A community is so many things to so many people. For Dick DeVos, his community is where he finds a chance to make life better. He has spent a lot of time thinking about what he wants from his community. The answer is working in many fields to find improvement. His work as head of the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has been all about directing resources where they are most needed. For example, he has helped fund a local hospital in his late mom Helen’s name. The hospital is specifically dedicated to the needs of children in the Grand Rapids community. That kind of community leadership is where his efforts stand out. It’s where he’s seen much happen. His foundation works hard to ensure that any funds they are donating are used to the benefit of all those in this community. In doing so, he provides the kind of assistance that makes a true difference.


Areas of Improvement


There are many areas that can benefit from improvement in Grand Rapids according to Dick DeVos. This includes health care as well as the arts and education. He and the team of people he works with examine these areas every week in order to help come up with lots of innovative and thoughtful solutions. The net result has been a huge improvement in the region’s overall community life. He has helped with lots of area improvements that are directly aimed at thinking about what can make Grand Rapids an even better place to live in every way. Thanks to his love of community, Grand Rapids continues to shine in the public eye. His work has meant that more and more people are choosing to make this community their own. He is utterly pleased to be part of much something larger.