Betsy DeVos: A Successful Businesswoman, Philanthropist and Government Official

Betsy DeVos is a successful businesswoman who is being respected in her chosen field. She came from an influential family, and she married Dick DeVos, a successful businessman from the DeVos clan, one of the richest families in the United States. She was chosen by President Donald Trump to become the 11th United States Secretary of Education, but her appointment almost did not push through because of the 50-50 vote that she got from the senate. The vice president of the United States has to step up and break the tie in favor of her, and according to historians, this was the first time in the history of the United States that a vice president has to break a tie for a cabinet appointee. Betsy DeVos is known for her programs which assist poor children who wanted to go to school. She is hoping that through her appointment as one of the administration’s cabinet secretaries, her dream of providing free education to everyone from elementary to college will come true. For now, Betsy DeVos is busy giving out school vouchers to less fortunate children, and she is also lobbying for the enactment of a law which supports the freedom of school choice.

 

Betsy DeVos is one of the most prominent figures in the state of Michigan who helps the local people in need. She established a foundation with her husband, called the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation as early as 1989, and they are using their money to send poor but deserving students to school. Through the years that the foundation is operating, Betsy Devos managed to help thousands of children to go to school. Poor parents thanked her for giving out school vouchers that helped them send their children to the school of their choice. Betsy DeVos is grateful that she and her husband are instrumental to the success of others. Aside from school vouchers, Betsy DeVos also wanted to push the freedom of school choice because she believes that everyone should have a chance to go any school that they want.

 

Betsy DeVos is also a philanthropist, being able to give millions of dollars to charities, foundations, and civic centers. She and her husband are also giving out millions of dollars to fund researches, schools, hospitals, missionary works and museums. Because of their generosity, they are recognized by one of the most prominent American business magazine as one of the top givers in the United States, being at the 24th place. Betsy DeVos stated that they will continue helping those who needed their assistance, and they will keep on promoting a conservative way of life, supporting Christian schools and missionaries. Betsy DeVos added that she will do her best to improve the American educational system.

 

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