Betsy DeVos Seeks New Ways Of Using Philanthropy To Help As Many As Possible

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Education, Philanthropy, US Politics | Posted on 27-02-2017

I first became aware of Betsy DeVos through her work as an activist for the education reform movement who have been traveling across the U.S. seeking to establish a range of new programs in different areas of school choice, vouchers and charter schools. The charter school campaigns have been a major part of the work of Betsy DeVos who has not only fought to establish and maintain the Detroit Charter School system, but also established the West Michigan Aviation Academy that provides a simple and effective way of educating young people from a range of backgrounds about the aviation industry; a secondary advantage of this form of school is the fact the local area of Grand Rapids will become a hub for the aviation industry in the region.

One of the greatest aspects of the work Mrs. DeVos that I feel is important has been completing in recent years is her attempt to develop a greater understanding of the school voucher systems she has championed for a number of decades. One of the main areas the newly installed Secretary of Education for the U.S. has hoped to change attitudes is in the way the public school system is operated, including a dedication to children instead of the unions that have a major say in how the youth of the U.S. are educated.

Read more: http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/interview_with_betsy_devos

In the Grand Rapids area of Michigan, Betsy DeVos is well known for her dedication to the local community in many different forms. Alongside her husband Dick, the Calvin College educated daughter of industrialist Edward Prince has impressed me by playing a major role in making sure the local community across the state of Michigan have access to arts and education based opportunities to better every aspect of the state. Betsy DeVos served on the board of the Kennedy Center for the Arts under then President George W. Bush and used her role to make sure Michigan was given an arts based program that includes the ArtsPrize voted on by members of the public.

Alongside her work in education and as a philanthropist, which has seen she and her husband provide more than $11 million in support to different charitable groups in 2015 alone, Mrs. DeVos has also looked to develop her business career as an investor with The Windquest Group. I believe the interests of Betsy DeVos show her progressive approach to all aspects of life as she has not only looked to create a number of business opportunities in Michigan, but also found ways of backing new technologies such as boxed water supplies and green energy technologies. Follow Betsy on Twitter

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