Education Secretary Betsy DeVos makes sure you feel extremely lucky if your cause happens to be her cause too. As one of the most generous women in America, Mrs. DeVos has made a record of giving away millions of dollars to various charities and organizations. Her family has donated largely towards the education sector and engineered policies for the betterment of it.
It’s the reason why President Donald Trump gave her a position in his cabinet. She has fully committed to improving the quality of education, and in fact, has sent many children to schools in which their families can’t afford.
She has associated herself with the most important organizations in education, including the American Federation for Children (AFC). Through the years, AFC has supported American students to have an education of their choice and gave them a chance to bring them closer to their future careers.
Being the secretary of education, Mrs. DeVos has furthered pushed for better policies in order to make it possible for children to attend a school of their choice. This liberty will help them shape their careers and achieve it, the philanthropist believes. She is also a huge supporter of Kids Hope USA, a non-profit organization that arranges mentoring relationships among schools and churches.
Mrs. DeVos has accomplished a lot, all thanks to her influence and knowledge. Together with her husband Dick DeVos, her accomplishments have taken heights. The couple founded the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, the non-profit organization that funnels all their philanthropic initiatives. Mrs. DeVos also pushed for the expansion of charter schools and vouchers to make it possible for many students to use public funding to pay for private schools.
But it doesn’t stop there. Apart from her work in education, the DeVoses have also donated money to many different organizations, which have amounted to about $14 million as reported by The New York Times.
You’d think Philanthropy is enough — Mrs. DeVos there’s a lot more work to be done. Her experience in holding various positions as a Republic made it all possible to enter politics, with an aim to improve the quality of education in America and grant more scholarships to financially struggling students.
The DeVos Family Foundation remains consistent in supporting many organizations in a wide range of fields, including art, education, politics, and medical research. The couple also founded the Windquest Group, a firm that invests in technology and manufacturing.
To learn more, visit www.betsydevos.com.