Ralph D. Hauenstein, the son of philanthropist Ralph W. Hauenstein carried out his late father’s wishes Monday announcing financial gifts to three West Michigan institutions.
“I think his life was exemplary of where he’s placed his fortune. Represented here are the mind, the body and the soul and the health of all three,” said Brian Hauenstein, the Grandson of philanthropist Colonel Ralph W. Hauenstein who passed away in January 2016.
Grand Rapids philanthropist Helen DeVos died October 18th at age 90. She was the wife of Amway co-founder Rich DeVos. WGVU explores her philanthropic spirit and its lasting impact.
“It’s really the loss of a philanthropic icon for Grand Rapids.”
Kyle Caldwell is executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. He does his best to describe the philanthropic impact Helen DeVos had on the region.