In a career that has seen considerable donations to political organizations, Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy have also become known for their contributions to charity, which total nearly $139 million. Information about the couple’s giving was made public as part of the vetting procedure when Mrs. DeVos was nominated for the post of United States Education Secretary. For years, the couple has been a major force in Republican politics, starting with Dick’s father, Richard DeVos who was the co-founder of Amway. A big emphasis of their philanthropy has been placed on education, with nearly $3 million donated to educational causes in 2015. An additional $357,000 was awarded from the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family foundation to organizations that support education reform. Dick believes that all kids need to have the education necessary so that they can achieve their dreams. Among the schools that Dick and his wife Betsy donated to in 2013 (which were primarily Michigan schools) were Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Compass College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids, Northland University in Midland, and Rehoboth Christian School in New Mexico. Mr. DeVos lets it be known that the aim of their donations is to help and serve people.
Dick and Betsy are the patrons of the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the first aviation themed charter school in the United States, located at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The school boosts an 86 percent graduation rate, with more than one third being economically disadvantaged. In addition to education, the DeVos’s have donated heavily to Arts and Culture, believing that the future of arts management is important to the global community. In 2006 they were also instrumental in the construction of a children’s hospital in the Spectrum Health System, with their gift of $12.5 million. This hospital has helped improve the survival rates of children diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Dick and Betsy DeVos became the heirs to their family fortunes, his from the Amway Corporation founded by his father Richard, and she from the Prince Corporation, founded by her father Edgar Prince. Dick also served as the CEO of Amway from 1993 to 2002. Betsy has been hugely responsible for the expansion of charter schools in the country, while Dick helped to pass the 2012 law that enabled Michigan to become a right-to-work state.
Richard Blair is the founder of Wealth Solutions, a Texas based investment advisory firm. He founded Wealth Solutions from his love of education and helping others. It is a for the people investment firm. as a proven financial advisor with years of experience in investment strategy Blair knows the ins and outs of the industry. He founded his firm to share his knowledge with others so that they are more able to better their lives. Learn more: http://www.wealthsolutionsria.com/p/my-story
Wealth Solutions provides individuals with a flexible, comprehensive, and tailor made financial plan that can be adjusted as needed. Having an adaptable financial plan is vital considering the ups and downs of the financial market.
Wealth Solutions three pillar approach is both unique and highly effective. This three pillar approach is the backbones of the firm. Each one is as important as the others.
The first pillar serves the purpose of allowing Wealth Solutions to figure out the financial situation of its clients. Once it understands a clients financial situation fully it can then begin the process of crafting the clients customized financial plan.
The second pillar is geared toward developing a long term strategy that meet a client’s investment needs. It specifically helps clients reach their investment goals with as little risk as possible.
The third and last pillar is helping a client reach their insurance needs.
About Richard Blair
Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions attributes much of his success to growing up in a family of educators. He witnessed firsthand how his grandmother and mother, as teachers, were able to increase a person’s confidence and knowledge. Once he was older he realized that he also wanted too positively affect others lives. But instead of being a teacher he decided to go into finance. Which is a decision he may have never made without being so drawn to the world of education because of his grandmother, mother, and now wife’s occupation. He is a rarity in the world today as both a financial advisor and human being. Learn more: http://anthonycioe.com/richard-blair-providing-sound-investment-and-wealth-solutions-to-clients-in-austin-texas/
Blair jumped into the financial industry right after college in 1993 and started Wealth Solutions a year later. Learn more: http://www.wealthsolutionsria.com/blog
David G. McDonald, known to some as Dave, serves as the President/COO at OSI Group LLC, a global leading food processing company. Born and raised in Iowa State in the Midwestern United States.
David McDonald graduated from Iowa State University class of 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in animal science. Quite a hardworking man, David has gone on to acquire serious entrepreneurial skills that have assured him a position at the helm of the meat and food processing industry. He is also the current Chairman of the North American Meat Institute and a Director of the Mafrig Global Foods Company in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Based in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States of America. The company mainly deals with the processing of protein based food products to custom specifications for leading retail brands. Since joining the group 30 years ago, the company has achieved some significant results through David McDonald’s efforts.
For more than twenty years now, OSI Group’s presence has been felt in China since their inception in 1992. With a total of eight factories in the country and two more that are underway, the company will be the largest poultry producer in China. In a recent interview, David McDonald OSI Group pointed out that the company is making major improvements in the beef sector as it recently commissioned a beef processing plant in Poland.
A recent achievement of OSI Group was the purchase of Baho Foods, a Dutch meat processing company operating in Germany and the Netherlands. It was a big step in the expansion to Europe since Baho foods with over 60 years in operation and five subsidiary companies, operates in a total of 18 European countries. “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe,” said David. And this is true for other parts of the world too like India where the company is surely taking over the market for meat and other processed foods.
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