Betsy DeVos Seeks A Better Future For The People Of The U.S.

The future of the children of the U.S. has been at the top of the list of important priorities for myself as I consider how best to educate my own child, but I have also enjoyed the discovery of a well positioned ally in the development of the next generation in the U.S. in the form of newly installed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Overf the last few years I have been impressed with the understanding Secretary DeVos has shown of the problems facing the children of the U.S. as they set out on an educational career that is often determined in terms of quality by the zip code they live in; I have been a strong supporter of the educational reform campaign Betsy DeVos has been heading in recent years as I feel the need for greater levels of school choice for parents and families of students Mrs. DeVos has been fighting for are important in obtaining a greater level of support for students at all ages in the U.S. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com.

I feel Betsy DeVos has been an important leader for the education reform movement over the last three decades and will continue to provide her support for the best options available to all stidents in her new role as Secretary of Education. I feel the political stance of Betsy DeVos has always been true and pointed in a constant direction as the educational improvements she is seeking for all U.S. children and adults has been based in a range of theories that ereflect her own Republican attitudes that led to Betsy DeVos becoming the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party on two separate occasions as her conservative values and impressive work ethic has seen her become a well known figure among those she works alongside in the Republican Party.

Politics play a key role in the work of the DeVos family with Betsy and husband Dick becoming two of the biggest donors to many Republican candidates and causes based in Michigan and on a national level. Betsy DeVos impressed me with the high quality of her work in the political arena and her impressive work as a leader of many organizations, including the impressive ArtPrize festival operated through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. Betsy DeVos, like myself, believes a wide range of options are always important for any community that wants to educate itself in a wide ranging way; one of the most impressive aspects of the ArtPrize annual event that takes place each year in Grand Rapids, Michigan is the level of community involvement allowed as the people of Grand Rapids vote on which artistic exhibit wins the prizes awarded. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.

George Soros Makes an Unprecedented Comeback to Political Philanthropy

Billionaire Hungarian-American investor George Soros is known for donating generously to different political causes. Nonetheless, his donations had dipped in recent years, something that was seen as an attempt to take a political backseat. The investor shocked all by sundry by emerging from political philanthropy “oblivion” to pledge $25 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 US Presidential Elections.

Federal Election Commission records indicate that Soros supported candidates who were vying on the Democratic Party ticket across the US. This is corroborated by Democratic funding insiders and the billionaire’s associates. It was also expected that he would make even more donations in the run up to Election Day, which he did. The hedge fund investor had planned to make his inaugural appearance in a Democratic convention to watch Hillary’s acceptance of the party’s ticket. However, he cancelled the trip because he wanted to spend more time monitoring Europe’s economic situation. Read his profile at Forbes.

Heightened Political Engagement

Soros’ close confidants concur that in 2016, he engaged in political affairs more than he had done for years. This they say, was due to the firm belief that he had in Clinton and the fact that he feared that Donald Trump’s presidency would be detrimental to global security and democracy. According to the philanthropist’s political adviser Michael Vachon, Soros has consistently supported democratic causes. Nonetheless, the stakes were higher in 2016 because the issues that he cares about such as criminal justice reform and immigration reform were under threat.

Soros was a key figure in Clinton’s campaign team due to his ability to catalyze giving among other rich activists. The involvement of elite liberal donors such as San Francisco, Don Sussman, Fred Eychaner, and Haim Saban in the campaign cycle is mainly attributed to Soros’ influence. In 2016, the billionaire’s giving motivations and patterns were similar to 2004 when he funded a strong campaign against George W. Bush. That year, he funded Senator John Kerry’s campaign to the tune of $27 million.

Moving the Masses Through Philanthropy

Soros has been making contributions to different causes for nearly four decades. His philanthropic spirit was the motivation behind the establishment of The Open Society Foundations, which are currently operational in over 70 countries across the world. Soros seeks to highlight the concept of an open society, which is characterized by social justice, social responsibility, and democracy.

George Soros serves as the president of The Open Society Foundations. Through it, he has made donations to different organizations including the Earth Island Institute, Alliance for Climate Protection, Green for All, Tides Foundation, Center for Reproductive Rights, The National Abortion Federation, and The Center for Responsible Lending. In as much as his philanthropy mainly focuses on America and Europe, it has had a global impact. So far, Soros has donated over $11 billion to different causes.

Learn more: http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527