Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation News

DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 33rd Annual TFAS Scholarship Dinner

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was a “Reception Sponsor” for the 33rd Annual TFAS Scholarship Dinner, which was held on July 12, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Funds raised by this annual dinner support scholarships for highly qualified, ambitious student leaders to attend our transformational TFAS D.C. Summer Programs track on Business + Government Relations. This comprehensive program includes: courses on economics and government relations for transferable credit; guaranteed internships with government affairs offices of notable corporations, trade associations and lobbying firms in the D.C. area; and unparalleled access to networking and professional development opportunities including special guest lectures, site briefings, a mentorship program and more.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation contributed $10,000 to The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro’s annual campaign.

The Arts Council of Greater Greensboro is a community-supported nonprofit organization and the largest public and private alliance dedicated to sustaining our local arts economy. Their mission is to cultivate an inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant community through the support, promotion, and expansion of the arts.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors Freedom House’s Annual Awards

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was a Champion of Freedom Sponsor for the Freedom House’s Annual Awards held on May 9, 2023.

For more than 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 Sponsors 9th Annual Kentucky Derby Classic Benefiting Make-A-Wish

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the 9th annual Kentucky Derby Classic which was held on May 6, 2023. The event raised over $351,000.

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 20th Annual Greensboro Oyster Roast

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was proud to be a Diamond Sponsor for the 20th Annual Greensboro Oyster Roast held on April 28, 2023. 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 62nd International Red Cross Ball

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was a Grand Patron Sponsor for the 62nd International Red Cross Ball held on March 18, 2023 in Palm Beach, FL.

Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross provides support to those affected by disasters in the United States, provides support for members of the military and their families, collects, processes and distributes blood, provides health and safety education and training, and provides international relief and development.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 2023 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 43rd Annual Business Leaders Hall of Fame held January 24, 2023. 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 2023 event inducted Ursula Dudley Oglesby 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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Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum Receives Major Gift From The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation In Support Of Building For Tomorrow Capital Campaign

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation supported The Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum through a $125,000 pledge commitment towards its current capital campaign effort, “Building for Tomorrow”. The donation will be used to fund a makeover of the Museum’s Post Office Exhibit.

The “Building for Tomorrow” campaign was launched in late 2021 with the Goal of raising $2.05MM to support investments in critical facility infrastructure and exhibit improvements. The Campaign is currently at over 90% of its goal.

MBCM, located in the cultural district of downtown Greensboro, is a 37,000-square-foot facility, with more than 20 permanent exhibitions devoted to experimental learning. Children learn from hands-on activities that contribute to their growth, play, creation, and exploration. After its initial opening, MBCM expanded its offerings to include outdoor exploration and STEM activities. Learn more at www.mbcmuseum.com.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Supports the Supreme Court Historical Society & The DACOR Bacon House Foundation

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation was a “Founding Friend Sponsor” of the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Historic DACOR Bacon House event, which was held on November 16, 2022. The dinner event featured patriotic philanthropist, author, speaker, and television host, David M. Rubenstein who moderated a discussion with Marshall biographer, Fromm Professor of International Law, Joel Richard Paul, and Former U.S. Solicitor General, The Honorable Theodore B. Olson.

The Friends of the Historic DACOR Bacon House was established in 2021 to support the preservation of a singularly unique house – not only a respected center for the study and furtherance of American diplomacy, but a monument to a close and continuing connection to the Supreme Court. Originally built in 1825, the DACOR Bacon House is an outstanding example of Federal period architecture, one of only a few in the President’s Neighborhood.

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DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation Sponsors 2022 Citation Award Dinner

The DEJOY\WOS Family Foundation continued their support of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) by sponsoring the 56th annual Citation Award Dinner on November 9, 2022. The event honored Addy & Paul Jeffrey and Linda & Tom Sloan with the Citation Award.

The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. NCCJ celebrates the diversity of races, religions, cultures, genders, abilities & sexual orientations.

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