Betsy DeVos is one of the top philanthropists in the United States. She is passionate about education and has offered a lot of money to support the sector. President Donald Trump appointed her in February 2017 to serve as the secretary of education in his administration. Betsy’s hometown is Holland, Michigan and her father Edgar Prince owns an automobile parts manufacturing company that is called the Prince Corporation. She is a graduate of the Calvin College, where she got her B.A degree. Betsy’ husband, Dick DeVos, is a successful businessman whose family owns the Amway Company.
Mrs. DeVos has been an active contributor to the activities of the Michigan Republican Party as from 1982. She was chosen to acts as the Michigan area delegate in 1986. Between 1992 and 1997, Betsy was part of Michigan’s Republican National Committee. In 2004, she made significant contributions towards raising money to support the re-election bid of President George W. Bush. Her family has offered a lot of money to support the undertakings of the Republican Party. They have donated over $17million towards the campaigns of various Republican candidates.
Dick and Betsy DeVos founded a family philanthropy body in 1989, and it is called the DeVos Family Foundation. The charity organization has been working to facilitate activities that deal with art, education, leadership, arts, and justice. The family has to date given out $139 million, and their donations totaled to $11.6 million in 2015. They were ranked as the 24th most generous family in 2015. The money that the family foundation offered assisted hospitals, medical research, Christian school, Christian missions, and several other organizations. Most of the family’s donations are dedicated to supporting Christian-based bodies.
President George W. Bush recognized the excellent work of Mrs. DeVos and appointed her to the board the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. She joined efforts with her husband to establish the DeVos Institute of Arts Management. The couple donated about $22.5 million to ensure that the organization accomplishes its goal of supporting artists. They also founded ArtPrize, which is a competition that has been held in Michigan since 2009. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.
Betsy is a committed Christian and has dedicated herself to supporting children from low-income families. She believes that the U.S education system is not fair. Mrs. Betsy DeVos thinks that it is right to expand the education sector so that it can offer opportunities to more students. She has also been supporting school vouchers to allow payments in private learning institutions with public funds. This policy will enable children from disadvantaged backgrounds to enroll in better schools. Dick and Betsy are benefactors of All Children Matter, which is an organization that greatly supports the use of school vouchers. Betsy has had an opportunity to serve as a board member of many education institutions and has always advocated for the education of choice.