Francisco Domenech of Politank Receives an Award.

He is a managing partner at Politank. The organization specializes in bridging the gap between the public and private sector. It is based in Puerto Rico. It helps the Puerto Ricans to understand various public policies that affect them and their businesses. The workforce at Politank is composed of highly qualified individuals that offer advice on government affairs. The firm was established after research showed that many people do not have knowledge of how the government operates. Over the years, the company has represented fortune 100 clients on various legislative issues. Politank is also involved in various activities of giving back to the society. Some of the groups that have benefited from its donations include the Clinton Foundation, the Puerto Rico Museum of Arts, and several academic seminars. Francisco Domenech was awarded during the 40 under 40 event in 2016. The event recognizes the young entrepreneurs who have stood out in their work. Read more about Domenech at

The 2016 event was unique. The organizers of the ceremony allowed the business readers to take part in the voting process. The readers used the online platforms to vote for the best candidate. According to the organizers, the move was meant to promote democracy. The award is one of the most prestigious in the Puerto Rico’s business community. Despite the many challenges in the business environment in Puerto Rico, many businesses have remained resilient over the years. A significant number of businesses changed their locations from Puerto Rico to other areas which were conducive for business. The nominees of the award were featured on the Caribbean Business website. Unlike in the past years, professionals drawn various industries in the economy were also recognized. Some of the areas where the nominees were drawn include healthcare, engineering, and agriculture. Usually, the votes earned by each nominee are kept as a secret by the organizers. However, the number was disclosed during the 2016 event. Visit:


Betsy DeVos and Her Philanthropy Work

Betsy DeVos is an activist and is known for her campaign for education reform. She has done great work in the education sector, especially with her school choice advocacy. Because of this movement, today there are 250,000 students in 33 publicly funded, private choice programs in 17 states and District of Columbia. In last year alone, educational-choice programs for students expanded by 40,000. A few years back, Betsy started the Great Lakes Education Project in Michigan. The aim of this political action committee was to promote education reform by expanding charter schools across the state. The project was successful, and they expanded it nationally as American Federation for Children. There are also several supporters of school choice who work hand in hand with the Alliance for school choice. Follow Betsy DeVos on

Betsy pursues reforms through several nonprofit roles. She chairs the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation which she founded with her husband, Dick Devos. Other than the foundation, Betsy has a broad range of charitable interests. She is a member of various local and national boards including, Kids Hope USA, Mars Hill Bible Church, and The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. Betsy is also the chairperson of other charitable institutions such as the Alliance for School Choice and at the American Federation for Children. Betsy and her husband began this charity towards education by supporting individual students. Their passion towards helping needy students grew when they visited the Potter’s House Christian School which had been part of Grand Rapids for many years but with a lot of low-income families. The more they kept visiting the school, the more the desire to help those low-income families grew and the couple still supports the Potter’s House up to date. Later on, Betsy started a foundation that offered scholarships to low-income parents. Betsy ran the program when her husband was on the State Board of Education in Michigan. However, they saw that the scholarships were never going to address the real problem entirely and that’s when she involved herself more with the educational- choice movement.

Currently, Mrs. Betsy DeVos serves as the chairperson of the Windquest Group, a private company that invests in clean energy, technology, and manufacturing. Betsy co-founded Windquest in 1989 together with her husband. Betsy joined politics back in school where she was involved in campus politics. She has led several political action committees, party organizations and campaigns. Betsy DeVos has even served as the chairperson of Michigan Republican Party. Her husband, Dick is also a reformer and politician who served as a nominated Michigan’s Governor under Republican party in 2006. Mrs. DeVos says her greatest success has been in Florida where there is an ever growing number of learners under the school choice program.

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