As apart of our charitable philosophy in 2018 Dezjorn International LLC opened, it’s non-profit, The Dezjorn International Foundation and publicly announced by Founder’s Mr. & Mrs. Gauthier. Our mission is to educate, empower, and inspire people of marginalized communities to advance equality and equal opportunity. 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. Helping raise over $19k it was then we knew it was time to open our non profit. Your donations, whether is monetary or untangible, helps bring millions of smiles to people across the world and create equal opportunities. Thank you!
PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
ReTies– A program designed to eliminate barriers in employment for low-income transgender men entering or re-entering the workforce by providing gently used ties and job readiness services.
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: May 1, 2019 – May 7, 2019
Winner Announced: May 22, 2019
Dezjorn International Travel Sponsorship
Event: Black Trans Advocacy Conference
Dates: March 1-17, 2020
Winner Announced: March 20, 2020
Lailani M., NY | Sabastian R, NY | Marcus R, GA | Jazielle, CA (2019)
Ky’Cere Vasquez, Texas (2018)
Dom Chilko, Minnesota (2017)
Dezjorn R. Gauthier Surgery Grant
Dates: CLOSED due to Funding
Top Final Round 2017 Candidates are Trenton, Sincere, and Kiowa. If you are interested in sponsoring a candidate please contact our office at email@example.com
Dorothy J. Carr Academic Award
Winner Announced October 2, 2019 (and recognized at Manniversary Gala 2019):
Kodi Ernwein (2017)
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.