Betsy DeVos is the current Education Secretary of the United States. She is also a highly successfully businesswoman who belongs to the DeVos Family. Her less known achievements include her philanthropy. She joined the platform of Republican Party to begin her political career in 1992. Since then she held various positions in the party and earned a great reputation. She is a strong advocate of the reforms in the education system of the US. It is why her philanthropic activities are focused on education. She is the wife of a successful businessman Dick DeVos who is the eldest son of business tycoon Richard DeVos. In 1989, Betsy and Dick decided to launch their family foundation for philanthropy. Since then Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation is providing funds for different causes including community, arts, justice, leadership, and education. Betsy spent twelve million dollars on philanthropy during 2015 which was five times the money she spent on her political campaigns between 2010 to 2015. Betsy and her husband enjoy the twenty-fourth place on Forbes list of America’s Top Givers.
Loudspeaker Media, Inc. is run by a former CNN anchor Campbell Brown. For the firm, Betsy provided four-hundred-thousand dollars which Brown will use to build a new educational website. The Partnership for Educational Justice is a nonprofit organization that is also run by Campbell Brown, and Betsy DeVos also provided four-hundred-thousand dollars for it. She provided one-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars to The Success Academy Charter Schools, and she provided five-thousand dollars to GREAAT Schools Incorporation which is a nonprofit charter school management company. Not long ago, Betsy visited a Christian school in Michigan named The Potter’s House. She promised funds for the school and later provided two-hundred thousand dollars. A nonprofit organization which is strongly connected to American Federation for Children is the Alliance for School Choice, and it was provided one-hundred-thousand dollars by Betsy DeVos. She also provided fifty thousand dollars to a foundation that strives for education reforms.
Betsy is the Governing Body Member of American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy which is a Washington D.C.-based think tank. She provided seven-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars to the Institute and promised one million dollars for the future. Institute for Justice is a nonprofit and libertarian law firm for which she provided ten-thousand dollars. Betsy gave six-thousand-and-five-hundred dollars to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Incorporation. She also provided five-hundred-thousand dollars to College Park Foundation at the University of Maryland. The University honored Betsy by naming the institute after her and her husband’s name. Men and women receive flight and aircraft maintenance undergraduate certificates from School of Missionary Aviation Technology for which Betsy has provided one-hundred-thousand dollars. Ferris State University and numerous other educational institutions received thousands of dollars as funds from Betsy DeVos.