The technical knowledge, the quality education that a community has access to opens many doors not only for the nation’s reputation and development but also for their self-interests and dreams as well. Education is one of the most important sectors and rights present in the U.S. Federation law and sometimes it doesn’t receive the proper attention that it deserves.
Betsy DeVos understands the importance of an educational system that encompasses every economic class and every type of family in the U.S. with quality education for everyone. Seems like a utopian dream right? But Betsy DeVos has already made tons of progress in the area, and she is now the newest U.S. secretary of education, leading her nation into a better place for every student in the country. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.
Here’s a brief story of the woman who has been fighting for education for over thirty years now.
The reformer Betsy DeVos is married to Richard “Dick” DeVos, from who she borrowed the last name in marriage. Both make one of the most influential philanthropic couples in America, and they have contributed towards a more stable and better educational system through some different initiatives, funding, and partnerships with foundations.
The couple founded together with the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, where, more importantly, Betsy DeVos has already contributed to many capital charities towards schools and education agencies that were trying to offer quality education for low-income families but could use a little bit of help from people of power. She is the chairman of the foundation and Betsy, and her husband does most of their charities through it.
Besides fighting for education, Betsy Devos also contributes towards other goals that she thinks would do good for the people of the U.S. and the culture of the country, including being part of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and the Mars Hill Bible Church.
Continuing her contributions towards the discipline, she is part of the Kids Hope USA, where she has led committees and helped raise awareness of the educational issue where many parents can’t afford quality education for their children, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, who serves the same purpose of finding solutions for the development of the department.
Betsy is a woman of many talents, having also learned with the school of law, becoming a renowned advocate in the fight for a renovation of the education department called “educational choice movement.” Read her interview with Philanthropy Table.
Betsy and Dick DeVos met each other when they were at the age of high school, and both studied at Potter’s House Christian School, which they would later visit again and again to check how the school was doing regarding students and the quality of education.
There, they realized the harsh reality of many families not being able to put their children in good schools because of their monetary conditions, even though education was a priority. That realization made the couple become one of the most influential philanthropists alive today.