Business tycoon Dick DeVos is currently leading the Lauderdale Yacht Club race known as the Gold Cup. He is currently ahead of the current champion and looks to be in good position to win this event. With a number of junior sailors, the total number of participants in the race is now 32 and therefore this looks to be the most competitive race to date. Despite the high level of competition, DeVos is holding his own and has a one point lead ahead of everyone. If he is able to keep pace he will have the opportunity to became the new champion of this exciting event.
While DeVos participates in sailing events, he is also an active member when it comes to charitable causes. With his charitable causes, DeVos helps a number of different types of organizations. These include educational, free market economics and artistic. With these philanthropic activities, Dick DeVos is able to help make a difference in his community. The differences he is able to make help companies become more successful, artists and artistic institutions enhance their abilities and also help individuals expand their education and become more knowledgeable professionals. As a result, the community will be much better off in the long run with DeVos’ charitable contributions.
One of the main charitable activities of Dick DeVos is artistic. He regularly donates millions of dollars to artistic institutions in order to help them with professional development and more programs. With a competition known as ArtPrize, DeVos helps artists compete for certain prizes by performing a number of artwork tasks. This gives them incentive to measure their abilities as well as look for ways to improve and assess their progress. The organization also helps managers of artistic institutions improve so that they can make artistic organizations much better.
Another charitable cause that Dick DeVos contributes to is educational. Over the years, DeVos has donated money to help business students get the funds they need in order to attend business school. This funding is in the form of a scholarship and therefore allows business students to get what they need to help get through this very beneficial educational program. With the scholarships, people can get the educational credential they need in order to enhance their career and obtain a considerable amount of professional development. As a result they will likely become more knowledgeable and skilled workers that will be able to lead companies to the next level.