Many years ago, one of the businessmen in the US was greeted with a very expensive compliment by Rich DeVos. Rich is the co-founder of Amway, a powerful company that is headquartered in Michigan. Rich has acquired a lot of money from this company, becoming one of the most powerful billionaires in the US. The Amway founder told the businessman that he looked like a million dollars. The businessman was Leslie Tassel, the popular owner of Lescoa. The compliment made by the billionaire led to a one million donation that was given to a cause that was being supported by the DeVos.
In west Michigan area, being wealthy is not measured by the types of cloths an individual is wearing or the car they are currently driving. The influence of your wealth is measured by the amount of donations you give. In West Michigan, the DeVos family name is highly respected. The family is considered to be one of the wealthiest and philanthropic minded families in the area.
Just recently, the family shed some light on the total amount of its donations to various causes in the recent past. All the family foundations made official reports to Forbes, indicating their lifetime donations. From the Forbes annual list, the family emerged to be 20th in the top 50 givers in the country. By giving these figures to the public, the family hopes that more people in the country will be encouraged to give and support noble causes in the US.
According to the spokesman of the family, Mr. John Truscott, the Forbes magazine is one of the platforms that provide crucial conversations concerning donations and supporting needy people in the American society.
The DeVos family has earned the respect of many people in the world, and it is known for supporting the conservative political aspirants and causes. However, the donations made to this party were not included in the Forbes figures.
Dick DeVos is the son of the founder of Amway. He is a serial entrepreneur and well-known businessman who is based in Michigan. He has served in different positions in the family business. When he was the president of the company, he managed to expand its market in several nations, and its sales improved significantly under his leadership. In 2006, Dick DeVos decided to run for the Michigan gubernatorial race, but he lost the seat to his democratic incumbent. He has started several foundations to help people in his home town.
On March 3rd 2015 Keith Mann and his company Dynamic Search Partners, along with other members of the financial sector, came together for a fund raiser. The $22,000 that was raised is allocated for the Uncommon Schools for testing for the 2014-2015 school year for a new charter high school. Dynamic Search partners and Uncommon School main goals are to give students from low income families an opportunity to go to college and graduate, so that they can become productive citizens.
In the fall of 2015, Uncommon Schools opened a New High School in Brooklyn, New York. The monies that were raised were used to provide PSAT and AP testing. Dynamic Research Partners had also allocated $10,000 for this purpose before the fundraising. The partnership with New York Uncommon School began in 2013. Together, their main focus is to see that students are equipped with purposeful and actual abilities that will help them to be successful as they make their way through life. They are dedicated to make this a reality for all students. Their focus stands firm.
Kevin Mann is thrilled to be working with the Uncommon Schools. He loves seeing how driven the students are to succeed. They are yearning for the knowledge that is being handed down to them and really looking forward to a bright future. In 2009 Mann began Dynamic Search Partners. A company where he is the Chief Operation Officer and where the company’s operation lies solely in his hands. They handle hire investments, where they match companies with qualified candidates, marketing, internal strategies and hedge fund compensation. This is just to name few. The company has clients in the United States, Europe, Asia.
Keith and Keely Mann along with Uncommon Schools now has a Professional Achievement Scholarship. This will be given to one Senior each year, so that they can attend College. The students at the Charter Schools are asked to write a one thousand word essay, explaining why attend college will give them an opportunity to change their lives. The winner will be given $5,000 towards Tuition. Uncommon School are in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Their headquarters are in New York. They are responsible for staff, fundraising and recruiting the best school leaders. Just knowing that teaming up with people like the Mann’s, the students has the best opportunity.