Betsy DeVos remains to be one of the most acclaimed women in the political and business sectors of the United States. Her interests in the American politics are underpinned by the need to reform the American education system. Betsy DeVos took the leading role in rooting for charter schools. As the current cabinet secretary of education in the government of Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos is expected to bring change to the schools’ system.
Betsy DeVos was raised in Holland, Michigan. Together with her husband Dick DeVos, the couple has done a lot of work to ensure that more students in Michigan access quality education regardless of their family background. Betsy DeVos was born in the powerful family of Edgar Prince, and his father owned the Prince Corporation. The firm is one of the prominent dealers in automobile parts. Betsy DeVos graduated from the Calvin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration. Her husband Dick DeVos is a renowned businessman and philanthropist in Michigan.
Since 1982, Betsy has remained central in the affairs of the Republican Party. She took the active role of a member of the party in that year. In 1986, Betsy DeVos got nominated as the Michigan delegate to the Republican Party. In 1992, she rose through the political ladder to become a member of the Michigan Republican National Committee, a post she held for half a decade. One of the most notable contributions of Betsy DeVos to the Republican Party is the leading role she took during the re-election campaign of Bush in 2004. Her family was acknowledged for the financial resources it contributed towards the campaigns of various Republican aspirants including George Bush.
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation were established in the late 1980s. The charity offers support to various institutions and organizations that are dealing with the challenges facing the American education system. So far, Betsy and her husband have donated more than $139 million towards the operations of the organization. Some of the primary beneficiaries of the family’s generosity include Christian missions, hospitals, charter schools and medical research programs.
Due to her commitment to the growth of education in the American society, President Bush appointed Betsy DeVos as a board member of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The Betsy and DeVos Family Foundation played an integral role in the establishment of DeVos Institute of Arts Management. The family also launched the ArtPrize, a competition held every year in Michigan to recognize various talents in the field of art.
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