The Philanthropic Passions of Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is a name that has been synonymous with education reform in America for decades. She is known as a woman who is fiercely committed to bringing about true change in this country’s education system.

She has always been passionate about bringing about change for the good. She began on her path during her time at Calvin College, where she first became politically active. 30 years later, Mrs. DeVos is known by both republicans and democrats as someone that makes change happen. She has worked with numerous political action committees, spearheaded a vast number of campaigns for politicians and has been an integral part of many party organizations. She also served an elite six year term as chairman of Michigan’s Republican Party, where she successfully passed legislation that has benefited Michigan’s educational system.

In her business career, she and her husband founded the Windquest Group to invest in manufacturing, clean energy and to bring adaptation to new technology. She serves as the chairman of that company. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org

Although education is her true passion Betsy DeVos also is known for the great deal of philanthropy work she has done and for the major accomplishments that work has brought about. She serves as chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which serves a wide variety of charitable endeavors. She is also on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Kids Hope USA and the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, among other prominent foundations. She is the chairman of the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children where she puts her passion for school choice to work to bring about active change.

However, aside from the work she does serving in these prominent roles, Betsy DeVos has another cause that is near and dear to her heart. She and her husband work with the Potter’s House Christian School in a low income area of Grand Rapids Michigan. They first attended many years ago when they were looking to choose where their own children would attend school. While they were there, the DeVos’ met parents who were struggling simply to provide adequate nutrition for their children, and could not afford to choose where they sent their children and often struggled to make sure their kids were safe outside of school. The couple decided then and there that because they were blessed enough to be able to send their own children wherever they felt was the best school; they would devote themselves to providing scholarships for children of lower income families to attend Potter’s House Christian school. Since then, their giving has continued to grow and they are now one of the school’s major donors, ensuring it has supplies and equipment needed to help the students excel.

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