Betsy DeVos is the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education and she is truly passionate about the American education system. Devos has been involved within politics for many years. The platform of education is very important to her and so is giving back to helping students and the organizations that support them.
For many years, DeVos has been contributing millions of dollars to various organizations all throughout the Michigan state area. Her donations have really been impactful inside of the city of Grand Rapids. This place is where the DeVos family is based and it is also a city that has been shaped by Betsy and her clan as well.
The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation was created in 1990 and the DeVos family uses this organization to make contributions to various groups. While the DeVos family supports a wide vareity of activity they try to focus on four major areas. They include policy, the arts, education and leadership. To date they provided at least $139 million in donations through their foundation.
DeVos has even opened up an aviation high school called the West Michigan Aviation Academy. Her husband and she are big fans of aviation and flying. Speaking of her husband, Dick DeVos is the birth son of Richard DeVos the founder of Amway. Richard DeVos amassed a billion-dollar empire and he has even allowed his son to help establish his fortune through his company. However, the DeVos are a couple that has made their own way in life. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.
Betsy knows how important it is to give back to people in need. She is aware that there are literally millions of Americans who cannot become economically established within society. She also realizes that education is an important part of helping people to get them financially established.
Betsy also provides many donations in the form of scholarships for Michigan people in need. The DeVos family knows that they have been blessed to have so much good fortune and wealth. This is why they make it a point to give back to people in need.
As the nation’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is now in a position to do a lot of good things for people everywhere. Her husband and she have been expanding their giving to help millions of people outside of Michigan State and the city of Grand Rapids. They want to ensure that millions of Americans have a chance to become successful Americans. Betsy’s donations to charitable causes is just one of the many different ways that she is able to give back and help her fellow Americans.
Check this article from NYPost.