Betsy Devos the Reformer

Betsy DeVos has proven time and time again that she is a born leader. She is also a philanthropist and an advocate. Betsy is particularly involved in politics, education reform, business, and she also pioneers many battles geared towards removing social barriers. Many of her battles are also geared to creating favorable environments and enacting change in the society. Betsy is married to Dick DeVos, and together they have four children. They are also blessed with five grandchildren.Betsy Studied at Calvin College in Michigan from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. While in college she was highly involved in campus politics and she was elected to posts of leadership in the institution. Ever since that time, Betsy has never turned back from politics and leadership as she deems them as her God given purpose.

Four times, Betsy DeVos was elected the Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party. She has also held other political posts in the nation despite the current change of interest. Currently, Betsy states that her primary interest is educational reform. She is equally active in business as she seeks for innovative solutions that would transform the society to a better version. Case in point, Betsy, and her Husband Dick founded the Windquest Group back in 1989 where she is still the chairman. The above group focuses on investing in clean energy, technology, and manufacturing ventures that would transform the society. Betsy is also involved in community development, performing many not-for-profit roles. For example, she is the Chairman of the DeVos Family Foundation that focuses on offering charitable donations to many bodies and individuals around the world. She also leads many local and national boards like the Kids Hope U.S.A, Mars Hill Bible Church, and DeVos Institute for Arts Management. Elisabeth Betsy also chairs the American Federation for Children (AFC) and Alliance for School Choice.

In a press interview, Betsy recently confessed that she is very optimistic about the school reforms that are taking place in America. She said that the public school system has failed, resulting in the many private choice programs in American education. In the last year, she reported that the number of students in the program grew by 40, 000. Asked where she drew him inspiration from, Betsy cited the Bishop Jakes owned Potter House Christian School, which she and her husband visited when their kids were small. They noticed the sacrifices that parents made to pay for tuition in school that has safe and habitable environments for their children. The couple noticed that albeit Manu of the parents did don’t have enough money, they were afraid to educate their kids in public institutions. Consequently, the two decided to support poor children in the school and that birthed their need to partner with other similar projects.

Source of the article : http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/01/dick_and_betsy_devos_lift_the.html

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