Jim Hickey’s American Politics

Let's Get Real.

The older I get, the clearer the purpose of my life becomes. Dick DeVos is someone that stands tall as a beacon of light and hope. He is someone that clearly understands that this life and everything that goes along with it is much bigger than any of us. Throughout his life he has painted an extraordinary work of art but, it is not something tangible we can see. It is his sense of humanity, passion and regard for something larger than himself, that is not, just a mundane work of art but, a masterpiece.

Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy, have a family foundation that generously gives back to the world around us. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has recently donated 1 million dollars to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The donation was specifically for the expansion to be finished in 2018. The center runs mainly through donations and has been able to educate many who otherwise might not have had the opportunity, it has changed the lives of countless people throughout the world. The original article is linked here for your reading pleasure. Or just listen to this young man express their gratitude for DeVos.

The foundations extremely generous donation, is just a small portion of color within the work of art, Dick DeVos has spent his life creating. The DeVos family have made and continue to make monetary donations to various organizations and charities. Dick has made it his lives purpose to make his mark on the world, to changes things for the better and to help sustain the arts for the future. His masterpiece is not just in giving back but, in developing, leading and encouraging many to leave their mark on the world. For more proof of this, just take a look at his Facebook page or Twitter feed which is filled with posts like the one below cheering on members of his community.


Exciting! The Gerald R. Ford International Airport begins construction that will improve our local airport and make flying to and from Grand Rapids an even better experience.

Posted by Dick DeVos on Thursday, December 10, 2015

I believe he helps mankind understand their purpose is to love, give, serve and leave a mark on the world in order to make this planet a better place for the future. DeVos might have riches that most of us will never have, but, his example is clear. It is not about the quantity of money or time that we can give. Dick DeVos has shown us if we all give a little, together we can change a lot. That is his masterpiece and he has many more brush strokes left to continue making this world a better place. 

Please click on the link to learn more about Dick DeVos and how he is changing the world

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