Entrepreneurs, Philanthropy and Charity
I believe that the best type of success can be achieved by entrepreneurs who are philanthropic and charitable. People who find a way to make a profitable business out of what they enjoy tend to be the happiest people. One reason is that they are very passionate about what they do. As a result, they tend to work a little harder at their jobs. This also brings them some kind of satisfaction that leaves room for their compassion. As a result, they contribute to causes like the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts. The fundraiser that was started at that place for a project has surpassed its goals thanks to the contributions of many. Read the full article about the renovations here http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2015/09/whos-giving-the-kennedy-center-millions.html
One of the contributors is Dick DeVos. Dick has contributed money up to the millions when he gave to the fundraiser. He is also no stranger to hard work as his LinkedIn clearly demonstrates. He has been working for his family business starting as a child. He was one of the greeters of the company when it was held in their home basement. This has introduced him into the world of business. He was able to learn how business works and also how to be an effective leader.
He has discovered his passion at a young age to make contributions to society. He has not only founded Michigan’s first aviation high school, but he and his wife established the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation to make charitable donations on behalf of themselves and Dick’s business. This is a very important trait to have when going into business. One has to have a love for people and a generous spirit. If one is all about selfishness, then he is going to be limited in his success no matter how far he goes. Dick’s success has proven to be unlimited even as he struck out in his own business ventures. This is due to his ability to work tirelessly for hours at a time and his willingness to keep people satisfied and give to the people that are at a disadvantage. But don’t take my word for it, listen to the grateful responses of kids who benefited from scholarships funded by the DeVos foundation in the video below.
Business owners often have the freedom to pursue their goals. They also are the most able to send forth money to charitable organizations. They also have more emotional energy in order to care about others that are not as fortunate as they are. At the same time, they have the self respect in order to not allow people to walk all over them. They can also direct others to different resources like the JFK Center for the Arts where they can make contributions. This project will provide plenty of new opportunities.