The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation was proud to be the Title Sponsor, with Louis DeJoy and Amb. Aldona Wos designated as Honorary Chairs, for the Greensboro Police Foundation’s inaugural signature event, “The Blue Salute.” The event is held on October 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Proximety Hotel in Greensboro, NC.
The event featured exhibits and demonstrations of cutting-edge police technology and equipment. Guests also enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, cocktails, and live music.
Dr. Aldona Wos, former ambassador to Estonia, moderated a question-and-answer session with Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Nikki Haley was the featured speaker during Elon University’s Fall Convocation in what was the first in the university’s 2019-20 Speaker Series.
Drawing from her experiences growing up a minority in South Carolina, a state she would later lead as governor, Nikki Haley said she learned to focus on the similarities between people, not the differences. It was a lesson she said she would later lean upon as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations as she looked to find common ground while promoting the country’s values and interests.
The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation is proud to continue its funding to the Patriot Foundation and sponsorship of their 17th Annual Soldiers Appreciation Dinner, held on September 21, 2019 at the Pinehurst Resort Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Corporate and foundation sponsors were honored at the dinner.
Founded in 2003, the Patriot Foundation supports families of servicemen and women killed, wounded, injured, or seriously ill, in the Global War on Terrorism.
The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation has sponsored the Wyndham Championship and Wednesday Pro-Am for twelve consecutive years. The Foundation proudly sponsors The Louis DeJoy & Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation Wednesday Pro-Am where you golf alongside a PGA TOUR player. This year’s winner was North Carolina native J.T. Poston, who was the first person since 1974 to win the 72-hole tournament without any bogeys or worse.
DeJoy-Wos Leadership Scholars at the 2019 TFAS summer program closing ceremony – August 1, 2019.
In the second of a five-year gift funded through the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation and organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), one full scholarship was awarded to an Estonia student and full and partial scholarships were awarded to 10 North Carolina students, with priority given to students with financial need. The students interned with government agencies, media outlets, businesses and nonprofit organizations, while attending courses with academic credit provided through George Mason University.
Thirteen North Carolina students at this summer’s Eastern Music Festival have received scholarships from the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation. The scholarship funding comes from $20,000 that the Greensboro-based foundation gave to EMF. This marks the foundation’s fourth year of support. Wos is a former U.S. ambassador to Estonia and former secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. DeJoy was the chief executive officer of High Point-based New Breed Logistics and XPO Logistics’ supply chain business in the Americas. He is now president of LDJ Global Strategies, a strategic real estate investment and consulting company. For 58 summers, EMF has provided classical music instruction to students from around the world, under the artistic direction of Gerard Schwarz.
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce TFAS Trustee and North Carolina business leader Louis DeJoy and his wife Dr. Aldona Wos have provided $100,000 in scholarship funding to enable students in North Carolina and Estonia to attend TFAS D.C. Summer Programs. In the second of a five-year gift funded through the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation, one full scholarship is awarded to a student from Estonia and full and partial scholarships are awarded to North Carolina students, with priority given to students with financial need. Through TFAS programs, the students will intern with government agencies, media outlets, businesses and nonprofit organizations, while attending courses with academic credit provided through George Mason University.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is a proud benefactor of the Vice President’s Residence Foundation, a charitable organization established in 1991 to help raise money to promote and support the historical preservation and furnishing of the official residence of the Vice President of the United States, located at the Naval Observatory. Built in 1893, the private residence at Number One Observatory Circle features Queen Anne-style architecture and is just 2.5 miles from the White House.
For 30 years, it served as the home of the superintendent of the US Naval Observatory; then in 1923, it became the official residence for the head of the Navy. In 1974, Congress designated the house as the home of the vice president. Every vice president has lived there since Mondale, bringing their own unique touch to the home’s 9,150 square feet.
The DeJoy\Wos Family Foundation made a contribution to show its support for Bennett College and the “Stand with Bennett” campaign to help maintain the local college’s accreditations. With a $5 million goal and February 1 internal deadline, Bennett College announced Monday, February 4 that it had not only met but surpassed their goal. Thanks to over 11,000 donors during the six-week fundraising timeframe, Bennett raised $8.2 million in support of keeping the college accredited. With Bennett beating their goal by 60 percent, the college is well-positioned for the upcoming accreditation appeal hearing as well as longer term financial stability.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation continue their support of Junior Achievement of the Triad by sponsoring the 2019 Business Leaders Hall of Fame held January 29, 2019. 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 2019 event inducted Debra and “Smitty” Smith, and Susan and Eric Wiseman, 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.