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Louis DeJoy & Aldona Wos Family Foundation Gives $500K to TFAS Leadership Scholars Program

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The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation has pledged $500,000 in support of the TFAS 50th Anniversary Liberty + Leadership Campaign. Funding from the Foundation will go toward our initiative to create the Leadership Scholars Program.

TFAS Students line up to meet with the Hon. Aldona Wos, former U.S. ambassador to Estonia, following a 2017 guest lecture.

Over the next five years, the Foundation will provide an annual gift of $100,000 in scholarships for students attending TFAS programs in Washington, D.C. $90,000 of the annual support will be prioritized for students from North Carolina with financial need. $10,000 will be given annually as a full scholarship to a student from Estonia. The DeJoy-Wos Leadership Scholars will spend eight weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C., where they will hold internships in government and private sector organizations and take classes at George Mason University.

Since 2006, the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation has generously provided scholarships to more than 80 deserving TFAS students. Their support of the new Leadership Scholars Program will allow even more highly-qualified young leaders to enroll in TFAS’s transformational programs.

North Carolina businessman Louis DeJoy delivers remarks during a TFAS scholarship dinner in 2014. Through the TFAS Leadership Scholars Program, DeJoy and his wife Aldona Wos have committed $500,000 to TFAS scholarships over the next five years.

“Scholarships are the number one priority of our campaign,” said TFAS President Roger Ream (ICPES 76). “This gift is an investment in the young people of North Carolina and Estonia, offering students with leadership ability the opportunity to gain real-world experience in our nation’s capital, along with the chance to learn more about the institutions of American government.”

Based in Greensboro, North Carolina., the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation provides opportunities for individuals to advance their education, explore career options, broaden their horizons, forge lasting relationships and become engaged contributors to American society.

Louis DeJoy is an accomplished American entrepreneur, business executive and philanthropist who is the former chairman and chief executive officer of New Breed Logistics and the current president of LDJ Global Strategies based in Greensboro, North Carolina. He also serves as a member of the TFAS Board of Trustees.

The Honorable Dr. Aldona Wos is vice chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, former U.S. ambassador to Estonia, former secretary of North Carolina Health and Human Services and retired physician. She is a frequent guest lecturer to TFAS students, speaking to them about the Polish experience during World War II and the importance of protecting freedom.

The TFAS 50th Anniversary Liberty + Leadership Campaign is a $25 million, multi-year campaign to engage and energize a leadership force advancing the cause of liberty for decades to come. Through the new Leadership Scholars Program – one of five campaign initiatives – TFAS will attract the most outstanding college students around the country by providing full-tuition scholarships. To learn more about the Leadership Scholars Program and the TFAS 50th Anniversary Liberty + Leadership Campaign, visit www.TeachingFreedom.org

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