Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


May 09, 2017

Amazing Achievements of Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is a well-known leader, disruptor, innovator and an advocate. Betsy has been in the forefront in fighting to get rid of barriers and in the creation of a conducive environment where people are given equal opportunity to thrive.

Betsy DeVos has served as the former chairman of the Windquest Group. The group is an investment firm that is privately owned. It has its headquarters in Michigan, and it provides diversified consumer products and service portfolio.

Betsy DeVos has been participating in politics for more than three decades. She was once elected as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for four years. Betsy DeVos has worked in various leadership positions in numerous organizations, campaigns and political committees.

Nowadays Betsy DeVos efforts are geared toward the advancement of political choices. Betsy is also an enthusiastic member of her community. She has served as the chair of the federation for children and also the philanthropy roundtable board. She has served on other local and national boards such as the American Enterprise Institute, ArtPrize, and foundation for excellence and institute for arts that is based at the University of Maryland.

As a graduate of the Holland high school, Betsy DeVos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. The degree she obtained from the Calvin College, which is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Betsy DeVos is married to a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a community activist known as Dick DeVos. Together they are blessed with four children. They have five grandchildren. DeVos has also served as the head of the Alliance for School Choice. Over the years, DeVos family has made available millions of dollars in the form of funding for various organizations.

Learn more: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/31/512507538/under-devos-heres-how-school-choice-might-work

Betsy DeVos, in the 1990s, she worked on the board of the children first America. The group’s goal is to expand the choices in school through tax credit and vouchers. DeVos family had worked hard to ensure the successful passage of charter school bill in 1993. They later started the political action committee, which is an education project aimed at championing the charter schools.

The couple has launched an annual scholarship, which is a free enterprise and also entrepreneurship scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the students who earn BBA in the Northwood University. The DeVos Foundation funds numerous organizations such as the Institute of Justice, Acton Institute, Individual Rights Center and pregnancy resource Centre. Read more news on Cleveland.com.