Connection With the School Choice Program
The founder of the multi million dollar conglomerate known as Amway and the leader of several local political activism committees, Dick Devos, has recently discussed his support of the school choice program initiative. This initiative has always been important to Dick Devos and his family. The businessman began to support the school choice program financially when he began his involvement in the local government in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a leader of the local Republican party in the city, Dick Devos helped to develop programs that would allow poor families to choose charter schools or private schools for their children to attend. For the past two decades, Devos and his family have worked tirelessly to ensure that children from all backgrounds are able to attend quality educational facilities and the businessman is still fighting to support these programs on a local and national level.
Charitable Contributions to the School Choice Program
Since he began his involvement with the school choice program in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dick Devos has contributed heavily to campaigns for officials who support school choice referendums, as well as scholarships for students to attend charter and private schools. In a recent publication by the Washington Post, it was reported that Devos had spent more than 8 million dollars during the last decade to ensure that underprivileged students had access to a quality education. Recently, Devos has made headlines for his contribution to the Foundation for School Choice, which gives financial vouchers to students who cannot afford a private education.
Nomination of Betsy Devos to the Presidential Cabinet
The nomination of his wife, Betsy Devos, to the office of Secretary of the United States Education Department, has done little to decrease Dick Devos’ support of the school choice initiative. In fact, Dick Devos seems to have been encouraged by his wife’s nomination and the couple works tirelessly to ensure that all American students are able to receive educational options and access to a positive future.
Future Plans for Support of School Choice Initiatives
Going forward, Dick Devos has announced his support of at least three new organizations that will seek to implement school choice programs on a state wide level. Because Devos is a huge supporter of grass roots organizations and of school choice programs, he has contributed millions of dollars to these agencies in an effort to spread school choice awareness.
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