Betsy DeVos provides insight into her thoughts and ideas concerning philanthropy through an interview with Philanthropy Roundtable. The basis of the interview revolves around Mrs. DeVos thoughts and opinions regarding her personal viewpoint on education.
More specifically Mrs. DeVos thoughts on private and public school vouchers, the choice to send children to a specific school for education, overall education reform, home schooling, and charter schools. Through her responses during the interview Betsy DeVos provides a glimpse into her passion to help people.
I believe that Betsy DeVos is a good person trying to make a difference in the world through establishing charities, providing help through other charities, and helping people on an individual or group basis. She has a particular passion for education and children. This is an admirable. Mrs. DeVos and her husband have the financial resources and influence to help impact change. They have helped many people who need assistance and also they are trying to help make changes at the legislative level where laws are drafted and passed.
Betsy DeVos husband is Dick DeVos. Mr. DeVos is a generous man that has spent most of his adult life trying to initiate change. Mr. DeVos has held several executive positions in his lifetime. He has held several key executive positions at Amway. In addition, he has been the president and CEO of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and he is the president of The Windquest Group.
As a businessman, Dick DeVos has been very successful and has accomplished many things. However, I believe that his biggest impact has been in the area of community initiatives. Mr. DeVos has been the leader in several initiatives such as the Education Freedom Fund, which provides scholarships to underprivileged children in Michigan, the West Michigan Aviation Academy, which is a high school, and he has served on the State Board of Education in Michigan.
Also, Mr. DeVos has helped lead numerous Grand Rapids downtown revitalization and regional health care improvement projects that include a downtown arena, a convention center, a heart hospital, a medical school, and a downtown market.
Dick DeVos is making a difference in many ways through his community initiatives and charities. One person cannot change a situation or make a difference alone. However, Dick DeVos demonstrates through his own personal efforts that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.