We can all look at those who provide funding for good causes and admire them for their decision to give back to the community, but the long term approach to philanthropy taken by Betsy DeVos is an act I believe should be applauded by every sector of society as she looks to help as many people as possible live better lives. I have been looking at the life and philanthropic choices made by this dedicated Calvinist who has devoted much of her adult life to tackling social issues and making a difference through political giving; I myself believe the work completed by both Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick in Michigan and across the U.S. should be cause for celebration among all groups who now have access to better school choice and voucher programs.
It is difficult to pin down the beginnings of the philanthropic work of Betsy DeVos, but her classmates at Calvin College have explained in interviews I have read that this Michigan born and bred philanthropist was always political in her views and actions. One school that appears to me to have played a major role in the philanthropic work completed by Betsy DeVos is the Potter’s House Christian School that is thought to have inspired the education reform work of this well known mother of four; I believe the drive to assist families in providing the best possible education for their children comes from the meetings Betsy DeVos has had with families forced to struggle economically in a bid to make sure their children attend a high quality school.
I have obviously been impressed by the well known work undertaken by Betsy DeVos to publicize school voucher and choice programs across the U.S, including her ability to work with state and local politicians from across the political spectrum. What I believe is less well known are the choices of Betsy DeVos in providing funding for different good causes in Michigan and across the U.S.; Betsy DeVos and husband Dick have played a key role in the revival of the arts in Michigan with their backing of a number of causes, including the ArtPrize project that allows the public to vote on the winners of an annual arts contest held in Grand Rapids. Looking at the range of good causes backed by Betsy DeVos is illuminating for myself as it shows her devotion to the Christian faith and education from preschool through to a number of colleges and universities. Stay updated with Betsy on Twitter.