We all know her for her generous and giving heart, successful businesses, firm advocacy for education and her latest nomination as the secretary of education. Elisabeth Betsy DeVos is a household name in the United States. DeVos was born in Holland Michigan and daughter to the industrialist billionaire Edgar Prince and Elsa Prince. She was enrolled to Holland Christian High School and later attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids and graduated the school with a degree in business administration and political science. In college, she was a fierce leader who was involved in politics in campus. Since in college, she was always intrigued in politics which played a huge role in the leader she is today. DeVos has been a republican since 1982 during this time she had a duty as a local delegate. Between the years 1992 and 1997, she served as a Republican National Committeewoman in Michigan, and was promoted to the chairwoman of the committee in 1996 and served through 2000.
In 2004, she single-handedly raised $150,000 in support of former president Bush re-election. She has been described as being one of the best organizers of fundraisers and also a strong believer in the issues that are raised and fought for by Republicans. She and her family have been known to donate more than $17 million dollars to Republican presidential candidates for several decades. Besides political philanthropy, DeVos is a great business woman and a strategic investor as well. Together with her husband they founded and run the Windquest Group. The privately held company is a huge investor in technology and clean energy ventures. The couple is also a huge investor in Neurocore. Neurocore is an institution that offers therapy treatments for depression, autism. Anxiety and other disorders.
DeVos and her family have been acclaimed and celebrated for their charity and philanthropic ventures that are extensive and gone beyond. Together with her husband, they launched the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation that is based in Grand Rapids Michigan. One of their strong pursuit is in donating for school choice. DBDVfoundation.Org support the West Michigan Aviation Academy, an institution they founded in 2010. The foundation also supports Education Freedom Fund, a Christian school that offers scholarships for students who are not financially stable that can’t afford to pay for private schools. The foundation goes farther to support the American Federation for Children, schools supported by Potter’s House, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Betsy DeVos is famously known for her firm beliefs in education. Through her leadership and her philanthropic ventures, she hopes that more students will get the opportunity to learn and get a better education. She believes that through education, we are going to eradicate poverty in many parts of the country.