Giving is a very important part of civic and business related responsibility. Everyone that has the ability to amass large fortunes should be willing to give some of it back to organizations and people in need.
Whether people give their time, resources or finances; everyone (rich and poor alike) should make contributions to something outside of themselves. Betsy Devos understands this truth very well.
Betsy Devos has been giving to a lot of different groups for nearly 30 years. In 2017, President Donald Trump selected her to become the 11th United States Secretary of Education of the United States. This is a very important achievement for Secretary Devos. Being the U.S. Secretary of Education gives her the greater ability to make more meaningful donations in an area of society that she is passionate about.
Betsy Devos is also married to Dick Devos who is a leading Republican Party financier. Devos and her husband had started the Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation back in 1990.
This organization is located in the Grand Rapids area and it provides donations to various groups and causes in Michigan and around the country. They primarily focus their contributions in the area of civic, artistic, religious, educational, community and free-market groups.
Betsy (and her husband) has given nearly $140 million dollars during the course of the organization. Devos is the daughter-in-law of Richard Devos, the former co-founder and leader of Amway. Her contributions with Richard, adds up to over $1.3 billion dollars for over a 30-year period. The other Devos siblings have also made contributions to help reach that dollar amount as well. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.
Many of the institutions that Betsy gives to are education based. She provides funding for many schools because she is very passionate about education. Betsy (and her husband) realizes that education is very important for people changing their economic and life circumstances. She is also deeply religious and believes that schools have replaced the church with its influence on the family.
Some of the receiving organizations of Betsy’s charitable contributions includes West Michigan Aviation Academy, Grand Rapids Christian Schools, University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation, Xprize Foundation and Wake Forest University. Other organizations include Kids Hope USA, New Urban Living and Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan.
Arts funding is a very important aspect of giving for the Devos. They enjoy contributing to various arts related organizations and groups inside of the city of Grand Rapids and around the state of Michigan.
Betsy Devos really enjoys helping the residents of Michigan as well as other American people all over the country. Now that she is the U.S. Secretary of Education, her giving is expected to increase and to become more effective.
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