I have over the years admired Betsy DeVos’ philanthropy work because of her commitment and consistency towards supporting important ideals in the society. Together with her husband Dick, she established the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989 as a charity organization for supporting programs that focus on leadership, justice, arts, education, and the community. The main focus of this foundation is to leverage support for the mentioned areas, accelerate transformation, and her cultivate leadership.Betsy DeVos is a strong defender of conservative Christian and political views, and this is normally reflected her charitable giving. Through her foundation, Betsy has been able to fund many republican candidates vying for various positions across the country by donating millions of dollars. In the recent past, the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has been able to fund a wide range of organizations that support education and conservative ideals.
In the last five years, the foundation has managed to donate; $400,000 to an education site under Loudspeaker Media Inc., $400,000 to The Partnership for Educational Justice, $200,000 to The Potter’s House, $766,500 to Conservative organizations, and over $500,000 to colleges and universities.The foundation has many long term partners that receive regular funding to promote its ideals. Betsy DeVos has always been involved in political fundraising throughout her adult life, and was very instrumental in Bush’s re-election in 2004. During that campaign, Betsy DeVos personally helped in raising over $150,000. It is estimated that since 1989, the DeVos family has been able to donate more than $17 million in support of the Republican Party and its candidates. She argues that her efforts are meant to promote respect for traditional American virtues and conservative governing philosophy. As one of the largest single contributors to the Republican campaigns, there is no doubt that she is a very influential figure in the party. She is also a long-term advocate for better schools and children rights.
Betsy DeVos’ Biography
Betsy DeVos is an American activist, politician and businesswoman born in January, 8 1951. She is the current Secretary of Education in the United States. She grew up in Hollad, Michigan, which is her hometown. She attended the Holland Christian High School and graduated with a Bachelors degree in business economics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was actively involved in university politics until she graduated in 1979.Betsy DeVos comes from one of the wealthiest families in Michigan and was amber of the Christian Reformed Church in North America during her childhood years. Her husband Dick is a multi-billionaire and has always supported Betsy’s philanthropy work. Betsy DeVos has been an active member of the Republican Party since 1982 and has over the years held various positions in the Michigan Republican Party. She is the owner of a group of companies known as Windquest Group, which has interests in clean energy, manufacturing, and technology.