Betsy DeVos’ Inspirational Philanthropic Work

Betsy DeVos is an American politician, businesswoman, activist, and philanthropist. She is a member of the Republican Party and serves as the Secretary of Education. She is known for her continued support for charter schools, voucher programs, and school choice. Betsy has served significant roles such as being the chairwoman of Michigan Republican Party and the committeewoman for Republicans. Her previous positions include serving as a board member of Foundation for Excellence in Education, Chairwoman of the Alliance for School Choice and the Acton Institute. Betsy is married to Dick. In 2016, Forbes listed DeVos family as the 88th richest in America. The family’s net worth is approximately $5.4 billion. Betsy was born on January 8, 1958. She then grew up in Holland, Michigan. DeVos attended Holland Christian High School, a school located in her neighborhood. She then graduated from Calvin College with a Degree in Arts. At college, she was highly active in campus politics. She began her political journey in the Michigan Republican Party in 1982. It is worth noting that since 1986, she has been elected for sixteen consecutive two-year terms.

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The Dick and Betsy Family Foundation were launched in 1989 aiming at accelerating transformation and cultivating leadership. The foundation also leverages support in five key areas which are leadership, education, justice, arts, and community development. In 2015, DeVos Foundation contributed $ 11.6 million. This giving in addition to others previously made amounted to $139 million. In 2015, DeVos family was ranked position 24 on Forbes list of America’s top givers. The foundation has made significant donations to health research, Christian missions, free-market think tanks, art organizations, and Christian schools among others. The family foundation made donations worth $100 million between 1999 until 2014. Half of the contributions supported Christian groups. Some of the organizations that have significantly benefited from the foundation include; Center for Individual Rights, Acton Institute, the Pregnancy Resource Center located in Michigan and Center for Individual Rights. Check this article from New York Post

The donations specifically made to support education include; $8.6 million for private Christian schools, $5.2 for charter schools, and $459, 750 for public schools. Other specific donations include; $458,000 to support Holland Christian Schools, $652,000 for Ada Christian School, and $2.39 million for Grand Rapids Christian High School Association. As she served as one of the board of directors for Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Betsy Devos volunteered together with her husband to teach the board of trustees and art managers how to manage cultural institutions and ways of fundraising for significant projects. The couple then donated $22.5 million to support the program.

Julie Zuckerberg: The Executive Talent Recruitment Expert

Organizations, especially in the financial sector, are keen on recruiting the best talent. Julie Zuckerberg is an executive talent recruitment expert who has successfully worked with different companies. Currently, she is both the Vice President and Executive talent acquisition lead at Deutsche Bank.

 

Educational Background

 

One does not achieve such career success without a good education. Julie majored in Philosophy at the City University of New York-Brooklyn College. She also went to the New York Law School where she acquired the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, commonly referred to as JD. JD is a professional graduate-entry degree in law, which is part of the Doctor of Law degrees. Her interest in recruitment started early in her career. She trains others how to manage and acquire talent. Elite sourcing, succession planning, employee training, interviewing skills, conflict resolution, and her extensive knowledge in applicant tracking systems are her other professional qualifications.

 

Career History

 

Julie’s career started at Hudson where she was the director of candidate placement for five years (2002 to 2007). At Hudson, she led the recruitment of attorneys, paralegals, case manager and many more professionals for a large number of organizations. Her clients, who varied from large corporations to small financial institutions, also relied on her for workplace conflict resolution.

 

After leaving Hudson, she joined Citi Global Functions, as an Executive Recruiter and Vice President. At Citi, she aided executive recruitment for senior-level staff in the Auditing, legal and compliance fields. She recruited the director and managing director of CitiCards, a service Citi Global Function offers, and Citi Global, a consumer marketing firm. She used innovative strategies in recruitment such as social media, employee referrals, internet search and direct sourcing. She remained in Citi until 2011 where she joined Citi Global Consumer Bank.

 

Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2015, Julie Zuckerberg was the executive recruiter at New York Life Insurance Company, for four months spanning from November 2013 and February 2014. In her current role, duties include collaborating with leaders from Global Technology & Operations, Private Wealth & Commercial Clients, to improve the process of global talent acquisition. She manages a team of professional talent recruiters. Julie employs the best practices in the recruitment industry and is highly recognized because of her outstanding leadership skills.

 

When she is not recruiting global talent, she is either taking photographs, running or improving her tech knowledge. She loves arts and cultures, advocates for economic empowerment and cares about the welfare of animals. Also, in her spare time, she is involved in charity works. She is reportedly social media shy, but you can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn. Julie is based in Manhattan, New York City.

 

About Deutsche Bank

 

The Frankfurt-based bank has a large presence in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It has over 100,000 employees in more than 70 countries. The bank, founded in 1870, is one of the world’s largest foreign exchange trading institutions.