Betsy DeVos, Disrupts the Status Quo

Elisabeth Betsy DeVos is a lady who has proven to be a leader, an advocate, an innovator, a philanthropist, and a disruptor. She is particularly involved in politics, business and education reform. She also pioneers fights that are geared to remove barriers, create thriving environments, and enact changes. Betsy is married to Dick DeVos with whom they have four children. The couple is also graced with five grandchildren.Betsy DeVos has been at the forefront of the educational reform movement in the U.S. Betsy has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Calvin College in Michigan. While she was still a young single girl, Elizabeth Prince became involved in campus politics at Calvin College where she was elected for many political posts.Ever since then, Betsy has remained active in politics even after her marriage to Dick DeVos. For 35 years, Betsy has led many campaigns in party organizations and political action committees. She was the president of the Michigan Republican Party, where was elected the president four consecutive times.

However, today she mainly focuses on political forums that are related to education reform Betsy DeVos is also very active in business, where she seeks innovative solutions to the social problems in the society. She is the Chairman of the Wind quest Group, which is a private group that invests in technology, clean energy, and manufacturing. She and Dick DeVos, the husband, are the founders of the group. Betsy DeVos also pursues reform using many nonprofit roles. Case in point, she is the chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, where they focus on giving charitable donations to firms and individuals. Betsy is also a leader of many national and local boards such as the Kids Hope USA, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mars Hill Bible Church, and. Betsy is also the chairman of the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children (AFC).

In an interview with Philanthropy Group, Betsy DeVos said that she now more than ever is very enthusiastic about further reform. She said that the private choice programs were expensing in the different states as last year the number of students in the programs grew by 40, 000. She says that people should take note of the high number of students who have realized that the traditional public cases are failing. Mrs. DeVos says that she was inspired by the private programs when she and her husband visited Potter’s House Christian Schools and saw how many parents had sacrificed to take their kids to a school that offered them a safe environment. They were touched by the scene, and they started supporting kids financially in the institution as they noticed the school had a positive impact.

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