Philanthropy is the benevolent altruism with the intention of increasing the well-being of humankind. Foundations with such intentions are really needed in the current world we are in. One of the world’s philanthropists is Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick. Betsy is a champion in facilitating education reforms. She has been dealing with most schools that need to better the education systems. For years, she has focused on developing a modern education system for scholars.
Elizabeth Dee DeVos was born in January 8, 1958. Her parents, Elsa Prince and Edgar Prince brought her up in Holland, Michigan. Her parents are both Dutch. Betsy went to a private school by the name of Holland Christian High School located in Holland. She then proceeded to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In her college education, Betsy focused on politics and the development of education reforms for her fellow students.
Betsy and Dick have funded their foundation which they started in the year 1989. They have given away tens of millions from there family to the work of philanthropy. In their recent works, they have donated a lot op there finance like in the work they just completed few weeks ago which they funded over $10 million. Their foundation has approved $400,000 in funding for Loudspeaker Media Inc. assisting the former CNN anchor her education site, The 74. The foundation also gave $400’000 to Brown’s nonprofits. She sits on the board of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy. In the year 2015, her family donated $750,000 to the Washington DC’s based think tank. She also approved another $1 million in future funding for it.
The family has also donated $10,000 to the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit libertarian law firm that has funded school choice lawsuit across the country. Betsy and her husband donated $500,000 to the University of Maryland college park foundation. They also gave to Ferris state university, a public school in Michigan, $113,500 donation. Davenport University, a private nonprofitable school in Michigan, also received a donation of $55,000 from Betsy’s family. The foundation also donated to the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts an international airport in the United States, $250,000. Art Prize Grand Rapids$400,000 and the Boy Scout of America $305,000. The X prize Foundation received $1.8 million including a number of Christian, ministries churches and groups. DeVos has been chairing schools in all ways. Her contribution to education cannot be easily matched in any way. She has a clear focus in developing working strategies that can be useful to schools. Betsy commits to improving the lives of most Americans in her education networks. This is one aspect that will carry her works as a brand.
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