Betsy DeVos attended Calvin College, and became intrigued with politics. For the past thirty years, she has participated in committees, organizations and political groups. Her father was Dick DeVos, a nominee for the Republican Michigan Governor. Betsy has participated in numerous groups focusing on finding solutions to social dilemmas. Most of the reforms she is seeking is accomplished through nonprofit groups and agencies. Her efforts cover a wide range of topics, from the arts, to churches, children and education. Her personal role in educational reform has accomplished several new programs in multiple states, covering excellence in education and programs that allow a choice in schooling. These programs have had enormous success, especially with Latinos. By visiting the Potter House school, she realized how difficult it was for many families to be able to afford to pay the tuition. Her commitment began by helping individual kids and expanding from there. Her support of this school has risen significantly since then. Dick DeVos then ran for The Board of Education in Michigan. In 1990, he was elected. He wanted to establish a scholarship foundation to help families who were struggling financially. Eventually, the American Federation for Children was created. This agency is all about helping families send their children where they can receive the best education through establishing the proper programs. Both Betsy and Dick DeVos commit a lot of time, experience and energy to improve educational choices and options for the children.
His father is Richard DeVos, one of the co-founders of Amway. Devos was the Republican candidate for the Governor in Michigan in 2006 but he did not win the election. He has been listed by Forbes as being number 67 in the category of the richest men throughout the United States. He has a total worth of around $5 billion dollars.
The choice we make to support important organizations that support our community, our children’s education, the importance of leadership and unbiased justice is often a reflection of the beliefs of our parents.