Betsy DeVos` a women who believes in change, was born on January 8,1958 to the parents of Edgar and Elsa Prince in Holland, Michigan. Edgar Prince, her father, was an industrialist billionaire of the company Prince Corporation that supplied automobile parts. DeVos` education had begun at the Holland Christian High School, where she transitioned to the Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the Calvin College, she attained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics. Betty is married to Dick DeVos` the son of billionaire co-founder of Amway, Richard DeVos` and together they have four grown children Rick, Elissa, Andrea, and Ryan. DeVos` is currently a member of the Republican Party. Formerly, she was a member of the Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan from 1992-1997. She also served as the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party.
The work that I have seen DeVos` do has certainly being inspiring as well as fulfilling. The fact that she puts God first in her work is admiring. DeVos` has been a philanthropist for many years and continues to do her work for the service of God. In 1989, her family started the Dick and Betsy DeVos` Family Foundation. The foundations that they have built on faith can encourage us to be brave in the work that we do. It takes a strong woman who has faith to fight for what they believe in. Betsy DeVos is an example of brilliance and determination. If we all had her strong will and faith there will be not limit to what we can do. As of 2015, their foundation made over 11 million in contributions. The DeVos` foundation have contributed an exceeding amount of money to hospitals, art organizations, Christian schools, evangelical missions, and so much more. Numerous organizations have received funds from the foundations such as the Center for Individual Rights and the Right to Life Michigan Educational Fund. Betsy DeVos` was on the board of directors for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2004 where she was appointed by President Bush. Since she has left the Kennedy Center she has donated over 20 million to continue the performing arts. The best thing about Betsy is that she wants the children of America to have a chance. The devotion she has of being a philanthropist of education can be enlightening and the example of pure love. DeVos` has been an active participation in education has lead her and Dick trips to the Potters House Christian School. In this moment DeVos` was awaken with a spark to change education. In my opinion, education is an important factor in our world today. Children in developing countries do not always get the chance to learn and it is endearing to see DeVo`s take a stand. In the 1990s, DeVos` was on the boards of Children First American and the American Education Reform Council. These charities were focused on expanding the choice of education through vouchers and tax credit. In 1993, she and Dick contributed to the passing of Michigan’s first chart school bill. Currently, DeVos` serves as the 11th secretary of education. Check this article from New York Post.
There are many things that people can do to make their lives better but there are some people who simply do not have these opportunities. For people who live their lives below the poverty line, changes to their life is sometimes not possible and something that they have to deal with no matter what they have going on. Thanks to the options that are available from Betsy DeVos and the foundation that her family runs, though, these people are now able to get exactly what they need out of life and change the destiny that they have toward making their own lives better. It is something that is going to be much better for different people in the situations that they are in. It is also something that is going to change the way that things are done for people who are poor and cannot afford a great education.
In the past, there were many people who wanted to focus on higher education. Even the secretary of education wanted to show people that they could do better with a higher education. This was great for most people but it didn’t matter for the children who were not even able to get to the secondary part of their education. For many families living in poverty, this was a reality that they had to deal with regularly thanks to the issues that came along with poverty. Betsy DeVos knew that focusing on higher education was great but focusing on the basics of education was even better.
Through the foundation that Betsy DeVos created with her family, she was able to help create options for people who previously had none. This was something that made things better for those who were living in poverty and those who did not have those options before then. She wanted to show them that their lives would be so much better if they could get the right education. This didn’t mean trying to improve bad choices with public schools or working to make them “better.” It simply meant that she wanted to make sure that things would work better in different situations if people could get what they needed from educational sources aside from public schools.
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It can sometimes be hard to get things done the right way for families who are poor but Betsy DeVos knows the right way to do it. She wanted to show people that things would be different if they were able to get more options out of the things that they were doing. She also wanted to be able help people were poor. All of this led her to the secretary of education position where she is now able to help many more people out. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table.
