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Betsy DeVos Makes A Large Donation To Help Improve The School System In The United States

by Chris Holden - August 16th, 2019.
Filed under: Philanthropy.

Betsy DeVos is a businesswoman and dedicated leader in her community who continues to fight for what she believes in. She works with the Windquest Group as its chairman and also serves as the secretary of education for the United States. DeVos has worked hard to make changes in Michigan that have continued to benefit its residents, and she has also worked side-by-side with lawmakers from other states to pass laws that would benefit their students.


Betsy DeVos studied at Calvin College and eventually earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics there. Her interest in politics grew while she was at the college, and she became very involved in the politics on campus. After she graduated, she decided to serve in politics in Michigan. She worked with the Michigan Republican Party as its chairman for six years. She also supported her husband when he ran to serve as the governor of the state.


Betsy DeVos has been very focused on improving the educational system in the United States for the last three decades. She has helped to create various educational organizations that work towards reform and has also donated large sums of her own money to educational causes. Today, she works with Kids Hope USA, the Alliance for School Choice, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education as a member of their boards. She has also worked with lawmakers from different states in the U.S. in order to help pass legislation that supports students in the country.


Betsy DeVos has also served as a philanthropist who donates a lot of her money to educational causes as well as the arts and culture sector. Her charitable foundation the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation recently opened up its books to satisfy people who wanted to know where all of the money from the foundation was going. When the books were opened, it was revealed that the foundation has donated $189 million to charity in all of its years of being in existence. It was also discovered that the foundation has been directing a large amount of its giving to the educational sector. In 2015, alone, the foundation donated around $3 million to support educational reform.


Betsy DeVos grew up in Michigan and now calls Grand Rapids her home. She has done a lot to help improve the city over the years, and many of its buildings have the name DeVos on them. Some of these include the DeVos Children’s Hospital, DeVos Communication Center, and the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship. It is her hope that the school system in the U.S. will undergo a change soon that will allow every student to have the same kinds of opportunities as every other student.


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