Betsy DeVos recently sat down with Philanthropy and discussed her lifelong commitment to reforming education or children all over the world. She believes there has been a great deal of progress lately in regard to the the first time a state approved a private school voucher program. This took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin nearly 25 years ago. There are now over 30 private school programs that have been publicly funded. These programs are able to support 250,000 students and give them the opportunity to receive a strong education so that they can become successful later in life. The progress continues to increase as the movement becomes more popular among parents and the general public. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com
Betsy DeVos first realized the importance of improving the education system when she and husband had their own children that were attending school. It was their visit to the Potter’s House Christian School that spurred her into action because there she saw families that had lower incomes, yet they were doing everything they could to bring the best education possibilities to their child. Betsy DeVos continued to visit and each time she was inspired by what she saw there. She realized that she would be able to support these families that were struggling to afford a private school and they have continued their support of the Potter’s House to this day. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.
Betsy DeVos started her own foundation in order to give scholarships do the children that come from low income families so their parents would be able to send them to the school of their choice. While she was happy to help these families, she also soon realized this was not a real solution to the problem. There were still many other families and children that were being denied the possibility of a good education. This is how she became so involved in the movement for education reform. This led to her getting involved with the American Federation for Children, as which she is a Chair member. Betsy DeVos’s greatest success during her life is the changes she has brought to Florida’s tax credit scholarship program.
Betsy DeVos currently served as the secretary of education for the United States. She was nominated by the President Donald Trump and was signed in on February 7 of this year. She’s been working in the education reform for children movement for almost thirty years now and she continues to work toward improvement. Betsy DeVos graduated from the Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She got a Bachelor of the Arts degree during her time there. She previously worked with The Windiest Group as their chairman and has served on various national and local charity boards. She also served a school mentor for at risk children for 15 years.
The desire to help others is a special trait that some people have and others do not possess. While many people are willing to help others to a certain degree, most people have a short limit concerning how much they will help. When it comes to helping others related to financial needs, the willingness to give money is something that is lacking in many people. There are different types of giving and one of the types that is the hardest to get people to do is to contribute financially.
There are numerous charities and organizations that help people regarding a wide variety of issues. However, all of these charities and organizations need financial contributions to be able to help people in need. One of the primary ways that many charities and organizations acquire financial contributions is by asking people. This is a process that goes on over the course of the year. Although many people are asked to contribute to many worthwhile causes, the amount of money received by many charities and organizations does not reach the desired goal amount.
For many charities and organizations, the contributions of a few wealthy Philanthropists can mean the difference between having enough money to help all the people in need that come for help or having to tell some people that there are not enough available funds. A Philanthropist who has helped many charities and organizations over the years is Dick DeVos. A man who is recognized in the giving community as a financial contributor with a big and caring heart, Dick DeVos has given nearly 139 millions dollars in contributions to causes over the years.
The various charities and organizations that Dick DeVos has helped over the years with financial contributions cover a wide range of causes. The compassion and understanding of Dick DeVos has allowed him to give to many different types of causes. Some that are near to his heart and others that are worthwhile causes but not on a short list of causes that he has a special passion for supporting.
The professional career of Dick DeVos is one of the main reasons why he is able to give so generously. He is a millionaire many times over. The amount of wealth that he has amassed allows him to contribute amounts of money that many people simple cannot give.
I think that Dick DeVos provides inspiration to people who need help. He demonstrates that there are people who care about others. He has shown throughout his professional career as an executive at companies such as Amway that he is a leader who understands people. He is the current President of the Windquest Group, and Dick DeVos is running the organization successfully.
In 2001, a man named Keith Mann decided to co-found a company called Dynamic Search Partners. This company specializes in executive search services and staff services for businesses that specialize in the industry of equities. It is currently one of the largest databases of investment executives in The United States.
He a figure in New York City for his philanthropy. He invests in a charity called Uncommon Schools of New York, and at one event, he raised over 22 thousand dollars for them. He feels that schools should focus on giving students the skills that they need to succeed with practical skills that they will need to use when they are older. He appreciates Uncommon Schools of New York’s innovative ways that they help the students.
Keith Mann is also an animal lover, and during the forest fires that devastated the town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, he flew over and helped evacuate people and pets. He had flown over 6,000 people from the town in northern Alberta to the bigger cities of Edmonton and Calgary in the southern regions of the province. He also has the respect of the Animal Liberation Front, which is a group that specializes in the eradication of animal cruelty. When asked what drives him to protect the animals, he said, “Risky, pleasurable, essential, and all encompassing. It’s a way of life; long since convinced it’s what I’m here to do. Knowing what I know I couldn’t do anything else.”
Mann is also a supporter of the New York Police Department, and in early of 2015 he supported them when there were tons of police protests that were happening against them. On one such occasion, he went to the 54th Street precinct in January,”Our officers deserve to be thanked for their service, not attacked in their attempts to keep people safe.”