The DeVos Family’s Mission

Dick DeVos, a former president of his family’s company Amway which was started by his father, is currently working as the CEO of his firm in Grand Rapids. While living in this Michigan city, DeVos along with his wife Betsy have worked hard to create new and exciting things for not only the city in the past but now on a government level as well, pushing various policies for the conservative cause.

 

 

Dick DeVos has been working well to boost various parts of the Grand Rapids area. However, when a plan about a multi-purpose sports arena reached the ears of the DeVos couple, they decided to take action. They were both, but more specifically Dick, worried that the convention center would be a detrimental addition to the downtown area in their Grand Rapids city.

 

 

Together with a few members of his campaign, DeVos decided to take action against the building plans. He gathered business leaders and more that were eventually part of the construction of several centers that the DeVos couple backed entirely. For example, this group helped build the Grand Rapids City Market and the DeVos Place Convention Center among other things.

 

 

Both Dick and Betsy DeVos were heirs to their family fortunes, and this helped them over the years as they tried to back and change various institutions and policies that they have disagreed with in the past. Betsy DeVos has worked for years to expand charter schools and more. Together, they have implemented their family foundation, which donates funds to various programs like arts, culture, health, churches and even human service programs.

 

 

In 2006, the couple donated funds to help build a children’s hospital, and they even had a portion of it named after Dicks’ mother. Their efforts, along with more, have helped the hospital provide those in the Grand Rapids area with the opportunity to get their health care from local sources instead of driving long distances for care.

 

 

To date, education reform has been the biggest initiatives undertaken by the DeVos couple. Together, they have been advocating for education reform, which is one thing that led to Betsy’s new role as the Secretary of Education for the United States, appointed by President Donald Trump.

 

 

While Betsy is working hard in Washington D.C. in her new position, Dick DeVos is working hard back in their home city of Grand Rapids. He is running his firm, called The Windquest Group, and he is also working closely with various business leaders to provide better routes from the Gerald R. Airport, which he has been working to reestablish as a thriving airport.

 

 

His efforts have not been in vain, either. DeVos has found ways to help the airport grow by offering consumers lower airfares and more. He has also spent a good bit of time with his wife as she undertakes an important mission in Washington D.C. Together, this relatively conservative couple has made history not only for their roles in society but for the causes that they support. The DeVos family have used their fortunes from their respective families to help them further support their causes for many years.

 

 

The two of them have been important assets to the Grand Rapids area, and their hard work is taking them further throughout the country, providing better schools and better airports for many people. Now that they are both on a larger stage, Betsy and her husband Dick DeVos are going to be working furiously to continue their work in both education reform and building up of the Grand Rapids city as a whole.

 

For updates, follow Dick DeVos on twitter.

 

How Betsy DeVos’ Passion for Education led to her Appointment as US Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos, a philanthropist and advocate for educational choice movement, is the current Secretary of Education for the US government. The US Senate confirmed her appointment after President Donald J. Trump had nominated her. Betsy got the appointment because of her active involvement in education policy matters. She is renowned for her passion for reforms that avail quality education to needy kids.

Betsy’s Professional Journey in Education Policy

Betsy DeVos cites her mother, a retired public school teacher, as her role model in the education sector. Her desire to help underserved children access quality education also grew as she started taking her kids to school. She was keen on the work leaders in her residence area were carrying out to increase educational opportunities. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.

Betsy began working as a mentor for needy kids attending the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Schools. For over fifteen years working as a mentor, she interacted with teachers, students, and parents who changed her perspectives on education.

Betsy’s Role as Education Secretary

Today, Betsy DeVos is celebrated as one of the pioneers in the establishment of new educational choices. These learning programs currently benefit students from 25 US states including the District of Columbia. As a government secretary, her work involves working with President Trump to foster the availability of quality education in the United States.

In her advocacy, Betsy believes that students will acquire quality learning resources irrespective of their zip codes. As secretary, she plans to assist parents in choosing reliable learning settings for their kids. She also seeks to ensure that higher learning institutions are aimed at shaping successful careers of students.

Other Executive Roles

Before joining the US government as a secretary, Betsy DeVos was the chair of an investment and enterprise management company known as the Windquest Group. She carried out most of her charity activities through her membership in national and local civic and charitable institutions. These include ArtPrize, the Kendall College of Art and Design and Kids Hope USA.

Education and Personal Life

Betsy DeVos is a BA graduate of Grand Rapids-based Calvin College. Her husband, Dick DeVos, is a community activist, an entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The couple has four kids as well as six grandkids. She first became involved with educational reform programs during her tenure as a board member of the American Education Reform Council (AMERC)and Children First America.

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Besides her involvement in philanthropy and the education sector, Betsy has been part of political activities for a while. For instance, she served as Michigan Republican Party’s chairperson and founded the Great Lakes Education Project as a political action committee. The PAC strives at expanding charter schools in Michigan State. Two years after the PAC was established, it received positive reviews from residents and nonresidents of Michigan State. Most people requested Betsy to expand the PAC’s activities on a nationwide scale.