Dick DeVos’ Contributions In Channeling Reforms In Education

November 7, 2017 @ 3:52 am

Many documentaries around the world aimed at showing people who have been actively involved in matters philanthropy. The sole purpose of engaging people in such activities is so that they can make the world a better place. Among the people who stand out in propagating such noble ideas is Dick DeVos, the husband of America’s secretary for education Betsy DeVos. The power couple has a shared stand when it comes to matters education. Their primary goal is to be able to improve education in the US and also to ensure that marginalized communities in the United States can afford a good education.

 

It is in the state of Michigan that the couple has immensely made reforms to improve the education sector. Betsy DeVos position as secretary of education gives people a lot of hope that she will spearhead changes in policies to ensure that the American Education system is elevated.

 

Together with his wife, Dick DeVos founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation with the sole purpose of establishing an organization that spearheaded reforms in the education sector. The aim of all this being that people all over the US can access quality education. The firm has put in place initiatives that seek to provide a decent training to minority students. Some of the programs set by the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation include the Education Freedom Fund. This fund has been instrumental in helping over 4,000 students to get scholarships and grants so that they could pursue education. The beneficiaries of such programs come from some schools such as the North wood University and also the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

 

Dick DeVos played a significant role in the establishment of the West Michigan Aviation Academy. He was enthusiastic on matters aviation, and this is the reason why he decided to give opportunities to students who wanted to pursue a career in the aviation industry. Other than his immense contributions, Dick DeVos is also a part of numerous management boards in organizations that work hard to ensure they register reform in the Education system in America.

 

Another project championed by Dick DeVos is the Great Lakes Education Project. It aims to see the establishment of charter schools in Michigan. The DeVos Institute of Arts Management is another program established by the power couple. The Institution seeks to nurture talent in various fields, music being one of them. The DeVos approach on matters philanthropy has helped the state of Michigan grow immensely.

 

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