Many people are participating in philanthropic acts that has benefited many people in the society especially the less fortunate. As such, many people across United States of America are being recognized for the good work they are doing towards the indigenous communities. Dick DeVos and Betsy DeVos is such an extra-ordinary couple that has been at the center of helping poor people in west Michigan access education. The recently concluded US elections, Dick DeVos has been nominated to fill the post of cabinet secretary for education. This is because of his passion of championing for the need of every person to receive basic education. This philanthropic act dates back into his family lineage where his father was a philanthropist who was recognized for his giving. As such, Dick DeVos is championing what is known as a family tradition. The family is also known for its support in the political process in the United States of America. The family has been contributing towards donating money to help candidates in the Republican Party. As a result, the family has contributed close to $5 million towards republican election campaigns. It is believed that the Dick DeVos has contributed over $139 million towards charitable contributions and donations. This is a huge sum of money that has brought much recognition to the family. According to Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, in 2015 the family has contributed around $11 million towards charitable works and especially helping people in the educational system.
Dick DeVos believes that the current education system is not fulfilling the desires of the common citizen in achieving his dreams. As such, he is taking a center stage in advocating for education for all despite the financial positions. During an interview with MLive, he has said that many people are going up in wrong ZIP codes and have not been able to access the right kind of education that will make them realize the American dream. He also interacts with other groups around the world that are supporting education reform. For instance he recently contributed over $300,000 dollars to empower groups supporting education reform sector. As such, hi urge if reaching as many people as possible has propelled Dick DeVos to a public figure personality. In addition, he has continued to support teachers offering education saying they are able to perform even more successful when they find the right channels of reaching the children. He boasts of the impact he is making in the community where they established and launched an aviation school at the GeraldFord International Airport. The school provides aviation causes that have seen many children acquire their dreams and become successful pilots form humble backgrounds. As such, he has achieved a lot through his philanthropic acts.