Dick DeVos gives millions to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Dick DeVos is creating a better world by donating his millions to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. If that name sounds familiar to you, this is the same man who helped millions to succeed in Amway. This same Dick DeVos is one of the front-runners helping the Kennedy Center to begin an expansion center. Mister DeVos shows his deep passion for the arts with a donation of one million dollars. Hailing from Michigan, Mister DeVos learned about business at a very early age in his family’s Amway business. Now he is spreading the wealth to the Kennedy Center in a race to have it finished by 2018. Mister DeVos is helping to create a new expansion and riverwalk that will be the new “front door” of the center. This new entrance will help to further establish the Kennedy Center as a popular arts establishment. The center already receives three million visitors every year. That number will multiply with this generous donation of money from Dick DeVos. This expansion began back in 2013 and recently fulfilled its original fundraising goal. The goal was therefore expanded after it was quickly surpassed. Now, the Kennedy Center will have a riverfront pavilion, a pedestrian bridge and three new pavilions. Offices, dining areas, rehearsal spaces and offices are also included in the upgrade. For over 45 years the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has stood as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. The popular architect Steven Holl has already created the unique design for this center that will influence American arts for the next century. This will solidify this center as the most prestigious performing arts center in the United States, thanks to the continuing efforts and generous donation of Dick DeVos.

 

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