In the past three decades, Rich DeVos and his family have donated $36 million to Grand Valley State University. The extent of the Michigan billionaire’s financial support of the Grand Rapids-area public university is being revealed for the first time.
The DeVos family for the first time is shedding light on the totality of its philanthropy: nearly $1.2 billion in lifetime giving.
Several projects have created a new identity for Grand Rapids over the past two decades.
The Delta Air Lines Foundation and West Michigan Aviation Academy recently celebrated the Foundation’s $150,000 grant to the school for the purchase of a Cessna 172 to train future pilots.
Project Clarity is an extensive plan to restore the Lake Macatawa watershed, for the benefit of the environment and the community overall.