Forbes List America’s Top Givers Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is a businesswoman, philanthropist, politician and active activist. As well as the current United States Secretary of Education, Betsy is also a member of the Republican Party. She was Republican National Committeewoman, and served as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. Betsy DeVos is an intelligent lady.

Betsy DeVos also a member of the board of the Foundation of Excellence in Education. She is the daughter-in-law of billionaire Richard DeVos. Her father is the founder of the Prince Corporation. President Donald Trump nominated Betsy to serve as Secretary of Education.

Betsy DeVos grew up in Michigan, her family a billionaire industrialist. Also her family comes from Dutch ancestry, educated from the Holland Christian High School located in her home town. DeVos earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College. She was involved with campus politics. Her family is Michigan’s wealthiest.

For 16 consecutive two year terms she has served for the Michigan Republican Party. “A political pit-bull” the Lansing State Journal described Mrs. DeVos. “A good behind the scenes organizer” editor of the Inside Michigan Politics, Bill Ballenger, called her. DeVos is chairwoman of the Windquest Group, which her and husband founded the company.

Betsy DeVos and her husband are chief investors of Neurocore. Neurocore offers biofeedback therapy for disorders. Betsy is the foundations vice president on the IRS form 990s. The Dick and Betsy Foundation give support to, namely education, community, arts, justice and leadership. The foundation made $11.6 million in charitable contributions, listed as #24 on Forbes List of America’s Top Givers. The DeVos foundation donated to hospitals, health research, arts organizations and Christian schools. Check this related article from nypost.com.

Betsy DeVos served as chairperson and treasurer of the Action Institute. Also she served as chairwoman of the board of Alliance for School Choice, an advocate for the Detroit Charter School system. Betsy and husband also established the Betsy and DeVos Scholars for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Scholarship.

Also membership on the boards of directors of the Advocate for School Choice, the American Education Reform Council, and the Education Freedom Fund, Betsy DeVos was chaired on the boards of Choices for Children and Great Lakes Education Project.

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