Betsy DeVos And Her Contributions to Charities

In November of 2016, President-elect Trump decided that he would nominate Betsy Devos to be Secretary of Education. Of course, there was opposition from Democrats, but the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved her nomination. In February, she was confirmed by the Senate for that position.

A lot of people asked, who is Betsy Devos? A lot of Republicans, however, knew her for her strong work in the Republican Party in Michigan, where she had always been a strong supporter for school choice and school voucher programs. She has been an advocate for school charter systems for years. She was, at one time, Chairwoman of the Alliance for School Choice. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

She is married to Dick DeVos, who was the CEO of Amway, a company that was begun by his father. Her brother is the founder of Blackwater USA. Her father, Erik Prince, is the founder of the Prince Corporation. The DeVos family has been listed as the 88the richest family in America. Their net worth is over $5.4 billion.

She has been the vice president of the Prince Foundation, a foundation that was started by her mother. She is also very much involved in the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, a philanthropic organization that gives millions in charitable contributions to many different organizations in need of funding. They have given sums to Michigan’s Foundation for Traditional Values, an organization that recognizes the need for maintaining the family unit. Further, they have donated funds to the Center for Individual Rights and the Institute for Justice.

They have also helped to fund Michigan’s Pregnancy Resource Center.

Betsy DeVos was appointed to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2004 by George Bush. Since then, she and her husband have created the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which teaches art institutions how to arrange and use funding.

Betsy DeVos is energetic, and has many, many past accomplishments in philanthropic work. Together, she and her family have been listed by Forbes as the number 24th family in donations to charities. They have given millions to art institutes and charities, and have formed a number of charities themselves. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.

Betsy DeVos is a pioneer in her devotion to education and the arts, and serves well as the Secretary of Education under Donald Trump.

World Philanthropist George Soros

Over the last three decades, George Soros has become one of the leading financial contributors to liberal causes throughout the world. He was born in Hungary during a period of authoritarian rule, and his childhood has made a lasting impression on him that continues today. He is a major advocate of open societies that encourage social justice and human rights for all people. The foundation that he began in 1984 in the country of his birth is called “Open Society Foundations”, and it currently operates in over 70 countries.

George Soros immigrated to New York after college, and he succeeded in becoming a multi-billionaire as a financial fund manager. He is known as a master investor, and he has made some of the most famous financial moves in modern times. Probably his most well known financial success was shorting the British pound in 1992. This historical tactic reportedly netted Mr. Soros over one billion dollars, and he secured his reputation as the premier currency trader in the world. Forbes estimates his current net worth at over 25 billion dollars. Read more at Washington Times about George Soros.

Unlike most people in his position, George Soros has chosen to use his wealth for philanthropy around the world. His goal is that the people of the world have the same opportunities that he has benefited from, and he is willing to take a stand on his principles to make his goals a reality. He willingly finances politicians, activist, and causes that he believes will advance his goals. One of his major convictions is that the United States is an institutionally oppressive country, and is a violator of human rights both in other countries as well as at home.

George Soros fights tirelessly for people that cannot fight for themselves. He believes that the United States has a major problem with racial injustice and discrimination. His goal is making sure racial and religious minorities in the United States and around the world are treated with the human rights they deserve. Because of his personal history as an immigrant, he is particularly concerned about the welfare of immigrants. He believes the United States government practices systemic abuses against many of these disenfranchised groups of people.

The majority of the information cited in this article was researched from pieces written in Forbes and from Discover the Networks. It is such a pleasure to read about an individual who is willing to stand up for what he believes in, and he is putting his own money behind such worthy causes. If other powerful people would step up and take a stand for the oppressed like George Soros and the world could be a much better place for all people.

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