There is a name that you’ll want to remember in terms of active political philanthropists, and that name is Betsy DeVos. She has been a top political campaigner as well as a community organizer for more than 35 years and does not stop loving her job for one day. In her three decades of faithful service, she and her husband have traveled the world to support numerous causes and efforts to restore America and eventually the world.
Betsy and Dick have donated billions of dollars to top Republican candidates running for U.S. offices; ones that they believe will help this country in every way possible and only have its best in mind. Ever since she graduated high school, Betsy has had a passion for learning to fund and give back to numerous charity organizations. What she did not know is that she would later meet her husband Dick, who is also a fellow philanthropist and community activist; together, they would change the world as they continue to do today, one donation at a time. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org
DeVos has donated $200,000 to the Potter’s House, a Christian school operating out of Grand Rapids, Mich. When she was interviewed by Philanthropy Roundtable, she credited such a donation to her original visit to the school numerous decades ago, an occurrence which sparked her interest in school choice in the first place. When Betsy and her husband donated $100,000 to the Alliance for School Choice, a nonprofit endeavor, former Governor Jeb Bush was thrilled as well. Betsy’s foundation also gave $750,000 to a Washington D.C. think tank institute known as the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy and later approved a $1 million donation to fund the institute further for years to come. She has also funded numerous school lawsuits across the U.S. through Institute for Justice and likewise gave $6,500 to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which promotes a conservative stance throughout America’s college campuses.
Betsy Devos had the unique privilege of speaking at countless public conferences and motivational seminars, primarily those with a political affiliation. She has not silenced her voice on numerous issues, such as women’s right, the right to vote, pro-life, drug legalization issues, border control and more. As the Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump – her most recent appointed role – she considers her position a blessing and not a mere privilege: She does not exert her power, influence or authority for her own good but uses her status of position and resources to campaign for numerous crucial causes and people groups throughout the country and even abroad. Born and raised in the USA, she considers herself a proud American who is willing to fight for this country’s freedoms. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.