Dick DeVos’ Philanthropy and Career

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has happily surpassed its fundraising aim. Its fundraising efforts were for an upcoming expansion project. The center didn’t decide to stop its fundraising campaign, however. It has decided to actually increase its aim by a cool $50 million. The campaign has secured a total of 135.9 million for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The money is set aside for a growth project that already has approval. The expansion project will introduce a pedestrian bridge and a riverfront pavilion. It will also increase the size of the actual center. The project will tack on three additional pavilions. It will also enhance available rehearsal, educational, dining and office facilities. This campaign began back in 2013. It intended on collecting $125 million for its mission. $25 million was to be set aside for all programming efforts. $100 million was to be set aside for its expansion work.

Many prominent figures donated to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ campaign. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation contributed $1 million to it. Dick DeVos is a business and entrepreneur who comes from the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. His birth name is Richard Marvin DeVos, Jr. DeVos has four children with his wife Betsy Prince.

DeVos attended college at Northwood University in in Midland, Michigan. He got a business administration bachelor’s degree from the school. He also went to Harvard Business School in Boston Massachusetts. DeVos has been given honorary doctorate degrees from a variety of noteworthy institutions. Examples of these institutions are Central Michigan University and Grove City College. DeVos’ wife in the past served as the Michigan Republican Party’s chairperson. DeVos’ father is Richard DeVos, one of the co-founders of Amway. Amway is a famed company that focuses on multi-level marketing methods.