Betsy DeVos is a strong American woman who has made significant accomplishments in business, charity, and politics. She is also a renowned education activist and has been striving to ensure the success of charter schools and school vouchers that can allow all children to have a decent education despite their neighborhoods. Betsy is the wife of a millionaire businessman who is known as Dick DeVos. He is the proprietor of the Windquest Group and the former CEO of the Orlando Magic and Amway. In 2016, the net worth of the DeVos family was estimated to be $5.4 billion, and the Forbes Magazine ranked them as the 88th wealthiest family in the United States. Betsy started giving back to the community in 1989. She worked with her husband to form the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, and they have used the organization in facilitating community projects such as education, Christian missions, art, and several political activities.
DeVos has been striving to ensure the success of the Detroit charter school system. Her outstanding work enabled her to get a position on Foundation for Excellence in Education’s board. She also worked at the Acton Institute, the Alliance for School Choice, and All Children Matter PAC. Betsy’s participation in the education sector started when she was acting as a volunteer at the Grand Rapids Public School. Her family donated to the Success Academy Charter Schools and the Christian-based Potter’s House School, to ensure that low-income children have a quality education. Betsy serves Donald Trump’s government as the secretary of education.
The businesswoman has also been taking part in political activities. She got her Michigan Republican Party membership in 1982 and was voted as a delegate in 1986. Her outstanding work enabled her to serve the Republican National Committee in Michigan as from 1992 to 1997. Betsy also won the chairperson position of the Michigan Republican Party in 1996. She has been assisting the party in raising money to support its activities. In 2004, she was among the people who helped in raising money to fund President Bush’s re-election. Mrs. DeVos gave $150,000 million. The Republican Party has received more than $17 million from the Devos Family since 1989. The family supports the party’s ideologies.
Mrs. DeVos has also built a successful business career. She co-chairs the Windquest Group with her husband. The company is renowned for its success in manufacturing, technology, and development of clean energy. Dick and Betsy own shares at Neurocore, and they are also members of its board. Neurocore is a firm that provides outstanding therapies to patients who suffer from depression, autism, and anxiety. The two also own West Michigan Aviation, which is an excelled charter high school.
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