Dezjorn International runs several awards/grants and programs under a charitable philosophy called “MillionollarSmile”. This portion of the company is carefully and strategically handled as not for profit to educate, empower and inspire the community. Founding CEO Dezjorn Gauthier, J.M. states “the MillionDollarSmile concept launched because the best form of payment is a smile and we will work to reach a million smiles a day”. In 2017 Dezjorn International LLC officially partnered with #GivingTuesday, a global movement in all 50 states and in countries worldwide, where millions of people demonstrate the common capacity to give. Your donations, whether is monetary or untangible, helps bring a smile to millions of people across the world. Thank you!
PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
Jevon Martin Technology Lab (donated by Princess Janae Place)- coming soon
Back 2 School Events
**Supplies is accepted year round. Supplies can be sent to Dezjorn Int’l HQ in Wisconsin. Tax deductible
AWARDS & GRANTS
Dezjorn R. Gauthier Academic Award
The annual DRG Academic award was established in 2015 in honor of the CEO himself. Sir Gauthier has a strong belief in academics and scholarly study, “If I can ignite one more educated flame, thats one more light making the world a brighter place” states Gauthier. The award is granted for transgender students of color pursuing an education in criminal justice and legal studies at an academic level beginning with high school seniors through graduate studies. The award is one of the highest recognized by Dezjorn International LLC. Award is based on career goals, character, recommendations, academic record, and resume/activities/volunteer.
Dates: April 1, 2018
Winner Announced: April 21, 2018
Dezjorn International Travel Sponsorship
Winner Announced: Dom Chilko, Minnesota (2017)
Dezjorn R. Gauthier Surgery Grant
Dates: April 20-May 1, 2018
Top Final Round 2017 Candidates are Trenton, Sincere, and Kiowa. If you are interested in sponsoring a candidate please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy J. Carr Academic Award
Winner Announced October 2, 2017 (and recognized at Manniversary Gala 2018): Kodi Ernwein
On July 23, 2015 Dorothy Carr was diagnosed with Stage Four Cancer in her colon which slowly spread to her liver and kidneys. Ms. Carr has always been a fighter from civil rights to her battle of cancer.
On Nov 1, 2016 the Dorothy J. Carr Fund was established by youngest son, Dezjorn Gauthier, to promote education among youth of color in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Dorothy believed that every child can strive for excellence.
Today, we remember the legacy of Dorothy J Carr who passed on 11/12/16.
Dezjorn International is proud to announce The Dorothy J. Carr Academic Award promoting education in African American youth in Milwaukee, WI.