Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation News

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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Louis DeJoy & Amb. Aldona Wos – Title Sponsors & Honorary Chairs of “The Blue Salute,” the Greensboro Police Foundation’s Signature Event

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.

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Dr. Aldona Wos and Nikki Hayley Kick Off Elon University’s 2019-2020 Speaker Series

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.

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The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Supports the Patriot Foundation and Sponsors their 17th Annual Soldiers Appreciation Dinner

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.

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The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Continues its Support of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

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.

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