It appears that good times are back again, ladies and gentleman, and it comes in the form of George Soros. Not so long ago, Mr. Soros decreased his efforts to support many Democratic causes, but he is back with a sweet, vengeance. Yes, Mr. George Soros, the grandiose billionaire who has been a pillar of democratic causes for quite some time. For those who aren’t familiar with extreme politics, George Soros is the 85-year old Hungarian-born, New Yorker who has donated tens of millions for many Democratic causes, much to the chagrin of conservatives. According to Politico, the emergence of President Trump has made Mr. Soros more engaged than he’s been in many years. But to be fair, Mr. Soros’ generous giving haven’t been simply to squelch the negative aftermath of the newly elected, Donald Trump. He has also donated to other causes that would increase the rights of Americans everywhere. One such donation was the $5 million dollar donation to a nonprofit that battling the infringement of voter rights.
In an article on discoverthenetworks.org, George Soros’ philanthropic journey started as early as 1979. By 1984, Mr. Soros began to open his philanthropic wings by creating the first Open Society Foundation. The Open Society Foundation was inspired by Karl Popper, an advocate of creating freedom and liberation of democracies around the world. It is because of this premise that Mr. Soros shared with Mr. Topper, he allowed the creation of several of these foundations over time. Mr. George Soros is passionate about this brand because it has been said that he believes that America, if left to its basic instincts, has the ability to be an “oppressive” nation. But through this foundation, Mr. Soros has been able to donate money into various organizations that promote the common good in American values.
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In essence, Mr. Soros has used his considerable assets to not just American causes but to causes for international, humanitarian efforts, as well. Such instances would include a donation of over $13 billion dollars over a span of 30 years to help in the fight for human rights around the world and in the building of democracies in Eastern Europe. In his book, The Alchemy of Finance, it was noted that Soros admitted to having “an exaggerated view of self-importance” and many of us do not agree with that assessment. Mr. Soros, sir, you ARE very, important to many of us. You are an integral part of the Democratic movement and we are happy you are on our side.
Dick and Betsy DeVos have been known as some of the biggest philanthropists in the United States. They have contributed a total of $139 million over the course of their lives. As the Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy DeVos has made a number of contributions to Republican candidates who favor school choice. With her contributions, Betsy has been able to promote the opportunity for parents and students to choose where they attend school. As a result, they will likely be in better position to get the quality education that they seek. A considerable amount of funds have been funneled through her and husband Dick’s charitable organization.
In the year 2015, the DeVoses donated a total of 11.6 million to charitable causes according to the Dick and Betsy Foundation’s website. This amount is double the $5.3 million they donated for political campaigns during the last five years. The couple is among the top political donors for the Republican Party. The family has been very active in politics since Dick Devos’ dad was making contributions. Dick’s dad Rich DeVos and his four children have donated a total of $104 million in 2015 which enabled them to be named among America’s Top Givers according to Forbes.
While the DeVos family has provided a considerable amount of funds to a number of charitable causes, education is usually among the most common. Dick and Betsy have donated $3 million in education causes in 2015 which makes up about one quarter of their total donations. Along with donating millions of dollars to education, they also gave $357,000 to a number of groups who support education as well. The couple has donated a lot of money on education because they want to make it better than it already is. With better quality education available, a number of people will be in better position to reach a number of their goals.
Dick DeVos is one of the most successful business people in North America. He has had a very long career managing and running one of the top direct sales companies in the world. DeVos spent many years working at Amway where he helped make it the most successful companies in the field. As well as being a highly successful executive, DeVos has also been involved in professional sports. At one time, DeVos owned the Orlando Magic basketball team. Along with being a successful businessperson, Dick has also participated in a number of charitable activities as well. On a regular basis, Dick offers contributions to fine arts organizations, education and business development. As a result, Dick DeVos has been known as not only a high achiever in business, but also someone who has given a lot back to his community as well.