BETSY DEVOS: A PHILANTHROPIC EDUCATION REFORMIST

Betsy Devos has always been passionate about the American education reforms agenda and philanthropy.

This lady serves as the current United States Secretary of Education. The Calvin College graduate has also been actively involved in political activities. The graceful grandmother of five was the leader of the Michigan Republican Party for six years.

Betsy DeVos Philanthropy

Betsy DeVos continues to be involved in various charity organizations mostly through her education reforms agenda.

The benevolent woman is involved with various philanthropic organizations such as the Foundation for Excellence in Education, The Philanthropy Roundtable where she served on the board of directors, Mars Hill Bible Church and Kids Hope U.S.A.

Betsy DeVos has been sponsoring children from the Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also has a foundation that provides scholarships to children from underprivileged families. The philanthropist started the Great Lakes Education Project in Michigan when she realized that children were not being given equal opportunities in education.

She has also been part of the “The Role of Government in Education” movement which has also helped her in pushing for her education reforms agenda.

The Education Secretary heads the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. She has also served on the ArtPrize board, Foundation for Excellence in Education board, DeVos Institute of Arts Management Board at the University of Maryland and American Enterprise Insitute board. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com.

Betsy DeVos Financial Giving

In 1989, Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick DeVos started the Windquest Group. This private company is interested in making sure that people who are involved in technology, manufacturing, and clean energy are provided with adequate resources to carry on with their inspiring work.

She also donates heavily towards various charitable organizations that she is involved in.

About Besty DeVos

Elisabeth Prince or Betty DeVos as she is known presently is a reformer, philanthropist, politician and businesswoman.

Betsy DeVos has been involved in active politics for more than 35 years. She started her political career as an unpaid assistant during President Gerald R. Ford tenure. She has held the Michigan Republican Party seat four times, and she was elected to this position during all these times. She has also taken part in various roles in campaigns, party organizations and political action committees.

She is the current United States Secretary of Education, and she uses her political seat to push for her education reforms agenda

Betsy DeVos attended the Holland Christian School. She is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

She is married to fellow philanthropist Dick DeVos. Her husband is also an entrepreneur and community activist. They have four children and five grandchildren. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.