The Louis DeJoy & Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation supports a diverse number of projects and organizations that enhance the physical, economic and social elements of communities.
Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos
The Louis DeJoy & Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation Wednesday Pro-Am
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is a proud sponsor of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship. Founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, the Wyndham Championship is played annually at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC, and has been creating significant charitable impact for the greater good of the Piedmont Triad community. Their focus on inspiring the next generation through education and supporting community development is aligned with the initiatives of the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation.
The family’s support of the Wyndham Championship began in 2008 when Louis DeJoy was Chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics, and the family foundation has continued that support since 2015.
Select this link to view photos from the 2018 Wednesday Pro-Am.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is a sponsor of the Winston-Salem Open, a men’s professional tennis tournament played on the ATP Tour at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The family has supported the Winston-Salem Open since its debut in 2011 when Louis DeJoy was Chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics, and the family foundation has continued that support since 2015.
At the 2018 Winston-Salem Open, the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation hosted children and their families from the United Way of Greensboro, the City of Greensboro, the Elon Village Families, and the Elon Odyssey Scholars.
Select this link to view photos from the event.
Greensboro Science Center – Greensboro, NC
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation supports the Greensboro Science Center, a science museum and zoological park established in 1957 and located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 2008, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums.
Family Service of the Piedmont
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is a sponsor of the Greensboro Oyster Roast, the primary annual fundraising event for Family Service of the Piedmont. The organization is the largest private nonprofit agency of its kind in Guilford County, NC, empowering individuals and families in crisis through quality support services, advocacy and education. For 2018, the family foundation is a diamond sponsor of the event.
United Way of
Greater Greensboro and
Greater High Point
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation has long supported the outstanding efforts of both the Greensboro and High Point United Way. The organization’s primary focus is reducing poverty by leading long-term solutions that meet the unique needs of the people in the community who struggle to obtain basic needs through community impact programs that promote and improve education, financial stability, and health.
Family Success Center
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation supports the Family Success Center initiative of the United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG).
In March 2015, United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) launched the pilot of the first Family Success Center with Guilford Child Development (GCD) as the lead partner. GCD serves as the trusted leader and provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for 1,200 children and their families living in poverty across Guilford County. Twenty percent of adults and over twenty-five percent of children in Greensboro live in poverty, while the national average is 15.5%.
The Family Success Center was established on a foundation of national best practices. The program uses the Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) approach to meet the complex needs of families challenged by poverty.
The inaugural Family Success Center served 104 families through partnerships with 28 organizations providing comprehensive services at a single location. Family Success Center members demonstrated higher rates of growth on 26 of 29 indicators of self-sufficiency and stability as compared to a demographically similar comparison group.
Junior Achievement of the Triad
Junior Achievement of the Triad provides students with experiences that promote the skills, understanding, and perspectives needed to succeed in a global economy and to become productive contributing members of society – a mission shared by the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation.
Junior Achievement facilitates partnerships between schools, investors and volunteers to inspire and prepare K-12 students for economic success by providing programs in the core content areas of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
Junior Achievement of the Triad reaches more than 18,000 students per year and partners with businesses, educators, and policymakers around the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina seeking to expand workforce development and economic development.
On January 23, 2018, Louis DeJoy was inducted into Junior Achievement of the Triad’s Business Leaders Hall of Fame (see News Release and Video). Hall of Fame inductees are visionary businessmen and women who are recognized and honored for shaping the Piedmont Triad North Carolina economic landscape.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation continues its support of Junior Achievement of the Triad by sponsoring the 2019 Business Leaders Hall of Fame event held on January 29, 2019. The 2019 event inducts Debra and “Smitty” Smith, and Susan and Eric Wiseman, into the Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is proud to support the Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) BUILD ON OPPORTUNITY Capital Campaign to develop a new headquarters and Capstone facility.
Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) is a Charlotte-Metro region organization that focuses on creating, improving, and sustaining financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship skills in local youth through classroom and experiential programming and blended learning initiatives. JACC offers 60 years of local experience training youth and providing direct connections between the education and business communities, engaging over 4,000 volunteers to reach nearly 45,000 students annually – shaping the future of local students and the community.
Greensboro Police Foundation
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation has made a 5-year pledge to support the Greensboro Police Foundation. The mission of the Greensboro Police Foundation is to supplement funding for innovative police programs, equipment and technology that make the Greensboro, NC community a safer place to live, work and visit.
This 2018-2022 commitment by the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation will help to supplement and enhance existing resources to make the Greensboro Police Department better, stronger and safer by helping to fund programs that include:
- Cutting edge equipment, training and technology to fight crime
- Officer safety, wellness and recognition
- Community partnerships and advocacy
Our goal is to help the Greensboro Police Department become a national model of exceptional policing—through private sector support that contributes to the development of an innovative, technologically-advanced police force that optimally engages with the community.
Matt Brown Learn-to-Swim Endowment
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is proud to support the Matt Brown Learn-to-Swim Endowment at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The goal of the program is to teach every second-grade child attending North Carolina’s Guilford County public schools to swim.
In the United States, only four out of ten children know how to swim and drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury death. The privately-funded endowment enables the Greensboro Aquatic Center to contract with certified life-saving skills instructors, recruit guest appearances by well-known Olympic swimmers advocating Learn-to-Swim programs and provide transportation for students between schools and the Greensboro Aquatic Center.