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Betsy DeVos’s Commitment to Charitable Giving Through The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation

For over thirty years Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos has been dedicated to educational reform and to becoming active in politics. She first found her passion for politics during her time at Calvin College. She immediately became active in campus politics and since then has only become more active until she blazed a career that would eventually lead her to becoming the United States Secretary of Education. Prior to that she has led many campaigns and political action committees and even held the position of the Michigan Republican Party’s Chairman for six years. She and her husband founded the Windquest Group, a company that invest in a variety of things like technology and clean energy.

 

Her philosophy in everything she does has been to find creative solutions to social problems, especially in the educational sector. While she clearly does this through her political role as Secretary of Education, she also pursues bringing about change through her philanthropic work and nonprofit roles.

 

She and her husband founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which she chaired. The Foundation was created to better manage her family’s robust giving, which totaled over $11 million dollars last year. The Foundation contributes to organizations that are in line with the couple’s political passions. The company donates to the Success Academy Charter Schools, an organization promoting New York Charter Schools. Betsy DeVos also donated to the Alliance for School Choice, another program she is passionate about.

 

The couple also donated to individual schools, including the Potter’s House School. This is a Christian School in Grand Rapids Michigan that serves many low income families. As part of its offerings, it often provides scholarships to low income families who want to give their children a Christian education. When Betsy and Dick DeVos first visited the school, they were touched by the level of education the Potter’s House was giving children in an inner city area and wanted to do their part to help. They now provide multiple annual scholarships to children from low income families.

 

Betsy DeVos also supports many conservative organizations. She works with the American Enterprise Institute and donated $750,000 to the think tank for the organization.

 

She also served in many leadership positions including the board of the Kennedy Center’s DeVos Institute for the Arts Management, Kids Hope USA and the prestigious Foundation for Excellence in Education. She is passionate about kids having multiple choices in schools and to support that passion from a non-profit position she served as the chair of both the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children.

 

She is striving to make a difference through her politics as well as through the charitable giving that comes from The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation.

 

For updates, follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.



Dick Devos is going to the top of the business ladder

Dick Devos was born in 1955 and is the oldest son of Richard Devos, Sr. Dick Devos father is known as being the cofounder of Amway Corporation. This is a company that is known for being a network sales company and distributes health, household and also personal care products through dealers.

 

In 1974 Devos started working for the Amway Corporation where he held different levels of responsibility in many of the company’s different operating departments. In 1984 Devos went on to become the vice president, in 18 countries, of the company’s operations. It was said that Devos took on this responsibility to gain experience outside of the family firm.

Then in 1989, to be able to start a new business venture, he left the firm.

 

In 1991 Devos went on to be appointed by his father to manage the National Basket Association’s Orlango Magic Basketball franchise. While taking on this role he still stay involved in the management of the Windquest Group. In 1993,a short two years later, he returned back to Amway Corporation as their president. In 2000 Amway Corporation begain restructuring and Devos oversaw it all. The firm was able to expand to well over 50 countries and territories in six different continents thanks to the new structure of Alticor.

 

Devos retired as the president of Alticor,in 2002, to be able to be devoted full time to his private venture. It was in 2006 that he then decided that he wanted to enter into politics and run for governor in the state of Michigan on the Republican ticket. During his running he was believed to be the wealthiest man that has ever ran for governorship of Michigan. It is said that money usually is a big help in political campaigns but in Devos case it seemed to be of very little help. He ended up spending nearly $40 million of his own money on his campaign.

 

Dick Devos ended up marring Elizabeth (Betsie) Prince. She is the daughter of Edgar Prince and is also the founder, owner and president of the Blackwater private security firm, that is located in North Carolina. The two have four children togather named, Rick, Elissa, Andrea and Ryan.

 

In 2017 Betsie Devos went on to be appointed as being the Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration. She is one business lady that plans on continue her career further and further. With Dick Devos help there is no telling where these two will go in the business ladder.



How Does Dick DeVos Multi-Task?

When we grow up, we all take up various responsibilities just to survive. Of all the people I know, no one perfects on liability and duty than Dick DeVos. Although Dick DeVos is always as busy as a bee, he has found a way to perform many tasks within a day with a lot of success. Dick, husband to Betsy DeVos is not only a politician but also a philanthropist and businessman. Dick is a man who has been his secret boss as well as an individual that has worked for others. Since 1984, Mr. DeVos has worked for Amway International, Orlando Magic, Amway, The Thunderbird School of International Management, and the Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan. However, Dick has maintained close connections with The Windquest Group, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Grand Action Committee, Willow Creek Association, and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, all companies that he currently has deep involvements.

