The Kennedy Center
received its largest gift ever to train the nation’s art leaders.
Dick and Betsy DeVos
are active Republicans from Michigan. He spent $35 million of his own money to unsuccessfully challenge Democratic incumbent Gov. Jennifer Granholm. His family also owns the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
is an Amway Corp.
heir. His wife was appointed to the Kennedy Center Board by President George W. Bush. She said the arts have been struggling in the recession and need expert leadership to survive.