Betsy DeVos is one of the few blessed philanthropically oriented women in today’s culture that has both made a difference and continues to touch lives: She has been all over the world and likewise given plenty of profits to numerous top charity endeavors. She and her husband Dick have also contributed billions of dollars to the Republican campaign in hopes of restoring America to its great conservative values upon which it was founded by President George Washington himself. Betsy DeVos has been an active politician as well for over 35 years but has not been lacked the humility to serve her community throughout this time. When needed, she steps up to her roles and faithfully advocates for all urgent causes. When she steps off the platform, she puts on a T-shirt and happily goes to serve the community by planting gardens or assisting with local community events to further promote unity and equality all around. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.com.
It all began back in the good old days of high school. DeVos was a senior, graduating out of Holland Christian High School with a passion for serving others and a desire to further grow in charitable giving, helping not only the local community but the country as well. She later went on to receive her BA degree from Calvin College – based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After that, she happily married entrepreneur, philanthropist and community volunteer Dick DeVos; together, they have five grandchildren from their four grown children. From 1993 to 2016, Betsy Devos has worked for the Windquest Group as a chairman, later followed by a planned retirement.
She has also served as a member of the board and a chair member for numerous other organizations, such as the AFC or American Federation for Children, the Alliance for School Choice, Art Prize, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Great Lakes Education Project, the Potter’s House School and even the DeVos Institute for Arts Management. In addition, she and her husband founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which approved $400,000 in funds to Loudspeaker Media Inc. in efforts to help former CNN anchor – Campbell Brown – to launch her educational site known as The 74. Brown recently mentioned that she would praise DeVos repeatedly in the future for her efforts and generosity, which he later did many times. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table
DeVos’s foundation later gave another $400,000 to Brown’s nonprofit Institute, The Partnership for Educational Justice. In 2015, DeVos donated $150,000 to Success Academy Charter Schools. Such generosity eventually caught the public eye, and the school’s chain founder was later considered for President Trump’s Education Secretary. The DeVos Family Foundation also gave $5,000 to Great Schools Inc., a nonprofit charter school.