Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
The annual VOC Triumph of Liberty Gala Dinner and presentation of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, held at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Victims of Communism (VOC) Memorial Foundation’s annual Triumph of Liberty Gala Dinner and presentation of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, held at Union Station in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 2019.
The Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is awarded each year to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny. The 2019 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom recipient is His Excellency Joachim Gauck, former president of the Federal Republic of Germany (2012-2017).
Ambassador Aldona Wos (far left) with President Donald Trump and a delegation of victims of communism in the White House Oval Office. PHOTO CREDIT: Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
On November 7, 2019, the White House commemorated the National Day for the Victims of Communism. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) organized a delegation of victims of communism, which included Ambassador Aldona Wos, to meet with President Trump in the Oval Office.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is a non-profit educational organization, authorized by a unanimous Act of Congress in 1993 for the purpose of “educating Americans about the ideology, history and legacy of communism.”
The DEJOY\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 DEJOY\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 DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation supports initiatives and organizations that shape and advocate public policy in a free society. Since 2009, the foundation has supported the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which through its three Impact Centers — Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and its Engagement Agenda – focuses on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
In addition to the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation’s ongoing support and engagement, Louis DeJoy and Ambassador Aldona Wos were honored to attend a private luncheon reception with former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush on September 7, 2019.
The Foundation Hosts Reception for Elon University’s Elon Village Families and Elon Odyssey Scholars
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation has supported the Winston-Salem Open, a men’s professional tennis tournament played on the ATP Tour at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, since its debut in 2011. Louis DeJoy began sponsoring the event when he was Chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics, and in 2015 continued the sponsorship through the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation.
In addition to sponsoring the Winston-Salem Open, the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation hosted a reception for groups of children and their families from Elon University’s Elon Village Families and Elon Odyssey Scholars. Select this link to view photos from the reception.
The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation has sponsored the Wyndham Championship and Wednesday Pro-Am for twelve consecutive years. The Foundation proudly sponsors The DEJOY\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 DEJOY\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 DEJOY\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.