Living in an impressive philanthropic environment can have a great effect on those who get the opportunity to explore a great deal of charitable giving and I believe Betsy DeVos has taken the mantle as one of the most impressive and important philanthropists in the world. The newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Education has played a key role in pushing forward a number of key issues through her philanthropic giving as part of the well known charitable donors within the DeVos family; a recent report I read about the work of Betsy DeVos and the DeVos family as a whole explained in 2015 the eldest members of the DeVos family provided more than $100 million in funding for various programs as part of an ongoing group of donations made in the name of the family.
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation seems to me to provide funding for the majority of programs identified by Betsy DeVos as the most important in the five areas the couple have identified in community, education, arts, justice, and leadership. I am always pleased to see any philanthropist backing their own areas of interest with a large level of funding provided by individuals like Betsy DeVos; the need for a high level of community involvement in Michigan and beyond is important to the Holland, Michigan born Betsy DeVos as she believes engaging the people of West Michigan in various different community based programs can have a positive effect on all areas of life in the state.
Like most people I believe Betsy DeVos is making sure each and every individual attending any form of educational institution has the chance of receiving the best possible level of education. Zip code based differences are an aspect of the education system Betsy DeVos hopes to remove as she seeks to help families make their own choices about where their children are educated and how this is completed. In her home state of Michigan I have been impressed with the role Betsy DeVos has played in developing the Detroit Charter School program that has been proven in independent studies to assist children in receiving a higher standard of education than is offered in the traditional public school system.
Through The Windquest Group and the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation Betsy DeVos has developed, what I believe to be an innovative and unique charter school in the West Michigan Aviation Academy; after looking over the details of the school developed by Betsy DeVos the high number of low income students and those from minority groups has reached high levels over the course of its life under the leadership of Mrs. DeVos.