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Philanthropist and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

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The charitable impact of Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos has been extending over the past couple of decades as she has dedicated a large part of her life to her philanthropy work. The name Betsy DeVos has been a signifier of political contributor, a philanthropist, a businesswoman, a leader, to name a few.

Over the course of her philanthropy career, Betsy DeVos has directed millions of dollars to a vast number of charities and political campaigns. Betsy DeVos has been predominantly supporting academic institutions as she is a strong proponent of the education in the United States of America. She has been donating to schools and universities as well as to Christian schools and other Christian education groups. In terms of contributing to political campaigns, over the years Betsy DeVos has donated nearly $20 million to Republic parties and matters. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com

Up to date, Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos is a member of the American Foundation for Excellence in Education. In terms of business, Betsy DeVos is occupying the position of chairman of the board of her husband’s company Windquest which is dedicated to storage solutions. Betsy DeVos is also co-founder and leader of the charity foundation that she and her husband created more than a decade ago in 1989 – the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.

In more recent news, Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos has been appointed by the current US President to act as the US Secretary of Education over the course of his mandate. Betsy DeVos immediately jumped to action and began to energetically enforce across the United States voucher programs and other reforms.

Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos is originally from Holland, Michigan. Her parents – Edgar and Elsa Prince, are business people and philanthropists. He father is an owner of a large corporation. The Prince family line has been doing philanthropy for many generations. Edgar and Elsa Prince have donated billions in their lifetimes. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.

Richard “Dick” DeVos – Betsy’s husband -is a businessman who has had many decades of professional experience. He has worked at a large number of companies over the years and he has also founded a company while working as chief executive officer and president of the family company. Richard “Dick” DeVos established the company f Windquest in the industry of storage solutions a few decades ago. The company is still operating and so is the DeVos family company which Richard DeVos is a leader is of. Richard “Dick” DeVos has been dedicated to charity work for many years as well. He has donated millions individually as well as through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation together with his wife Betsy DeVos. Richard “Dick” DeVos is also a political contributor to the Republican party and has some experience in politics as well.