According to a recent interview conducted by Philanthropy magazine on the issue of spring in 2013, Betsy DeVos is a reformer and philanthropist who undertook her college vocation at Holland Christian Schools. She was active in campus politics and worked in several political organizations for over 30 years. Betsy DeVos worked in several party organizations including political committees. She served as the chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party. Betsy DeVos expertise is linked to her family, which is prominently known for reformations. In 2006, Betsy DeVos husband, Dick DeVos, was appointed as the Republican nominee for the post of a Governor in Michigan.
Betsy and Dick DeVos commit to providing innovative solutions to social issues. Betsy is the chairperson of Windquest Group, a private multi-firm that operates through a group that invests in innovative machinery, manufacturing, and clean energy. Betsy founded the company in partnership with Dick DeVos in 1989. Before joining Amway, Dick used to work at Orlando Magic, which is an NBA charter. Betsy DeVos seeks reforms through various nonprofit organizations. She is the chairperson of her family’s foundation, Dick and Betsy Family Foundation. Her charitable efforts spread across several humanitarian agencies such Kids Hope the USA, Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Mars Hill Bible.
During her interview with Philanthropy magazine, Betsy DeVos explained her roles and impact on education systems. According to Betsy, there is hope in the current school system which has over 250,000 students in 33 public schools. The reformation program is becoming common even in private schools with over 17 States enrolling in the program. In 2012, Betsy and Dick expanded the restoration of educational reform program in Virginia, New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Arizona, and Pennsylvania. In 2011, the state of Indiana implemented a new statewide voucher program, which has enrolled over 10,000 students.
Dick and Betsy DeVos started their education reformation programs after visiting the Potter’s House Christian School. While at school, the couple met parents who worked hard at creating a conducive learning environment for their children. Dick and Betsy frequented the Potter House and established a reformation program to chip in the sacrifices of the parents as they struggled to pay tuition fees.
About Dick Devos
Dick DeVos was born on 21 October 1955. He is an entrepreneur and a successful son of Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway. DeVos was the chief executive officer of Amway between 1993 and 2002. He went to Forest Hills public school and later joined Northwood University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration.