Betsy DeVos is current Secretary of State for Education and a renowned educationist. She has rich experience of philanthropic contribution, educational endeavors, and education development. It was for her longstanding involvement in the education sector and her extensive experience as educationist, Betsy DeVos was nominated by President Trump as his Education Secretary in 2017. After taking the lead on education from a private standpoint, she now heads the department of Education. She is the 11th Secretary of State of Education. She is the daughter of a school teacher and she inherited the interest in the education from her mother. Over the years, her interest in education sector has enhanced and strengthened. She remained committed to her goal to make education better during the last 30 years of her life.
Betsy DeVos has garnered immense fame for her philanthropic endeavors and her ardent support for the better education for children in the U.S. Over the last several decades, she has been actively engaged in charity work through her foundation in order to realize her dream of an America where children get a quality education. She is leading person of her family charity foundation, Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation. The family established the charitable foundation in 1989. Since 1989, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation gave away some $10 million to several different schools and organizations that work for the promotion of education in the United States. There is a long list of such organizations and institutions that received funds from Betsy DeVos’ family foundation of which some are described below:
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation granted $400,000 for setting up the education site by Campbell Brown, the former CNN anchor, to Loudspeaker Media, Inc. Moreover, the foundation gave another $400,000 for the educational improvement to a non-profit organization going by the name of The Partnership for Educational Justice.
Similarly, the Foundation doled out $150,000 to the Success Academy Charter Schools for the development of the schools’ capabilities in imparting quality education. An equal amount of grant was also pledged for the schools in future. Another firm specializing in the management of school education under the aegis of GREAAT Schools, Inc., received $50000.
Moreover, the Foundation has been generous enough to direct $100,000 to Alliance for School Choice, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the children and parents’ understanding of choosing the right school. The Foundation also granted $50,000 to the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Besides, the Foundation has, over the last several years, granted huge sums of money in charity to various schools, colleges, universities, and educational enterprises.
Betsy DeVos has been very active in organization participation for the betterment of education, in addition to her philanthropic contributions. Her extensive experience in managing the education sector has enabled Betsy to understand the problems facing the American children and parents, and as her current position, she vigorously seeks to solve these problems.
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