Betsy DeVos is one of the United States’ highly respected businesswomen and philanthropist who was born in 1958. Her parents Edgar and Elsa are renowned billionaires. Betsy attended the prestigious Holland Christian High School and also studied business administration at the Calvin College. She was married to a famous businessman who is called Dick DeVos. The two have been participating in several charity undertakings that are dedicated to bettering the lives of the marginalized and disadvantaged people in the community. They feel that everyone deserves to have equal opportunities in life.
President Donald Trump learned about the great influence of Betsy and nominated her to serve as the secretary of education. The nomination was significant since she has been in the frontline campaigning for wholesome education. Betsy has been active in politics for over three decades. In 1982, she was offered a chance to act as one of the Republican Party’s local delegates. She was in the party to represent Michigan, which is her home state. Holding these position enabled her to be appointed to the Michigan National Committee where she served as from 1992 to 1997. Betsy was chosen about three times to act as the Michigan Republican Party’s chair. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
The businesswoman’s position as the education secretary has made a lot of details about her philanthropic undertaking to be exposed. She has worked closely with Dick DeVos to fund charities in different parts of the United States. The two have managed to give millions of dollars to many organizations that are devoted offering an excellent academic environment to children who come from poor backgrounds. The family was a major participant in the founding of the West Michigan Aviation College, which is considered to be among the top aviation colleges in Michigan. The learning institution is located at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Betsy DeVos spoke to the Philanthropy Roundtable and said that she was motivated to take part in philanthropic undertakings due to the way parents strived to ensure that their children attended good schools. She has also been conducting various programs and forum that encourage people to have an education of their choice. Mrs. DeVos has also been spending some of her time lobbying for money to facilitate her charity undertakings. She has been devoted to providing holistic solutions to support education.
Mrs. DeVos always strives to engage well with individuals who support public policies in the education industry. Education has been the primary area where the philanthropy work of the power couple has focused. The family offered over $3 million in 2015 to facilitate various education programs. Betsy believes that the current education program fails to deal with the inequalities between the wealthy students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.