We are the beneficiaries of start-ups, ventures and innovation in every other area of life, but we don’t have that in education because it’s a closed system, a closed industry, a closed market. It’s a monopoly, a dead end.
Address: Lives and/or works in
Grand Rapids, MI.
Areas of interest:
politics & government
Politics: DeVos is a contributor to Republican committees and campaigns.
College: DeVos received a BA from Calvin College.
Personal social network: Much of DeVos's Muckety comes from family and political connections.
Betsy DeVos personal relations:
Elsa Prince Broekhuizen - daughter
Dick DeVos - spouse
Robert S. Eitel - special assistant
Edgar Prince (deceased) - daughter
Erik D. Prince - sister
Other current Betsy DeVos relationships:
Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation - co-founder
Donald Trump administration - education secretary
U.S. Department of Education - secretary
Betsy DeVos past relationships:
All Children Matter - chairman
Alliance for School Choice - chair
American Enterprise Institute - trustee
American Federation for Children - chair
American Federation for Children Action Fund - chair & major donor
Conservative Solutions PAC - contributor
Foundation for Excellence in Education - director
Great Lakes Education Project - donor
James Madison Center for Free Speech - director
Kennedy Center - trustee
Michigan Republican Party - chair
New Republican PAC - contributor
Philanthropy Roundtable - chair
RDV Corp. - director
RDV Sports - director
Republican National Committee - contributor
Senate Leadership Fund - contributor
Stow Company - director
Windquest Group Inc. - chair
Additional Muckety map information sources:
Federal Election Commission;
U.S. Department of State
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Betsy DeVos campaign contributions:
Listed below are major federal donations reported to the FEC.
American Crossroads - $50,000 on 6/10/2016
Grassley Hawkeye Fund - $5,400 on 6/2/2016
Conservative Solutions PAC - $50,000 on 2/25/2016
American Crossroads - $50,000 on 10/6/2015
Michigan Republican Party - $10,000 on 12/30/2011
Republican National Committee - $30,800 on 10/24/2011
Republican National Committee - $30,400 on 11/25/2009
Congressional Trust 2008 - $5,000 on 10/15/2008
Michigan Republican Party - $7,000 on 9/4/2008
Contributions to political organizations reporting to IRS:
All Children Matter, Inc. - $11,000 on 3/28/2011
All Children Matter, Inc. - $30,000 on 9/24/2009
All Children Matter, Inc. - $30,000 on 7/2/2009
All Children Matter, Inc. - $15,000 on 6/17/2009
All Children Matter, Inc. - $30,000 on 10/15/2008
Muckety news stories featuring Betsy DeVos
Like other well-funded American think tanks, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty plans is heading for new headquarters.
February 22, 2013
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October 6, 2011
Western Michigan, the state's GOP stronghold, has long boasted some big-money contributors to conservative causes.
July 13, 2011
A conservative religious family in western Michigan, whose vast fortunes derive from auto parts and government security contracts, is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to ban gay marriage in California.
October 29, 2008