How Dick DeVos’ Passionate Philanthropy is Shaping Michigan

I am a highly successful businessman and philanthropist based in Michigan. Betsy DeVos, the eleventh US Secretary of Education, is my wife. I have had the pleasure of holding numerous executive positions in highly successful companies. I am the president of the Windquest Group, an investment services company established in 1989 in Michigan with interests in biotechnology, hospitality, manufacturing, and hospitality among others.

 

 

I have also served as the CEO and President of the famous basketball franchise, Orlando Magic. I am the founding Chairman of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the first public charter flying school. I also work as the vice chairman of Willow Creek Association, a Christian ministry dedicated to the development of world-class leadership globally. I have served as the President of Amway Corporation, a consumer goods retailer and e-commerce firm based in Michigan.

 

 

My support for needy causes far outweighs my political donations. This is why I decided to be transparent and disclose my funding activities towards worthy charities. I hope this encourages others to join us to improve the lives of the needy and foster stronger leadership and education. Through our family foundation, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, we spent more than $11 million in 2015 alone.

 

 

Over $3 million went to support educational causes. My family is dedicated to improving the quality of education American children receive. Let me point out that our donations help people directly as opposed to advancing political ideologies. I also support the arts community worldwide. I spent over $22 million to establish the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. Additionally, I donated more than $2 million to arts and culture causes in 2015.

 

 

For a long time, I have supported Christian charities serving the underprivileged and promoting responsible leadership. In 2013, I helped the Willow Creek global leadership summit with $1 million. In the same year, our total contributions crossed the $90 million mark. This number rose to over $94 million in 2014.

 

 

Other causes that enjoy our support include civic causes, leadership, and development, public policy, health, and churches. I have a strong focus on development projects in Michigan. Some of the organizations I continue to support Grand Valley State University, Hope College, and Spectrum Hospital Health Foundation.

 

 

Besides financial donations, I also spend time on the boards of numerous charitable organizations and facilitate consultations on much more. I am an active civic leader and published author. My book, “Rediscovering American Values,” was released in 1998 and went on to become a bestseller. I am also committed to mobilizing other like-minded individuals who share our values and our desire to develop the great state of Michigan. This multiplier strategy is extraordinarily resourceful in establishing a framework that ensures sustainable giving.

 

Bob Reina is Committed to Helping Others

Bob Reina is the founding CEO of a video marketing company called Talk Fusion, established in 2007. Through his expertise and vast experience in network marketing and direct selling, Rob has grown the company into a successful empire. Learn more: http://www.superbcrew.com/talk-fusion-delivers-award-winning-video-communication-products-and-video-marketing-solutions/

 

Rob is a visionary man with a passion for helping others. He worked as a policeman for ten years before venturing into network marketing. He likes giving back to family, friends, and communities.

 

His turning point was when a gentleman introduced him to network marketing as he was going on with his police duties. He immediately started the journey, but it wasn’t easy at first. He failed many times before a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

What Bob likes about his job is the fact that he benefits from other people’s achievements. He always knew that this business concept would do well and that it was just a matter of getting the word out there. At some point, he wanted to help some companies/business with the advertising opportunity, but some would decline it. Rob didn’t take it personally; he knew it was their loss.Learn more : http://www.martechadvisor.com/author/bob-reina/

 

 

The first time Talk Fusion got its first customer was when it developed a game-changing product. The company had publicized the business so much that by the time they were ready to launch the product, there was enough buzz to attract the right customers and associates to the firm.

 

Many describe Bob as a funny guy, but when he talks about what it takes to be successful, you better listen carefully. Strong discipline is the reason he is the man he is today.Learn more : http://blog.talkfusion.com/founder-ceo-bob-reinas-birthday-surprise/

He went to the University of South Florida and would work on his free time to make ends meet. He eventually graduated top in his police academy class.

 

When he decided to give up a steady paycheck, many called him crazy, but that didn’t stop him from going after his dream. Rob loves animals. He brings family pets to the office every day. In his free time, he supports non-profits groups to help animals.

 

From his philanthropic work to his success at Talk Fusion, Rob could not be any prouder of what he has achieved so far.