he has had deep involvements in education. Dick’s love for education has been brought about by his passion for seeing to it that people suffering from poverty find the means to improve their livelihoods. Mr. DeVos has been mostly interested in technical knowledge, and that is one of the reasons as to why he has spent more resources to see to it that individuals gain expertise.

 

Above all, Mr. DeVos has fallen in love with religion. Ever since he was a young man, it was his belief that young people need nurturing so that they can make great leaders. So far, Dick has been successful in his endeavors and has already partnered with Christian organizations to train young souls to be righteous and responsible in life. Also, he has offered monetary donations to these agencies so that they can be able to provide quality training to students. One of the institutions that happen to be a beneficiary to DeVos philanthropy is none other than the University of Maryland. Although DeVos has the heart to help people, he follows up on his donations. Before giving out money in the form of grants, he ensures that the recipients have an adequate way of using the money. In so doing, wasting of finances is put at a minimum. So far, accountability for Dick’s funds is at an all-time high.

 

So far, Dick and Betsy DeVos have contributed more than $139 million over the years. Their passion for education has seen to it that individuals from minority groups get a chance to learn and change their lives. Moreover, DeVos has made use of finances to cater for the needs of children. Top of the list is shelter, food, and clothing. Also, his philanthropy has centered on health, in particular for children cancer and neuroblastoma. Due to DeVos’s charities, the level of education in the United States of America has grown with a significant percentage. In so doing, community members have fallen in love with DeVos together with his family. Since Dick is a passionate and energetic person, he will still have the ability to help people even in future.