Betsy DeVos is one of the successful women in the USA that is working hard to improve education sector. She has been on the front line advocating for school choice as well as school vouchers. She is married to Dick DeVos, and they have four children. She has been in the political field for a long time combining it with entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Most her philanthropic works target non-profit organizations which support education, health as well as Christianity.
For one to be successful, quality education is vital in creating the platform. Betsy is a learned person who attended Holland Christian High School. She later joined Calvin College in Grand Rapids where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree. This education has helped her shape her life and work towards her goals. His father allowed her to join a school of choice and that made her learn what she required for her success.
She has been the chair of The Windquest Group; a firm that specializes in technology, clean energy, and manufacturing. They found the company way back in 1989 with her husband. Together with her husband, they have invested significant funds in Neurocore group which offers biofeedback therapy for depression, autism, anxiety as well as attention deficit disorder. On top of that, she actively participates in politics. She has been the chair of Michigan Republican Party for four terms. Betsy has been very instrumental in political campaigns where she has gone a step further to donate funds for campaigns. In 2004 she gave more than $150000 to support Bush re-election.
Betsy DeVos and her husband founded Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation that has been funding many charity organizations and programs. `In 2015 through the foundation, DeVos has donated $150000 to Success Academy Charter Schools. She also supported loudspeaker Media Inc. with $400000 when they were launching an educational site; The 74. The foundation has also extended its support to The Washington by giving them $750000 and approved another $1 million in future for the think tank. She has also donated significant funds to support Institute for Justice. The foundation also supported colleges, universities, hospitals as well as church organizations. All these donations happened in 2015, and they amounted to $11.6 million.
Betsy DeVos together with her husband has supported art industry. She was appointed to the board of directors of the Kennedy Center by George Bush in 2004, and she served until 2010. With her husband, they donated $22 million to support the center of arts in 2010. She also supports ArtPrize annually through her foundations. Beside philanthropy works, she has chaired and served on several national and local boards. Currently, she is the Secretary of Education in the United States. She is changing the education environment making it friendlier for people to thrive.
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