In a day and age where girls have an abundant of depraved “role-models” who promote free sex, broken families, drug use, Twitter Wars, backstabbing, homosexuality, and transgenderism, it is good to see a woman who stands for the conservative values that hold this country together. That woman is Betsy DeVos, and she serves as an example to all the girls in America.
Betsy was born on January 8, 1958, in Holland, Michigan. When she graduated middle school, she would go to attend Holland Christian High School. It was here that she would gain a passion for Christian education which would show later on in her life. After graduating high school, Betsy would attend Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From here, she would graduate in 1979 with a degree in business economics. This strong foundation of Christianity and Economics would serve her well in her political career.
Betsy, like her family before her, would become a member of the Republican Party. She served as the Republican National Committeewoman for the state of Michigan from 1992 to 1997. She would also serve as the Chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1996 to 2000. She served so well in this role; the party re-elected her to this position in 2003. During the Bush Administration, she served as the finance chairperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Apart from the offices mentioned above, she served as a member of the board “Alliance for School Choice.” She was head of the All Children Matter PAC. Her legacy would be her support for school choice, school vouchers, and charter schools. This combination of experience and passion would put her as President Trump’s first choice to serve in his cabinet as the United States Secretary of Education.
While her work in politics is admirable, it is nothing compared from her charitable giving. Ever being the philanthropist, she served as the Vice President for The Prince Foundation which was set up by her mother and father. However, she is more widely known for her part in the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which she co-founded.
The Christian faith drives the decisions made at the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation is centered in cultivating leadership and transforming this country in the five critical areas of education, community, arts, justice, and leadership.
The DeVos Foundation gave $11.6 million in 2015 to charitable organizations that support these five key areas. This donation brought the DeVos total contributions over the years to $139 million. Once this occurred, Forbes ranked them as #24 in their list of America’s top givers.
The DeVos Foundation can stand proud knowing they donated to hospitals, Christian schools, and think tanks.
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