Betsy Devos has been involved with politics since her school days at Calvin College. As a student, she became politically active championing in various causes. It’s over 30 years now and she is proud of the party organizations that she has been part of. She has also being involved in political action committees as well as other campaigns. For a period of over six years, Betsy Devos used to work as a chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. During her reign as the chairperson, her husband run for the 2006 gubernatorial seat for the state eventually losing to the Democratic candidate. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.
Since her younger days, Betsy Devos has dedicated her efforts to solving social problems by discovering innovative solutions. Apart from serving as the 11th secretary of the United States, Betsy Devos is also involved with a venture called Windquest Group. It’s through this venture that she has managed to help thousands of Americans. This is a venture that focuses on clean energy. This venture was established in the year 1989 through the help of his friend. Other than this organization, Betsy Devos has sought to change the lives of people through the Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation where she serves as the chairwoman.
In the area of Michigan, Betsy Devos also serves on other boards focused on developing the community. These institutions include the Devos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, the Foundation for Excellence in Education as well as Kids Hope USA and Mars Hill Bible Church. Her dedication in helping children can be seen from her involvement with the Alliance for School Choice and American Federation for Children. Through the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation, Betsy Devos came to the rescue of a former CNN anchor who was launching an education site. She made a contribution of $400,000 to help in the establishment of the Loudspeaker Media Inc.
Other institutions that have benefited from her funds include the Success Academy Charter Schools. In total, the Success Academy received a total of $150,000. The founder of Success Academy Eva Moskowitz said that she was honored to receive the donations from the secretary of education. The Potter’s House in Grand Rapids is another institution that has been funded by Betsy Devos. In total, the institution received $200,000 from Devos. The Alliance for School Choice on their part received a sum of $100,000 from Betsy Devos. This donation may be attributed to the close relationship of the organization with the American Federation for Children. Other than Christian organizations, conservative organizations have also received her funding. Some of these organizations include the American Enterprise for Public Policy, Institute for Justice as well as Intercollege Studies Institute. Ferris State University, Rollins College and Davenport University are some of the institutions that have received her funding.