One of the most prominent families in the United States is the DeVos family. The DeVos family is a family that been dedicated to helping the communities around the country by sharing the wealth that this family has accumulated over the years. The source of the wealth of the DeVos family is the their development of Amway Corporation, a company that was built through hard work and persistence by the members of the DeVos family. Richard DeVos is the founder of this company and has always based this company around the importance of family. At his side, other members such as Dick DeVos who is the son of Richard DeVos have continued in the path of Richard DeVos to donate much of what has been earned through the success of this family company.
Dick and Richard DeVos have always been passionate about giving back to the community. Years ago, Richard DeVos was able to acquire a handsome donation to one of his supporting charities when he paid Leslie Tassell, the owner of auto parts make Lescoa, a million dollar comment. As a result of this comment, Tassell was inspired to make a $1 million contribution to one of Dick and Richard DeVos’ most beloved charities.
It has become a realization that in order to become a member of the elite society in the United States, it is not about the clothes or the cars; however, it is about the amount of money that is donated to charities. With this in mind, the DeVos family has become a very influential family in a short amount of time based upon their generous annual donations. In total, the philanthropy of the DeVos family has been calculated to be worth over $1.2 billion. Of these generous donations, over 48 percent of the donations have gone to educational initiatives such as scholarships as well as the building of new schools.
Many of the organizations that receive the charitable donations of the DeVos family are Michigan residing organizations. Dick DeVos firmly believes that it is against an ethical code to not share the wealth that has been made. Dick DeVos hopes that all of his generous donations will continue to spur economic growth and will continue to improve the community that he has grownup in. Though the DeVos family is a generous family, each family member has created their own foundation to help specific needs of individuals.