Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation News

DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 2022 Greensboro Science Center “Wings & Wild Things” Event

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was a Ruby Sponsor for the 2022 Greensboro Science Center’s “Wings & Wild Things” event held on May 12, 2022, which raised over $102,000.

Over 350 guests previewed the new Cole Family Monarch Conservation Center and Butterfly House, as well as the Amazing Butterflies maze. Both attractions are now open to the public.

Established in 1957, the Greensboro Science Center is an aquarium, museum and zoo located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Center is committed to excellence in science education by providing the community with a dynamic, experiential and family-focused attraction designed to inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world. The Greensboro Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums.

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DeJoy\Wos Family Foundation Sponsors 8th Annual Kentucky Derby Classic Benefiting Make-A-Wish

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 8th annual Kentucky Derby Classic which was held on May 7, 2022. The event raised over $360,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina.

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 19th Annual Greensboro Oyster Roast

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was proud to be a Diamond Sponsor for the 19th Annual Greensboro Oyster Roast held on April 29, 2022, which raised $397,897. The Oyster Roast is the primary annual fundraising event for Family Service of the Piedmont.

Family Service of the Piedmont serves more than 18,000 local children and adults each year, addressing issues of domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors Freedom House Annual Awards and 80th Anniversary

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.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Continues its Support of IWP with Major Contribution at Greensboro Event

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation made a $100,000 contribution to the Institute of World Politics. The Greensboro event held on April 28, 2022 had over 100 in attendance and included guest speakers from IWP, Dr. James Robbins, Interim Dean of Academics and Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder, President Emeritus and Chancellor. Select this link to view photos from the event.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation sponsors the Greensboro Police Foundation’s “The Blue Salute” 

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was proud to be the Title Sponsor, for the Greensboro Police Foundation’s “The Blue Salute.”  The event was held on April 22, 2022 and raised $165,000 which will go a long way toward supporting the many initiatives in the areas of police training, equipment, and technology; officer well-being and recognition; and community partnerships and advocacy.

The event featured exhibits and demonstrations of cutting-edge police technology and equipment.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Supports the Wounded Warrior Project

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.

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Louis DeJoy and Dr. Aldona Woś Establish Additional Elon Odyssey Program Scholarships

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.

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Our Lady of Mercy Academy creates Dr. Aldona Woś ’73 Scholarship

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.

DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 2022 Junior Achievement of the Triad Business Leaders Hall of Fame

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.

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