Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation News

DeJoy-Wos Leadership Scholars Complete TFAS Summer Programs in Washington, D.C., Funded by the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation

2021 DeJoy-Wos Leadership Scholars

In the fourth of a five-year gift funded through the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation and organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), one scholarship was awarded to an Estonia student and eight were awarded to 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.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 2021 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 41st Annual Business Leaders Hall of Fame held January 26, 2021. 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 2021 event inducted Don Flow, Chairman & CEO of Flow Companies Inc. and Robert E. Long Jr., Partner at Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC 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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IWP Students Receive the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Woś Family Foundation Scholarship

Two incoming Institute of World Politics (IWP) students are the recipients of the prestigious DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Scholarship.

This scholarship was established at IWP in 2017 thanks to the generosity of Louis DeJoy and Amb. Aldona Woś. Through a $1 million gift, they made possible scholarship funds for IWP students for ten years. The DEJOY\WOS 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.

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Eight North Carolina College Students Receive Prestigious DeJoy-Wos Scholarships to Participate in TFAS Virtual Summer

In the third of a five-year gift funded through the DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation and organized by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), eight North Carolina students were awarded scholarships to participate in the TFAS Virtual Summer, an interactive online program that connects students across the United States with virtual internships in Washington, D.C. and courses with academic credit provided through George Mason University.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 2020 Junior Achievement of the Triad Business Leaders Hall of Fame

2020 Honorees – Robert J. Brown and Kathy Manning

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation continued their support of Junior Achievement of the Triad by sponsoring the 40th Annual Business Leaders Hall of Fame held January 28, 2020. 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 2020 event inducted Robert J. Brown and Kathy Manning into the Business Leaders Hall of Fame. The annual event has been conducted since 1980 (see High Point Enterprise News Article).

In 2018, Louis DeJoy was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors Launch of The Burr Center

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr pledges his Congressional papers to Wake Forest University, his alma mater.

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation is proud to announce its support as a founding sponsor of The Burr Center for Legislative Studies at Wake Forest University. In appreciation of U.S. Senator Richard Burr’s achievements, character and honorable representation of his district, state and alma mater, Wake Forest University has created an educational program focused on an underappreciated segment of democracy ― the intensive process of lawmaking.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors Triumph of Liberty Gala Dinner

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).

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Amb. Aldona Wos Joins Delegation to Meet with President Trump in the Oval Office

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.”

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