Category Archives: Philanthropic Works

Betsy Devos Is an Exceptional Woman in USA

Betsy Devos was born on January 1958 in Holland, Michigan. He is from a family of a Dutch native, and her family name is “Prins.” Betsy went to Holland Christian School in her village. She proceeded to Calvin College in Michigan where she graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in business in the year 1979. While in the college, Betsy was deeply into politics as noted in the Philantrophy Magazine, page 23. She was a devotee to her church in America, where she has finally become an elder. Betsy DeVos is married to Richard Marvin who is a billionaire. They have four children namely Rick, Elissa, Andre and Ryan.

 

Betsy has contributed much to politics since she loves it by passion. In 2006, Betsy DeVos was nominated as a governor in the Republican Party in Michigan. After nomination, Betsy was made the chair of her party from 1996 to 2000. She later resigned from the post in 2000 after many differences with party members. After one year, the party solved its disputes and encouraged her to run for the seat once more. In 2003, she ran again as the chairperson and won with a great margin.

 

In 2004, Betsy Devos contributed $150, 000 for the campaign of George W. Bush. She had a large fundraising at her home, and all went well. When Bush won, she was made the finance chairperson since she had graduated with Business Economics. It is important to note that the Devos family has contributed much to the Republican politics since 1989. The family has shared more than 17 million US dollars to this party. In 1997, Betsy Devos demanded to get the results from the party since her family had contributed much to the survival of the party in terms of donations. Betsy Devos was concerned about the wellbeing of the party as well as the community it served. Her contributions were to promote policies of good governance that was to respect traditional American virtues.

 

Apart from politics, Betsy Devos is a strong bussinessperson, and she has headed the Windguest Group since 1989. The company operates on technology, clean energy and manufacturing. The company is largely owned by Betsy and her billionaire husband. They tried many other businesses like Broadway Scandalous and the Life Trials, written by kithie Lee, but failed in 2012 after rejection from the public.

 

On 23 November 2016, Betsy was announced to be Trump’s president-elect in the ministry of education. This was after she had portrayed strong expertise in her former school, and she was concerned with children education. However, she had faced strong opposition from some Senate members. These members questioned her wealth and expertise. She finally got big support and won out the case to be the education minister.

 

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George Soros A Champ In Philanthropy

George Soros is a Hungarian-American business mogul, investor, and philanthropist. He has also written a couple of books. George Soros is the chairman of Soros Fund Management, a company that he founded. Soros, however, is Famous as the man who broke the Bank of England. This is after he bought $10 billion worth of pound making him a profit of over $1 billion in a single day of sale. Soros is among the top 30 richest people in the world.

The Open Society Foundations came into existence in the year 1979 after Soros saw the need of promoting equality among all people. George Soros success has allowed him to follow his ambition to create an open society in a time that has seen authoritarian form of government dominated. The basis of open society as Soros says is on the understanding that the world is imperfect. Soros believes that what is imperfect can be improved.

George Soros charity work started years back after he helped black South African students attend the University of Cape Town during the apartheid government. He also supported dissident students from Eastern Europe.

In 1984 Soros distributed photocopy machines to universities, civil society and libraries thus making information available to all and breaking the communist party grip on information. After the fall of communism George Soros moved in to create a revolutionary movement that would help countries in Eastern Europe achieve democracy.

In 1991, Soros founded Central European University to be used as a research facility that would promote an open democratic society. Over half Open Society Foundation annual spending goes to the support of education programs all over the world.

Open Society Foundation in 1993 donated tens of millions of dollars to aid humanitarian relief efforts in Yugoslavia. Open Society does support the Burmese refugees that have been repressed by the military regime for many years. The organization has constructed low-cost houses as well as economic, legal and political reforms.

Open Society Foundation has numerous programs in the United States including reforming drug policies, changing the punitive criminal justice also challenging harsh migration laws. The organization geographical reach and continues to push and promote democratic governance, protection of the rights of minorities, respect for the rule of law, and civil and political liberties.

Soros Foundation has helped many countries to transform to a democracy and in 2014, eight of the countries that had transformed were accepted into the European Union. Two more countries were later promoted, and Open Society Foundation will continue to support other countries that want to become EU members.

Open Society Foundation Society has since recorded significant success in the primary issues such as women’s rights, minority rights and access to health care. The organization has also significantly addressed problems faced by sexual minorities, people living with HIV, drug users, people with mental disabilities, Muslims in the Europe United States and Roma in Europe.

Open Society Foundation remains dedicated to global struggles.

Sources:
http://topics.wsj.com/person/S/george-soros/209

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/busted-conservative-prankster-james-okeefe-exposes-his-own-sting-on-george-soros-group/