 

 

DeVos has for a long time been incredibly passionate about helping others succeed. With the support of his friends and family, Mr. DeVos has been able to initiate many charity programs that empower society. As of 2016, the DeVoses had given $139 million in philanthropy alone, figures that are expected to rise in future. Through the family website, the DeVos family acknowledged to having spent $11.6 million on charity as of 2015. Following in the footsteps of his father, Dick is currently one of the top givers in the United States of America. When you combine Dick’s giving with that of the extended family, you get an impressive amount of more than a billion dollars worth of giving in support of charitable courses.

 

 

However, Dick and Betsy DeVos have been long-time supporters of education in the United States. To this end, a lot of the proceeds that they have given in the form of donations have gone to the education sector. The couple has spent more than $3 million in support of education in the country. For a very long time, Dick has felt that school system has not been very fulfilling to the American citizens, thus his choice to offer support so as to improve quality and capacity. Dick’s philanthropy to education has helped teachers play out their individual roles effectively. Some of the beneficiaries to Mr. DeVos philanthropy include the Rehoboth Christian School, West Michigan Aviation Academy, Potter’s House Christian School, the Alma Mater Northwood University, Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning, Ferris State University, and the Compass College of Cinematic Arts.

 

 

The DeVoses only support institutions that prove to the world that they have what it takes to create talented leaders, and that have shown a sense of accountability on how they run their finances. It is because of Dick and his wife Betsy that the education system in the country has improved.

 

 



Getting to Know Pulier

Eric Pulier is a very good man who believes in bettering our world through different methods of his study. He has high intelligence which came naturally to him through his years of experience. With entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and other fields of study. He was able to build himself up as a leader amongst others. One of Pulier’s most heart-warming efforts in the philanthropy field is The Painted Turtle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Painted Turtle is a camp in which Pulier is the Vice President. The camp in aimed toward children with chronic illness. Pulier has dedicated a lot of time with the children in hopes to make them feel happy and content. His goal is to make them have an amazing camp experience. One of the most notable and almost tear jerking things Pulier has developed his social media platform for kids with special needs. The platform is designed to help the kids communicate with one in other. If that doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will. There simply is nothing you can say that is negative about this guy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           He works with technology to improve the well-being of others. With all of this in mind, you might wonder, is this everything yet? Well, no it’s not. The man is also a good writer. He is notable for his book Understanding Enterprise. The title of the book says it all. To sum up this man in a few words. I’d say he’s the type of person we need more of in this world. A revolutionary master in his field with good intelligence put to a good use!

 



Dick DeVos Cares About People

Betsy DeVos is a well known helper of many causes. She gives of her time, money, and expertise in many charitable areas. Recently Betsy DeVos gave an interview to Philanthropy Roundtable. The interview concerned the topic of education and the various aspects surrounding education that are affecting the children in the educational system.

The interview questions were varied and covered many topics such as home schooling, school vouchers, school choice, and charter schools. Betsy DeVos provided great insight into her feelings related to public education and education reformed. She discussed how the lack of money has a large impact on the quality of education that children receive in poor areas.

Betsy DeVos touched on many issues that affect the educational system. She demonstrated a good understanding of the issues that are affecting the education system, and she offered suggestions on ways that can help solve some of the various issues related to education.

I believe that Betsy DeVos gave a good interview to Philanthropy Roundtable. Her answers were direct and to the point. She provided reasons for her feelings on various topics and issues regarding education. Also, she made her thoughts on education reform clear during the interview.

Dick DeVos is the husband of Betsy DeVos. In the same manner as his wife, Dick DeVos is a champion of many causes. He brings a passion to his efforts regarding a variety of issues. While well known for his business success, Dick DeVos is much more than a businessman. He is a man who cares about the people in his community and beyond his community.

The charitable efforts that Dick DeVos has either headed or helped with are numerous. The efforts range in amount of money or time extended for the efforts but the reason for contributing to the efforts is consistent. Dick DeVos helps because he cares about people.

From assisting on projects to help build a hospital, a medical school, or a convention center to providing scholarships for students in need of financial assistance, Dick DeVos has a sincere passion to serve and help others.

 Dick DeVos  has reached many milestones in his professional career. People have a lot of respect for him because of his professional achievements. However, many people do not realize the help that Dick DeVos has provided to people across a vast array of causes. This help should be commended, and Mr. DeVos should be applauded for his charitable efforts.




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