Betsy DeVos is the nominee of Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the US senate as the 11th U.S. Secretary of education. She had done much in the field related to education and philanthropism prior to her nomination and appointment.DeVos is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College, Grand Rapid Michigan. Besides, she married to Dick DeVos, an entrepreneur, community activist, and philanthropist. They are blessed with four children and six grandchildren.The secretary DeVos for nearly three decades she has been involved educational policies that advocate for children and as a voice to parents. She works tirelessly to ensure that reforms are in place to favor the underserved children access quality education.Her interest in education was ignited from her childhood by her public school teacher. She realized that not all children in America get access to equal and great education. She as well saw the great work the leaders in her location were doing and she too endeavored to advance it.
She worked for 15 years as an in school mentor in the Grand Rapids public school in Michigan for at risk children. In this, her interactions with teachers, families, and students changed her perspective forever in the issues concerning education.DeVos also has served as a chairperson of the Windquest Group that is an enterprise and investment firm. She has also served on numerous local and national charitable, and civic organizations that include Kida Hope USA, Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts, Mass Hill Bible Church, Kendall College Art and Design and ArtPrize.Having looked at the above secretary DeVos’s profile, let us now get into the details of her philanthropic involvements; Through her efforts in educational reforms, she has made people have different view concerning the public schools. The reforms such as educational vouchers, tax credits, and educational savings accounts have enabled many to achieve the education.
DeVos has invested her resources and energies in the Potter’s House Christian School for more than 30 years. In this, she has been able to support children from less privileged homes that could not have had an opportunity to study and complete their education.She with the help of her husband Dick established a Scholarship Fund when he was working with the State of Board of Education in Michigan, 1990, that favored the needy students who could not access the basic education. Many students got the right opportunity they deserved to study.DeVos served on two charity boards, the American Education Reforms and Children First America that worked to expand educational choices through tax credits and Vouchers. DeVos and her husband were involved in the passing of Michigan’s first charter school Bill in the year 1993.Secretary DeVos can be regarded as the 21st-century philanthropic heroine because of her efforts to champion for the educational reforms.