Betsy DeVos is considered to be one of the most influential women in the United States, and she is married into one of the wealthiest families in the country. Her Husband, Dick DeVos is also an influential figure who has accomplished a lot since in the recent past.
Just recently, Betsy was nominated for the prestigious position of secretary of education. However, before she could get confirmation to the position, the public wanted to know her philanthropic activities in the recent times. Betsy and her husband had to show the world how much they have been giving to various charity causes in the country. According to a report from the popular couple, the family has spent more than one hundred and thirty-nine million dollars in different causes through their foundation.
A report from the family has also indicated that the couple has successfully awarded grants amounting to more than twelve million dollars in the year 2015. This amount was higher, compared to the ten million issued in the previous year. The Dick and Betsey Family Foundation is currently based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and it has transformed the lives of many people in the country.
The Dick and Betsy Family Foundation mostly focuses on issuing grants, especially on the educational causes. The couple says that the foundation awarded 26% of its total donations were given to education causes in the year 2015. This amount was very high compared to what the institution has been offering since it was established. The foundation has been supporting school vouchers in the recent times to help educate many young individuals. The family foundation has also played a fundamental role in the foundation of the popular Great Lakes Education Project. The advocacy institution has done quite well, and it has an active political action committee.
Richard DeVos is Dick’s father, and he is also the founder of Amway, one of the most successful companies in the United States. The family business has been doing very well, and it has given the family an upper hand in the financial system. Dick and his brothers have had an opportunity to work in the organization, and they have all taken it to greater heights.
When Dick DeVos was appointed to work as the president of the international company, the institution did very well, getting huge profits and sales. The global institution registered a huge growth, especially in the domestic and international activities. According to the company portfolio, Amway opened more branches in different countries. The money acquired from the company has helped many people acquire education. Most of the beneficiaries are individuals who come from low-income families. The Dick and Betsey Family Foundation wishes to make more changes in the lives of many young people in the future.