As part of an on-going partnership with the Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), the Tom Joyner Foundation is donating $25,000 in scholarships to students with outstanding balances at Wilberforce University in Ohio.
The scholarship support is designated for Wilberforce University students who where were unable to return and complete their education due to financial short falls from Spring 2013 and prior. Wilberforce, based in Wilberforce, Ohio, is an Historically Black College and University, founded in 1856.
“These scholarships are a perfect example of our Foundation’s mission,” said Thomas E. Joyner, Jr., President and CEO, of the Foundation. “We help keep students complete their education at HBCUs so they can fulfill their dreams.”
John Miller, president and CEO of the Denny’s Corporation, is vice chair of the Wilberforce Board of Trustees.
“Our long-time partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation is a natural extension of our ongoing work with HBCU schools to celebrate the importance of education and help deserving students succeed on every level,” said John Miller, Denny’s president and chief executive officer. “Part of my role as vice chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wilberforce University is to help support the development of students through a variety of scholarships and education initiatives that ensures their experience at Wilberforce is both inspiring and rewarding.”
The Foundation and Denny’s have partnered on numerous projects over the years, including the Hungry for Education Scholarship, where 12 students from HBCUs are eligible to each win a $2,500 scholarship for their interest in helping combat hunger.
For more information, contact Neil Foote, director, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation, 214.448.3765, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Tom Joyner Foundation:
The Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 17-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Denny’s is the franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on number of restaurants. Denny’s currently has almost 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world with combined sales of $2.5 billion including 100 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Chile, El Salvador and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit www.dennys.com and www.dennysdiversity.com.