"We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rich DeVos. Through his extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit, and through his lifelong commitment to philanthropy, he created an enduring legacy for people in West Michigan. At Ferris State University, we are very grateful for his support, especially in our campaign to renovate the historic federal building in downtown Grand Rapids. Rich and Helen DeVos will be missed both by people who knew them and by the many people whose lives were profoundly influenced by them."
President, Ferris State University