In the world today, there are very few politicians and business innovators who are actively involved in charity. Betsy DeVos is an exemplary American icon. Other than politics and business, Betsy name is regularly mentioned in the world of philanthropy. She is widely known for her generous donations especially to education and social programs.
Betsy Charity Deeds
Betsy and her husband Dick DeVos founded Dick & Betsy Foundation. Betsy chairs the foundation programs and there are many education and Christian organization under its rank. In 2015, Betsy through her foundation gave out a total of $3.2 million grants to a number of organizations. Here are some of the allocations of the grants:
- $400,000 to Loudspeaker Media to help Campbell Brown, former CNN anchor, to launch an education site.
- $150,000 to Success Academy to help in the schools running
- $5,000 to GREAAT Schools
- $200,000 to Potters House Christian School
- $100,000 to Alliance for School Choice
- $50,000 to the Foundation for Excellence in Education
- $750,000 to American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
- $10,000 to Institute for Justice
- $6,500 to intercollegiate Studies Institute
Betsy has also worked in a number of charity and social organizations such as the American Federation for Children, Art Prize, and the Philanthropy Roundtable. In the organizations, she is known to be an effective leader and innovator.
Betsy Background Information
Betsy is a former student of Holland Christian High School and she has a Bachelor Arts degree from Calvin College. She is married to Dick DeVos and they have four children. For more than three decades, Betsy has led a number of political and social campaigns in America. She is a former chairperson of the Republican Party in Michigan. Business-wise, Betsy is a former chair of the Windquest Group, a company she founded with Dick. Overall, Elizabeth DeVos is a celebrated politician, advocate, innovator, and philanthropist.
Generally, Betsy has been active in the political forums in Michigan and her contributions are known to promote reforms throughout America. Her love for Charity, especially relating to children and education is very inspiring.
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