Betsy DeVos is well known in many households as a leader, politician, inventor and innovator. DeVos has always had the passion for high-quality education for kids and a great advocate of the school choice. She has proven to be a fighter in business, education, and politics by removing barriers that hinder citizens from thriving.
She has been in politics for more than 35 years. Betsy chaired Michigan Republican Party in four elections. Furthermore, DeVos has served in various leadership positions with party organizations, campaigns and political action committees. She is a Republican Party member and popular for supporting school voucher programs, charter schools, school grading system and school choice. DeVos has been tirelessly advocating for the Detroit Charter school program. Moreover, she is a board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. It is worth noting that, Betsy DeVos has chaired for the board of the Alliance for School Choice together with the Action Institute. In her leadership role, she has been the head of the All Children Matter PAC.
Betsy DeVos has been the Chairman of the Windquest Group, a privately owned investment company based in Michigan that deals with technology, clean energy, and manufacturing services. The company she founded together with his husband, Mr. Dick DeVos. Currently, she is serving the role of secretary of education in the President Donald Trump government. To be nominated for the post the vice president had to vote in favor of Betsy to break the tie.
In the political journey, Betsy DeVos once raised $ 150,000 for George Bush re-election campaign in 2004. She also hosted the Republican Party fundraising event at her home in 2008. Her family has been donating to Republican Party as well as candidates for many years. During President Bush era she served as the chairperson of finance in the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Betsy DeVos is happily married to a community activist, philanthropist and an entrepreneur Dick DeVos of which they are blessed with four children. As a family, they have invested in Neurocore, a company providing biofeedback therapy to depression, autism, anxiety and attention deficit disorders. The treatment focuses on retraining the patients` brain through showing them movies.
The couple established a scholarship program in which they give it to students pursuing MBA or BBA at Northwood University. In 1989 they founded Dick & DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation has provided support to various sectors including education, evangelical missions, health research, arts, justice, leadership, and community. Through the family foundation, DeVos contributed $11.6 million in charitable causes. DeVos has donated over $139 million to charities and was ranked in 2015 list of America`s givers by Forbes.
Betsy DeVos received Bachelor of Arts in business economics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan after graduating from Holland Christian High School.
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