DeVos Donates Her Entire Salary To Special Needs Charities

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Rob Shimshock Education Reporter
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to donate her $199,700 salary to charities dedicated to education and special needs students.

DeVos’ will split her paycheck among Dreams Soar, which encourages girls to enter STEM, Kids Hope USA, which aids at-risk youth, Special Olympics, which assists the disabled, and Vision to Learn, which gives poor children glasses, reported Fox News.

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget plan would strip Special Olympics of $12.5 million, according to Politico. Athletes and program officials from the group lobbied Tuesday for funding on Capitol Hill.

The donation is not the Education Secretary’s only unique habit where her wallet is concerned. As of late 2017, DeVos had only filed for $184 in travel reimbursement. (RELATED: Newsweek Art Suggests DeVos Uses Tax Dollars For Travel, When She Doesn’t)

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