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- 100% of your donation helps HBCU scholars and their schools.
- In excess of $65 million raised through fundraising and donor development initiatives
- More than 29,000 students have benefited from support
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School of the Month
The School of the Month Program is the signature program of the Foundation. Annually, the Foundation selects 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with which to partner. During the partnership, we raise funds in support of student scholarships and other initiatives to help sustain the HBCU.
Support Your Favorite HBCU
The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) has made a difference in the lives of more than 29,000 HBCU students’ since 1998. Join us in our continued efforts to make a difference to sustain our schools.
Your donation will allow TJF to continue its mission and the gift you receive will allow you to help a young adult in your community prepare for college. Please complete the form below and submit your tax deductible gift to continue the legacy.
The Hercules Scholarship formerly the Brotha’s On the Move Scholarship is now named after Tom Joyner’s late father Hercules L. Joyner. This scholarship embodies and celebrates successful male students attending HBCUs. Students selected for this scholarship must exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and community services. They must be a male, enrolled as a full time student and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. All students are selected to be Hercules Scholars through the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month program. The students are also announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show every Thursday.
TJF Full Ride Scholarship
The Tom Joyner Foundation’s ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
“The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show. “So, I want to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.”
Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Albert Joyner, one of the nation’s most successful owners of McDonald’s franchises and philanthropist and Tom Joyner’s brother, the Tom Joyner Foundation has created the Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship to help support students attending his alma mater, Tuskegee University.
He passed away in Jackson, Mississippi onWednesday June 3, 2015. He was 69.
Joyner was a fervent family man and is survived by his wife, Danita, and four children – Michael, Allison, Danielle and Albert Jr. He is also survived by his brother, Tom, and nephews Thomas Joyner, Jr. and Oscar Joyner.
Known for his dry wit and keen business acumen, he bought his first McDonald’s franchise in Mobile, Alabama. With the success of this first restaurant, he formed My Joy, Inc. and went on to own numerous franchises in Birmingham and Jackson, Mississippi. Mack Wilbourn, one of the first minority McDonald’s franchises in the Southeast, as well as Joyner’s mentor and friend, has said that one of his greatest accomplishments was mentoring Albert Joyner.
Always with an eye to make something happen – Albert collaborated with his brother to break the regional record for the most cars served in a McDonald’s drive-through in an hour at one of his Jackson Mississippi locations. At the end of the hour, 419 cars had been served, breaking the previous record of 288 at a Baton Rouge McDonald’s.Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Albert Joyner attended Tuskegee Institute High School and graduated from the famed Tuskegee University (née Institute), majoring in physical education.
If you wish to send a check, please make your check payable to the “Tom Joyner Foundation” and in the memo field on the check, write “Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship. You may send the check to the following address: Tom Joyner Foundation c/o Al Joyner Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 630495, Irving, TX 75063-0495.
Annie Lee Memorial Arts Scholarship
For Annie Lee, art become a way for her to tell stories about the world around her. In some of her work, you can see how she has captured a scene she has personally witnessed. In other pieces, you see her whimsical view of the world – full of color, humor and the human experience.
Annie Lee’s partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation dates back more than 10 years. In 2007, she was commissioned to create the “official” image for the Fantastic Voyage that year, only the second time such an image was requested. What makes “White Night” so special is that it was only sold during that year’s cruise. Additionally, she worked closely with Tom Joyner who commissioned her to do dozens over pieces over the years from Christmas Cards to celebrations of HBCUs to political messages.
Years ago, when asked about her inspiration for her poignant “White Night” painting, she shared a story that reflected so much on her unique ability to capture moments in time with color, emotion and detail. Lee talked about watching the thousands of cruise passenger adorned in their white attire during one of the themed “dress up” nights on the Fantastic Voyage. As she recalled, “Everyone looked like angels.”
As we celebrate the life of Annie Lee, we ask you to purchase a copy of “White Night” for your personal collection or as a gift. Remember, this is an exclusive offer: There are the only remaining prints.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Tom Joyner Foundation/Annie Lee Memorial Arts Fund that will be used to provide scholarships to the “TJF Fine Arts Scholars”, recognizing talented young artists HBCUs who aspire to become the next Annie Lee, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence or Romare Bearden.
Veterans Education Program
The Tom Joyner Foundation’s Veterans Education Program is a comprehensive initiative that provides support services for America’s veterans. In partnerships with specific Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country, the program is designed to help veterans succeed academically, and make a comfortable transition back to their homes, their families and communities.