Dick DeVos Leading in community Initiatives

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts fund raising managed to exceed the target set for the planned expansion project. The organization choose however decided to continue rising the funds and are now targeting $50 million extra.

 

The Kennedy Center press release reported that the campaign had locked $135.9 million for the project. The campaign begun back in 2013. Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has supported the cause with a donation of $1 million.

 

Dick DeVos has had a great career having worked in different executive positions. He has worked with the Amway, NBA Orlando Magic, and The Windquest where he still serves as the president.

 

When Dick DeVos was the President of Amway, he managed all aspects of the firm’s operations which were in 50 different countries. In his final year working for Amway, the company reported sales of $4.5 billion. Before Dick DeVos was promoted to become the President of Amway he was the vice president and was in charge of operations in 18 countries outside North America. At some point, DeVos also served as the CEO and President of Orlando Magic after his family acquired the team.

 

DeVos has used his success in business to support a broad range of community initiatives. Education Freedom Fund that he started has given more than 4,000 scholarships to disadvantaged children in Michigan. He Founded West Michigan Aviation Academy and is on the board of education in the school. The school aims at providing arduous training programs which are aviation focused. DeVos has contributed to improving healthcare including a $212 million convention center, $75 million downtown arena, $90 million medical schools, $130 million heart hospital, and a $30 million Downtown Market.

 

Dick DeVos has also written a best-seller book, (Recovering American Values) which was published in 1997.

 

DeVos does enjoy sailing and has also won twice the National Champion Sailor. Also, he is a qualified jet aircraft and helicopter pilot.

 

Dick DeVos is a graduate of Northwood University and has been married to Betsy for over 35 years.

 

West Michigan Aviation is a public charter high school that offers free tuition to students. Dick DeVos founded the school with support from his wife, Betsy. They began the school owing to their passion for education and aviation. West Michigan Aviation opened its doors in 2010 in the Gerald R. Ford International Airport grounds.

 

In 2010 the school first class was a renovated 25,000 sq. ft. Office space. Later on, the school was able to expand. West Michigan Aviation has seen rapid growth with the expansion that has provided more expanded space. The developments have made it easy for curriculum, student life and aviation programs become easier. The school capacity can now accommodate 500 students.

Ricardo Guimaraes, Presidente of Banco BMG Presents the Forbes List of Top American MBA Programs

Ricardo Guimarães, do BMG, traz o ranking da Forbes sobre os MBAs mais concorridos dos EUA: confira!

If you want to have a successful business career, (especially in our increasingly global economy), it’s important to be well-rounded. Business professionals that have both experience and education will do much better than those that try to build careers on personality and charisma alone.

Of course business is about making money, and salesmanship is a huge part of it. However, when businesses reach the corporate level, it’s important for professionals to understand:

-How complex corporate business structures work,
-How to build brand recognition,
-How to manage stockholders and boards of directors,
-How to market their products and services effectively, and
-How to communicate with colleagues and associates from all over the world in a professional manner

Overnight Success Story or a Lifetime in the Making?

It’s important to understand that there are many reasons people wind up doing well in business. Sometimes you don’t hear about the years of struggle. You only see the outcome that looks like an overnight success.

You must score above 700 on your Graduate Management Admission Test, (GMAT), to get into school to study for your MBA. The Leonard N. Stern School of Business requires the lowest score at 710, while Stanford, Harvard and Booth require the highest score at 730. The other schools have GMAT requirements that fall somewhere in the middle. However, you can’t go wrong with an MBA from any of these prestigious universities.

1. Approximately 7% of students graduate from Stanford Business School annually with an MBA. Tuition is $126,000 per year.

2. Approximately 12% of students graduate from Harvard Business School annually with an MBA. Tuition is $139,000 per year.

3. Approximately 24% of students graduate from Booth School of Business annually with an MBA. Tuition is $128,000 per year.

4. Approximately 20% of students graduate from The Warton School of Business annually with an MBA. Tuition is $137,000 per year.

5. Approximately 13% of students graduate from the Haas School of Business annually with an MBA. Tuition is $110,000 per year.

6. Approximately 22% of students graduate from The Tuck School of Business annually with an MBA. Tuition is $135,000 per year.

7. Approximately 24% of students graduate from Yale School of Management annually with an MBA. Tuition is $124,000 per year.

8. The number of students who graduate from The Kellogg School of Management annually with an MBA is not made public. Tuition is $127,600 per year.

9. Approximately 18% of students graduate from The Columbia Business School annually with an MBA. Tuition is $136,000 per year.

10. Approximately 10.8% of students graduate from The Leonard N. Stern School of Business annually with an MBA. Tuition is $131,000 per year.