The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts has in the recent past been able to surpass its crowdfunding goal of $110 million and exceeded it by $25.9 million thanks to significant, generous donors like Dick DeVos. However, the Center went against many peoples’ expectations and extended the campaign period and upped the target to $50 million. According to a press release, the available funds will be able to construct a riverfront pavilion, a pedestrian bridge, a dining place, better and bigger offices, rehearsal and educational offices which are of particular interest to the DeVos family. Read the full article by visiting the following link: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2015/09/whos-giving-the-kennedy-center-millions.html
Dick Devos is well known and respected business leader and businessman. He is also a firm believer that everyone should chip in to help the less privileged as much as possible. He has spent his entire business career working in different companies in different leadership roles. Currently, Dick is the President at Windquest Group. He has previously worked for brands like the DeVos family owned Amway as well. While at Amway, he was held very responsible for the company’s management in all aspects.
He also served in Orlando Magic as the Chief Executive Officer when it was acquired by his family. On top of that, Dick has also been involved in a lot of community initiatives and has started a many educational initiatives including a charitable foundation that has been able to award not less than 4,000 scholarships to children who need them.
DeVos is also a writer and has authored multiple pieces including his bestselling book called Rediscovering American Values and is a politician as well. In 2006, he was the Republican candidate for the Michigan Governor seat. In other leadership matters, Dick is not left behind. Follow his Twitter to see how he uses his voice to promote positive messages to his local community in Grand Rapids, MI or find him on Facebook to see his most recent business and philanthropic ventures. He is a two-time National Champion sailor, a graduate of Northwood University and a qualified aircraft and helicopter pilot. He can be used as a perfect example of an individual who wants the best for the society he lives in and goes ahead to make it happen.