Different people know her for various reasons. Betsy DeVos is a business woman based in the United States of America. She is known for being a philanthropist as well as a politician. She is the current secretary of education in the United States. Betsy DeVos is a reformist. She has been at the helm advocating for reforms in the voucher programs, school choice as well as the Christian community. Her political career began while Betsy was still a student at Calvin College. Since then, she has been active in politics. Betsy is a member of the Republican Party. She has held different positions in the party among them six years as the chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party. Betsy DeVos is wife to Dick DeVos, the former chief executive officer of Amway, a company that is recognized all over the world. Volumes can be said about Betsy. Much of that would be regarding her financial giving and her philanthropic work. She tends to look at the possible solutions for social problems. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.
In the year 1989, the couple founded a family foundation that categorically supports areas of leadership, community, education, art, as well as justice. In the year 2015, almost $12 million was given out as donations by the DeVos family foundation. By now, the couple has given over $139 million. The DeVos Foundation has enabled the couple to hold the 24th position in the America’s to Givers. $400,000 is the amount that was given to Loudspeaker Media International by the DeVos Foundation to fund the Campbell Brown education site. Brown has a non-profit organization that is known as the Partnership for Educational Justice. To this organization, Betsy DeVos donated $400,000. In the year 2015, she gave a total of $150,000 to Success Academy Charter Schools. Betsy in the same year gave $5,000 to the GREAAT Schools. At one particular time, Betsy DeVos visited a Christian school in Michigan known as The Potter’s House School and offered to give them $250,000 which she did. She is truly dedicated to uplifting the education standards in America.
A nonprofit law firm called Institute for Justice was pleased to receive $10,000 of donations by one Betsy DeVos. She extended the generosity to Intercollegiate Studies Institute by giving them a total of $6,500. Another institute that has benefited from the benevolence of DeVos Foundation is the University of Maryland College Park. It received $500,000 after which the arts management institute was named after Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick DeVos. Betsy Devos would not be the woman she is today without the help of her husband and children. The decision to include their children in their philanthropic works is a deliberate one and they have discussed it.