One of the most influential women in the United States of America currently is Betsy DeVos. She has been known for many things that she has done, but the most prominent aspect of her activities has been the philanthropy work that Betsy DeVos has been dedicated to for many decades of her life and career.
The most recent, and probably the largest responsibility that Betsy DeVos has ever assumed, is the position of US Secretary of Education. Betsy DeVos was appointed to the important post by the current president of the United States of America over the course of Trump’s mandate. One of the first actions that Betsy DeVos took as the new US Secretary of Education was to introduce the voucher system for private schools. In spite of the fact that the system was met with mixed feelings from the public, the voucher system has been growing in popularity over the past couple of months.
Betsy DeVos spent her early life in the town she was born – Holland, Michigan. She attended a Christian high school and later enrolled to receive her graduate degree in the city of Grand Rapids, also in the state of Michigan. The maiden name of Betsy DeVos is Elizabeth Prince. The Prince family is a very influential one. Most of the members of the Prince bloodline have been involved in business, finance, and entrepreneurship. Edgar Prince, Betsy’s father, founded the giant Prince Corporation selling car parts. Most of the Prince family members are also philanthropists. Betsy’s parents – Edgar and Elsa Prince, have been dedicated philanthropists for many a decade. They have made billions of dollars in donations to all kinds of charities.
Over the course of her career, Betsy DeVs has done a lot for a vast number of institutions especially schools and universities and colleges. Education has always been the in focus regarding her philanthropy work. Betsy DeVos is also serving on a few school boards.
Along with her other responsibilities, Betsy DeVos is also a businesswoman. She is working at a few leadership positions including the Windquest Group and the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation. The Windquest Group was founded by her husband – Richard “Dick” DeVos and the Family Foundation was established by the couple almost twenty years ago.
Richard and Betsy DeVos have been making up one of the most influential couples in the United States of America. Both of them have invested millions of dollars in donations as individuals. At the same time, The Dick and Betsy Family Foundation has also been making generous donations. The couple of Richard and Betsy has actively invested their contributions in the education sector, but they have also been supporting the Republican political party. Read more articles at MLive about Betsy.