Betsy DeVos is a prominent leader, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. She has played a crucial role in creating a conducive environment for people to progress. DeVos has been in politics for more than 35 years and has used the platform to advance the education sector. She is the current US Secretary of Education.
Betsy is a distinguished entrepreneur. In 1989, she co-founded an enterprise and investment management company called Windquest Group with her husband, Dick DeVos. Her hard work and smart decision-making skills saw the company become a huge success. It has holdings several areas such as manufacturing, energy and technology. Betsy’s success also stems from her tendency to look for inventive solutions to social problems. Betsy’s political career started in 1982, and she has been a party delegate for Michigan Republican Party since 1986. She is a staunch campaigner and fundraiser for the Republican Party. Betsy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Passion for Education
Betsy’s interest in education started when she was still young, with influence her mother, who was a public school teacher. On realizing that not all students in America are guaranteed equal chances to good education, she worked hard to ensure that students and parents get better education choices. DeVos was an in-school mentor in Michigan public schools for 15 years, and that experience has changed her view on education ever since. She is a dedicated advocate for policies that help underprivileged children access quality education as well as a voice for parents.
Betsy seeks reforms through charitable causes and non-profit activities. When her children were young and in school, she visited the Potter’s House Christian School with her husband. The children that attend the school are mostly from disadvantaged families. They met the parents and were impressed by how eager the parents were to provide a safe a and lovely environment for their children. Betsy and her husband started helping individual children at the school by paying for their tuition, and they still do to date. Betsy has been supporting kids from low-income families in many schools across the U.S by offering them scholarships so that they can attend the school of their choice. Through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, she has touched many children’s and parents’ lives. She is a board member in several foundations and movements such as Foundation for Excellence in Education, Kids Hope USA, DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and Mars Hill Bible Church among others.Betsy DeVos is indisputably a charismatic leader and a great inspiration to many. She continues to make a significant impact on the education sector. Betsy has touched many lives through her charitable deeds.