The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was a Champion of Freedom Sponsor for the Freedom House Annual Awards and 80th Anniversary Celebration on May 4, 2022.
For 80 years, Freedom House has worked to defend and expand freedom globally. To help create a world where all people are free, Freedom House identifies threats to freedom, spurs collective action to counter those threats, and supports activists working to defend and expand freedom.
Since 1943, Freedom House has recognized outstanding leaders who have championed freedom and democracy.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is proud to be an Empower Sponsor of the Mingle for the Mission event to be held on May 21, 2022 benefitting Wounded Warrior Project.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Since 2003, WWP has been a tireless advocate for our Nation’s finest, improving the lives of millions of warriors and their families. WWP is transforming the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities. Warriors never pay a penny for programs—because they paid their dues on the battlefield. WWP’s free services in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care change lives. WWP is committed to helping injured veterans achieve their highest ambition. When they’re ready to start their next mission, WWP stands ready to serve.
Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy and his wife Dr. Aldona Woś of Greensboro, North Carolina, have made a second generous endowment gift to assist students with high financial need from Title I schools in Guilford County. Their gift is part of the $250 million Elon LEADS Campaign.
The gift from the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation will add four scholarships to the DeJoy-Woś Odyssey Scholars Endowment, bringing the total number of scholarships to 16.
The DeJoy-Wos Odyssey Scholars Endowment was established in 2018 following an initial lead gift from Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy and his wife Dr. Aldona Woś, of Greensboro, North Carolina. The couple are passionate about making an Elon education possible for highly motivated students attending Title I schools in Guilford County—students who would be unable to enroll at Elon without significant financial assistance.
Our Lady of Mercy Academy created the Dr. Aldona Woś ’73 Scholarship as part of their Towering to New Heights – Fortifying our Legacy capital campaign. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis. Read more about the scholarship here. Dr. Aldona Woś graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in 1973. In 2021, the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation contributed $300,000 to Our Lady of Mercy Academy.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation continued their support of Junior Achievement of the Triad by sponsoring the 42nd Annual Business Leaders Hall of Fame held January 25, 2022. Junior Achievement of the Triad’s Business Leaders Hall of Fame is an event to recognize and honor the professional accomplishments of visionary businessmen and women who have shaped the Triad’s economic landscape.
The 2022 event inducted Chancellor Harrold L. Martin Sr. of NC A&T State University and Derek Ellington of Wells Fargo into the Business Leaders Hall of Fame. The annual event has been conducted since 1980.
In 2018, Louis DeJoy was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation made a $10,000 contribution to the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation.
Since 1997, the Foundation has brought essential medical care to families throughout the Holy Land. The Foundation works to support Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem, a state-of-the-art women and infants hospital located just 1,500 steps from the birthplace of Christ. To date, over 75,000 infants have been born at Holy Family Hospital, and thousands more have been touched by its lifesaving care. The Foundation serves to promote its Catholic values of preserving life, fostering peace, and bringing hope to those without a voice.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation continued their support of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) by sponsoring the 55th annual Citation Award Dinner on November 10, 2021. The event honored Betty Cone and Kitty and Earl Congdon with the Citation Award.
The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. NCCJ celebrates the diversity of races, religions, cultures, genders, abilities & sexual orientations.
Three Institute of World Politics students were awarded the prestigious Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship in 2021.
Established in 2017 through a generous $1 million gift by Louis DeJoy and Amb. Aldona Woś, this scholarship will be available to exemplary IWP students up to 2027. The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship provides up to full tuition per semester for recent college graduates who demonstrate significant academic, professional, or personal achievement, as well as a history of leadership and an overall potential to succeed in IWP’s rigorous course of study.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Institute of World Politics (IWP) annual Chancellor’s Council Dinner held in conjunction with the 30th (+1) Anniversary Gala at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 27, 2021. Nearly 300 IWP supporters, alumni, students, faculty members and friends were able to celebrate in-person after the 30th Anniversary celebration was derailed by the pandemic in 2020.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation proudly supports the Winston-Salem Open, a men’s professional tennis tournament played on the ATP Tour at Wake Forest University. The tournament returned at full capacity after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation supports a diverse number of projects and organizations that enhance the physical, economic and social elements of communities. The Winston-Salem Open embodies collaboration and success in our community, and is aligned with the initiatives of the DeJoy/Wos Family Foundation.