The Generosity of Betsy DeVos

Of the many prominent families in the United States that are known for their wealth and for their ties in the world of politics as well as in the world of business, the DeVos family is one of the most well known families not only due to their numerous and vast number of connections, but also due to the family’s generosity to fund the building and improvement of communities across the United States. Of the many family members within the DeVos family, there are three that stand out the most: Richard DeVos, Dick DeVos, and Betsy DeVos. All of these individuals have dedicated not only their careers, but also their lives to help improve communities across the United States. Richard DeVos is the founder and the creator of the family business that is known as Amway Corporation. Richard DeVos built the DeVos family legacy and made sure to lay the foundation for the future that Dick DeVos would then follow. Check her website for more info at

Like his father, Dick DeVos shares a passion or leadership, for business, and for helping others. Dick DeVos has helped to grow Amway Corporation to become a company that not only looks to profit, but also a company that wishes to demonstrate integrity and loyalty to not only the customers of the company, but also to the employees. Amway Corporation has made sure that the household products that are sold to the customers are not only of the highest quality, but are also affordable. Dick DeVos has turned the company’s products into a right rather than just a luxury that can only be bought with excess funds.

Along with Dick DeVos, Betsy DeVos shares his generosity. Thanks to Betsy DeVos, numerous foundations have been created in the name of the DeVos family that help support numerous initiatives within communities across the United States with the sole purpose to spur economic growth and to promote well-being. Of the many initiatives that Betsy and Dick DeVos are interested in, education is one of the most important initiatives to the DeVos family. With numerous political ties, the DeVos family has fought long and hard to make sure that everyone receives a quality education. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.

Dick and Betsy DeVos have contributed much to the education initiatives across the United States. The couple has not only funded numerous scholarships, but Dick and Betsy DeVos have even funded the building of schools. In 2010, Dick and Betsy DeVos funded the building of a school in West Michigan that has an agreement set up for automatic acceptance to a four-year university upon completion of the high school. Dick and Betsy DeVos will continue their generosity in hopes that it will continue promoting economic growth for the future to come.

Betsy DeVos Looks For Community Involvement In Many Different Areas

In my lifetime, I have come across Betsy DeVos only in print and on the TV, but I have always been impressed with the way she has divided her time between creating greater levels of success for her own family and the many different communities she has come into contact with over the years. In my opinion Betsy DeVos should be applauded for the many different areas of work she has completed for the people of Michigan and across the U.S.; I initially came across Betsy DeVos when she was looking to bring school choice and school voucher programs to the Florida area where her  helped assist in the passage of one of he biggest education reform programs in history.

Millions of people have benefited from the success of Mrs. DeVos in crossing party lines with national and state legislative bodies, which is one of the reasons why I find it so difficult to understand the hysterical reaction of many towards her good works. Betsy DeVos has been an individual I have always looked at for guidance over how best to educate children from socially disadvantaged communities; the fact the majority within minority groups support Mrs. DeVos’ plans with school choice and voucher systems is often ignored in the rush to back an outdated union based education system that still helps create the system our children are educated within. Check this related article from

I consistently feel Mrs. DeVos has the best interests of the community at heart when she sets out on a new cause; Betsy DeVos has impressed me with her decision to use her own funds to support marketing campaigns to make sure the vast majority are made aware of school choice and voucher program deadlines. The political influence of Betsy DeVos is well known and includes the fact she and husband, Dick provided around $5 million to political causes in 2015, a figure I was shocked to discover was dwarfed by the more than $11 million given to charitable causes over the same year.

As major donors to the Republican party in Michigan and beyond the DeVos family have a large sphere of influence on a national level. Betsy DeVos has been shown to keep the majority of her giving in the Michigan area as she looks to aid the West Michigan Aviation Academy she founded with husband Dick, and assist young people through donations to education and faith based groups. I have never felt Betsy is one to work on a small scale and looked to international groups to provide scholarships to aid in providing a business based education for young people looking to take their skills back to developing nations to provide an economic boost to their local economy.

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