DeVos Prize

coaster drafts: Focus on the Family

Posted in drafting by digitalrituals on August 28, 2009



NOTE: annotation on this coaster is still in progress.  I’ll be finishing is shortly.

Richard DeVos
AIDS Demo Graphics, Douglas Crimp and Adam Ralston, Bay Press (WA), 1990.

Grand Rapids Press 5.19.09
[…Richard DeVos:]
I have been hung in effigy by the gay community for a long time, from when I was on President Reagan’s first AIDS commission.








Elsa Prince-Broekhuizen
Grand Rapids Press 10.27.09
Holland resident Elsa Prince Broekhuizen has pumped $450,000 into a Nov. 4 California ballot issue to ban gay marriage. It is one of the largest private donations to that cause.
In 2004, Broekhuizen was the top West Michigan contributor to Michigan’s anti-gay marriage amendment, adding $75,000 to the cause.

Focus on the Family board member affilliation



Dick DeVos


Betsy DeVos
Soft Money Is Good: ‘Hard-Earned American Dollars That Big Brother Has Yet to Find a Way to Control’
by Betsy DeVos in Roll Call September 6, 1997



Erik Prince
Time Magazine 3.15.07
Erik Prince, 37, Blackwater’s ambitious founder and sole owner
Since June 2004, Blackwater has been paid more than $320 million out of a $1 billion, five-year State Department budget for the Worldwide Personal Protective Service, which protects U.S. officials and some foreign officials in conflict zones.
National Public Radio 9.28.07
Blackwater landed a $73 million contact to protect FEMA staff helping with the Katrina recovery operation.

Christian Science Monitor 10.13.07
The Blackwater security forces that opened fire on a public square in Baghdad last month, leaving 17 dead




Rick DeVos

Grand Rapids Press 4.23.09



ArtPrize funding

Grand Rapids Press 5.23.09


The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has made a multi-year commitment to provide the prize money.



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