Education is and has always been a weapon to use when transforming the world. If there is anybody who understands and appreciates this fact more than anybody in the world is Betsy DeVos. For a long time, Besty has been Championing a number of educational reforms and hence the common tag name ‘reformer.’ One of the key things in Betsy transformative agenda is equality in education. Betsy believes that regardless of one’s background, every child ought to have an equal opportunity when it comes to education. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.
Betsy DeVos reformative nature can be attributed to her formative years in school and business. While undertaking her undergraduate studies at the Calvin College, Mrs. Betsy was actively involved in college politics. The college politics rather reignited the reformative spark in Betsy since even after campus she did hold onto the mantle even to her adult life. At least with some experience to it, Betsy has been able to successfully organize party and political reform campaigns for more than 30 years. Unlike in her formative years, Betsy’s gets the most support from her husband to carry out these campaigns. Betsy’s husband, Mr. Dick DeVos is also active in politics and was even a Republican nominee in 2006 contesting the Governorship seat of the state of Michigan.
In addition to being active in politics, the DeVos are also businesspeople. With a transformative mindset, Betsy DeVos applies the same principles when it comes to doing business. Through the businesses they do primarily, the goal is always to help provide positive solutions to people’s problem then followed by profits. Currently, Betsy DeVos serves Windset Group, a company she founded with her husband in 1989 as the Chairperson. Windset Group is a privately held company that deals with issues manufacturing, technology, and clean energy. Dick, Betsy’s husband, on the other hand, is formerly the president of Orlando Magic MBA franchise and Amway.
The DeVos’s have the heart for charity and more so these related to education besides their business ventures. Betsy DeVos, the education reformist, achieves her educational reformative objective through many nonprofit organization she runs. Among the many, Betsy is the is chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Mars Hill Bible Church, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and Kids Hope USA. Through these organizations, Betsy has been known for taking a leading role and voicing her force for the educational needs of the children.
Betsy DeVos is an inspiration and a source of great pride in the education industry. Thanks to her advocacy role in the education sector, we are guaranteed of having a better society sooner than later.
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