Louis DeJoy & Aldona Woś Family Foundation Announces Leadership Pledge for Victims of Communism Museum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2022
Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2022) — The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is proud to announce the leadership pledge of $2,000,000 from the Louis DeJoy & Aldona Woś Family Foundation towards the Victims of Communism Museum in Washington, DC.
“We are incredibly thankful for the Louis DeJoy & Aldona Woś Family Foundation’s pledged commitment to the Victims of Communism Museum, which will serve as the free world’s central hub for the remembrance of the more than 100 million people who suffered and died under communist ideology, and the more than 1.5 billion people still living under its oppressive yoke,” said VOC’s President and CEO, Ambassador Andrew Bremberg.
Ambassador Woś and Mr. DeJoy have been key allies and supporters of VOC since 2006 with Ambassador Woś serving on its board since 2009. Ambassador Woś’ father fought in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and was a survivor of the Flossenburg concentration camp. She was born in Poland and obtained a medical degree from Warsaw Medical Academy. From 2004 to 2006 she served as the United States Ambassador to Estonia. Subsequently, she served as North Carolina’s Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and currently serves as the Interim President of the Institute of World Politics. Presently, her husband serves as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States.
Ambassador Woś said of their contribution, “We wanted Americans to be inspired by the stories of the heroic men and women who resisted this deadly ideology that brought immense suffering to the country of my birth. I remember being in Warsaw’s Victory Square in 1979 and hearing St. Pope John Paul II cry out to the Holy Spirit to ‘renew the face of the earth.’ Stories and heroes like this need to be known. We hope that our giving will inspire others to give to this critical educational venture.”
Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is an educational, research, and human rights nonprofit devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to pursuing the freedom of the more than 1.5 billion people still living under totalitarian regimes.