Betsy DeVos is a prolific American Businesswoman as well as a renowned politician. She was born in the year 1958 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College. Betsy is the current US secretary of education, a position she acquired on February 7th, 2017. The beginning of her philanthropic work can be traced in the year 1989 when she established her foundation. Betsy DeVos and her husband are big supporters of education, and this can be seen from the charities they have been supporting that are education oriented. In the year 2015, the couple donated $150,000 to Success Academy Charter Schools. This was just one of the many educational institutions that the DeVos have channeled their wealth in.
Betsy’s role in supporting education in the whole nation has earned her great respect. She is a role model to many people. Not only does the DeVos Foundation support schools but also churches, arts and healthcare institutions. The foundation funds ArtPrize, which is a yearly art competition that is held in Grand Rapids. The organization also plays a big part in pediatric oncology, which is a project in Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Betsy is a very strong and vocal supporter of the conventional Christian as well as political views.
Betsy DeVos is the proprietor of various companies, among them being Windquest Group whose works range from providing clean energy, manufacturing and technology. The year 2015 will go down in history as the year that Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation donated more than $10 million to many organizations. The foundation further pledged $3.2 million to be disbursed at a later date. Betsy DeVos and her stupendous foundation have the people’s best interest at heart. Despite the fact that she comes from a well-off family, she has been able to accumulate a lot of her wealth through the many years of hard work.
Betsy’s philanthropic work does not only revolve around financial support. For 15 years, she has been deeply involved in school mentorship, mainly in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. It is worth noting that her family appeared at position 24 in the Forbes list of top givers in the year 2015. Her current position as the secretary of education will enable her to assist very many people in the education sector. Her philanthropic duties have offered tremendous benefits to many children. She has been at the forefront of advocating for generosity, especially in the high need areas like K-12 education. Her interest in education is immense, and this can be attested to the time and finances she spends in the sector. I think Betsy developed this interest since she was a daughter of a public school teacher. Her life has been an inspiration to many.
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