A humble Dick DeVos has reasons to celebrate after winning the Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup, according to Sailing Scutterbutt. In reacting to his victory, Dick said that he and his team did some of the best sailing of their lives. He is now looking forward to moving on to Newport where the United States National competition will be held from August 19 to 21 and the World championship from September 29 to October 2.
Meanwhile, Dick has plenty of other things to keep him busy. One of those things is the operation of Amway in over 50 countries. The company sells a variety of products including air purifiers, dietary supplements, electronics, insurance, home care products, jewelry, personal care products, water purifiers and cosmetics. Additionally, Dick DeVos will be kept busy operating the Windquest group that owns a variety of businesses including Boxed Water, Neurocore, Stow Company and Next Step Living.
This international competition takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the end of September and early October every year. Contestants from around the world can enter their art with the public choosing the top five entries. In addition to the competition, visitors to the event are encouraged to participate in a variety of hands on activities often led by professionals. While some of the activities are aimed by adults, many of the ArtPrize activities are targeted to get children interested in art or for families to have great fun together. DeVos also donates quite a bit of funding to conservative causes.
Dick will also be busy helping West Michigan Aviation Charter School which he helps fund. By attending this school, students can start their career in aviation while working toward science, technology, engineering and math objectives. The graduates of this school are highly sought after by colleges who know these students have a strong academic background that allows them to succeed in college.
While much of Dick’s time will be spent with these two groups, along with training for future sailing events, they are not the only charities that Dick DeVos supports through his Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Regardless of where Dick DeVos roams, people can be sure that he portrays the values that he wrote about in his Rediscovering American Values book.
To learn more about his career, check out Dick DeVos on LinkedIn.