An Artist Performs
Sometimes one’s passion from childhood when well-cultivated ends up been a career. Many people know me as the 11th Secretary of Education in the United States but do not understand that it’s a dream fulfilled. My name is Betsy DeVos, born in Holland in 1958 to my lovely parents Elsa and Edgar. With my mother been a public-school teacher, I grew an interest in education since my childhood, but I later discovered that not all children in America had the opportunity of receiving the best education. After completing my secondary school in Holland Christian High, I joined Calvin College pursuing Bachelors of Arts degree. During my University life, I loved involving myself with the campus politics and the interest grew slowly only to find myself in the Michigan politics. I am a member of Republican and have served the party since 1982 as the delegate and later the chairperson of the party. I took the responsibilities of organizing party activities, campaigns and also fundraising. I have enjoyed the position in the political arena as it has helped me fight for changes in the politics, education and also in business for the benefit of the society. Despite being an activist, business is also part of me. I worked with the Wind Quest, a firm dealing with the technology and production of clean energy as the chairperson until recently after the current president, Donald Trump nominated me to take the position of the Education Secretary.
Political life is all about commitment and helping any of the party’s candidates succeed in their positions. Being the chairperson of the Republican Party called for my financing all through my leadership. In 2004, I contributed more than $150,000 to help in the re-election campaigns of George Bush who was the Republic presidential aspirant. My family has also been the largest single donor to the party donating over $17 million since 1989.In the 35 years, I have been an activist, I have supported the Republican senators with more than $950,000 to help in running their activities. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.
Nothing makes me happy and energetic than being involved in philanthropic works. I have worked in collaboration with nonprofit organizations and charities to make the life of other people comfortable. After visiting Potters House Christian school with my husband, I felt that I had a role in assisting low-income parents in educating their children. As a parent, I decided to support several children and later committed myself to getting a life solution. I spearheaded the formation of American Educational Reforms, Great lake educational project and American Federation for children. Also, I have donated funds to several schools and health sectors to necessitate their services. Through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, Betsy DeVos have also formed some foundations to help in fighting for justice. Some of the foundations include Center for Individuals Right, Institute for Justice, Action Institute, and Michigan Pregnancy resource center. What impresses me today is to witness large implementations in the educational sector which were part of my charitable works like the use of tax-credit in Florida.
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