Betsy DeVos became one of the most talked about personalities in the United States last year when she was inaugurated as the 11th US Secretary of Education. The name of Betsy DeVos was widely popular beforehand as well as she has been at the scene of philanthropy and political campaigns for many a decade.Brought up in a family of entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos has been actively doing philanthropy work and fundraising for political campaigns. She is a project leader and has also been doing business for many years. Over the course of her career, she has been a member of boards, groups, companies, and organizations. She is also one of the founders of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which is in support of the arts and education in America, and more.Since Betsy DeVos became the US Secretary of Education, she has been striving to incorporate many changes in the sector. Betsy DeVos has been a proponent of the voucher system long before it was made popular among the public. She has been introducing the system vigorously around the states.
In terms of philanthropy, Betsy DeVos has been highly active for more than thirty years. Her family foundation was created to strengthen her presence in the scene of philanthropy as well as to make it possible to donate more to different charities and organizations. At the forefront of Betsy Devos’s activities as a philanthropist has mostly been the sector of education. She has been supporting institutions for higher educations for many years, and she is also a member of the boards of some of those institutions. Betsy DeVos has a special place for Christian schools and Christian education groups as well since she attended the Christian school in her home town. Both Betsy DeVos and her husband Richard have been supporters of a dozen of academic institutions.
Betsy DeVos has strong leadership skills. She has been a leader in many fundraising events and other projects from the field of business. Over the years, Betsy DeVos has done fundraising events for political candidates such as George Bush, for example. She has been in support of the Republican party. She served at the post of Chair of the Republican party in Michigan from 1996 to 2000 and then for another couple of years in 2003 to 2005.Among other things, Betsy DeVos is also a famous businesswoman. Entrepreneurialism runs in her blood as her father was an avid entrepreneur, and so was her grandfather. Betsy DeVos was born Elizabeth Prince. For Betsy DeVos, business has not been at the forefront. She is, however, occupying a leading position at a company that her husband created many years ago. The company is called Windquest group, and Betsy is chairman.