Category Archives: Philanthropy

The Kind-Hearted Psychotherapist, Patty Rocklage

Compassion is a rare virtue, and it is not in the hearts of every human being. Some people are very compassionate and have built their careers around it. They derive their joy and happiness in life by showing kindness and helping others. It’s a rare thing for a person to make such a generous gesture with his or her life. Patty Rocklage though has dedicated her life and career towards this course, and she is passionate about it.Patty is a licensed family and marriage psychotherapist based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Her experience in this area runs deep with over twenty years of practical experience. She works tirelessly and is dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families move past their struggles in life. She possesses excellent communication skills that are a plus in handling her clients. She makes them feel comfortable and courageous to deal with their life’s challenges.

Patty Rocklage attended her higher education at the University of Southern California, pursued a degree in Psychology and graduated in 1981. Over time, in her line of work, she has acquired unique skills in coaching, community outreach, public speaking, teaching, and team building. These skills have proven immensely valuable to her career as they have enabled her to assist many couples and families in conquering issues pestering their life.Patty Rocklage is the wife of Dr. Scott Rocklage, a successful chemist. In joint forces, they made a substantial financial donation for the renovation of labs at MIT, Department of Chemistry where her husband studied, as a token of appreciation. Also, they have supported the Whitehead Institute and the Pittsburgh United Methodist Church.

Patty Rocklage desires a classy lifestyle, and she has a taste of both the modern and also the conservative lifestyle. Besides, she is environmentally conscious. For this reason, she, in approval of her husband, commissioned the renovation of their home to have her kitchen and landscape redone to take care of the environment and her personal desires.Patty Rocklage is a dedicated wife and devoted mother of three. She previously served as Director on the Woman’s Board for South Sudanese Enrichment for families, a non-profit organization that works to create better education, financial stability, and higher employment levels in the Boston region, which is usually resided by the Southern Sudanese community.

The Life And Business Of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos is son to Richard DeVos, who is the cofounder of the Amway Corporation. The Amway Corporation is a multi-level network marketing company that manufacture health, personal care and household products and distribute them through a network of consumers. The firm was started originally by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos in 1959. It is known as the biggest and oldest network marketing company on the planet.

Dick DeVos has been working in his fathers business for many years and has held a number of different positions. He first began in 1974 working in some of the operating departments. By 1984 he took over as the Vice President where he was responsible for Amway’s operations in 18 different countries globally. This position allowed him to provide the Amway Corporation with significant growth as well as making a name for Amway globally. This position as Vice President was held until 1989.

From 1989 onwards, Dick DeVos went on to start his own business venture known as The Windquest Group. The Windquest Group manufactured closet and storage organizers as well as marketing the products. During this time the DeVos family bought the Orlando Magic Basketball franchise which Richard DeVos then asked his son to manage in 1991. Dick DeVos continued his management work at The Windquest Group as well as the management he was doing at the Orlando Magic Basketball franchise.

In 1993, Dick DeVos went onto take over from his father as the President of the Amway Corporation as his father went into retirement having worked at the firm for 34 years. The Amway Corporation was later split up, a process that Dick DeVos oversaw at the time, an umbrella firm was formed which we know as the Alticor Corporation. This Alticore conglomerate was made up of 3 separate companies. These were the Access Business Group, the Quixtar Corporation and the Amway Corporation. This process saw the company expand even further, they were now present in over 50 countries and 6 continents.

Dick DeVos held the position as President up until 2002. In this year he retired as President so that he could devote his time to his own business venture, The Windquest Group as well as his passion for politics.

This interest in politics saw Dick DeVos enter the race for the governor of Michigan in 2006 but not succeed.