Betsy DeVos, Dick DeVos’ wife, is a graduate of the Calvin College and an active reformer. In campus, she actively participated in school politics. Betsy has over the past 30 years in planning for political action committees, campaigns, and party organizations. She also served as Michigan Republican Party’s chairperson. Her husband is also an active reformer. He was the Governor of Michigan nominee under the Republican Party. The primary entrepreneurship objective of the couple is to devise suitable solutions to the increasing social problems.
Betsy is the current chairperson of a company that focuses on clean energy, manufacturing, and technology investments. The company is known as the Windquest Group, which she founded in partnership with Dick back in 1989. Besides business, Betsy chairs the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. She has sat on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education as well as Mars Hill Bible Church.
Mrs. DeVos is renowned for her sheer advocacy for a movement known as educational choice. The movement has helped 250,000 students who are currently enrolled in 33 private-choice and public-funded programs. The students are also from 17 states of the U.S. When asked about her motivation for supporting school-going children, Betsy said that she mainly wanted to help children from low-income families to acquire quality education.
The Charity work and business career of Dick DeVos
His father, Richard DeVos was the co-founder of Amway. He has held the CEO position at Amway for nine years and he was mainly in charge of consumer goods distribution.
According to the Forbes Magazine, DeVos is the 67th wealthiest American with $5.1 billion net worth. Dick acquired a Business Administration degree from the distinguished Northwood University where he is also a notable alumnus. In addition, he received honorary doctorates from the Central Michigan University as well as the Grove City College. Concerning philanthropy, Dick is the President of a foundation based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that has donated many cash to educational, artistic, religious, and civic organizations. The foundation is popularly known as the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Some of its grantees include Potter’s House, the Hugh Michael Beahan Foundation, and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.