Betsy DeVos has been involved in politics for thirty years. She has been the leader in party organizations, campaigns and political action committees. She has searched for solutions to social problems and is active in nonprofit causes. She serves on numerous local and national charitable boards.
Betsy DeVos is an advocate for educational choice, voucher programs, educational savings accounts and tax credits. She has helped low income families in Grand Rapids provide their children with a safe atmosphere for their education. Ms. DeVos and her husband significantly support the Potter House because they believe in helping children achieve an education that will provide them with a good future. She founded a foundation that provided scholarships to families with low incomes in desperate need of the assistance. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com
Betsy DeVos became involved in the movement for educational choice in the 1990’s with the American Education Reform Council and Children First America. She was working towards expanding educational choice with the use of tax credits and vouchers. She was involved in passing the first charter school bill in Michigan in 1993.
Betsy DeVos began a committee in Michigan for political action known as the Great Lakes Education Project. The purpose of the committee was the promotion of educational reform by expanding Michigan’s charter schools. She has educated potential legislators, helped get them elected and helped in the creation and passing of legislation to promote educational choice.
Betsy DeVos has proven herself as a leader, an advocate, an innovator and a disruptor. She has been one of the principle pioneers in politics, business and education in the fight to enact change, remove barriers and create positive environments where individuals can grow and thrive. She was formerly with the Windquest Group as their Chairman. The group is a private management and investment firm based out of Michigan with a diversified service portfolio and consumer product.
Betsy has been an active politician for well over 35 years and the Michigan Republican Party elected her as their chairman four times. She has held multiple roles in leadership with campaigns, political action committees and party organizations. Her current efforts are focused on the advancement of educational and school choice.
Betsy DeVos has remained active within her community. She was the former chair for The Philanthropy Roundtable and American Federation for Children board of directors. She has served on quite a few local and national boards including the Foundation for Excellence in Education, ArtPrize, the DeVos Institute for Arts Management located at the University of Maryland and the American Enterprise Institute. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.
Betsy DeVos attended and graduated from Holland Christian High School. She attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her husband is community activist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Dick DeVos. The couple has four children and five grandchildren.