The Tom Joyner Foundation & The Links, Inc. Partner For A Magic City Classic Fundraiser

linkstjf The Tom Joyner Foundation & The Links, Inc. Partner For A Magic City Classic Fundraiser

Help The Tom Joyner Foundation and The Links, Inc. bring an extra touch of magic to the 73rd Annual Magic City Classic. Alabama State University is The Tom Joyner Foundation’s School Of The Month for October 2014 and, as part of the campaign, we have partnered with the Magic City Links Chapter for a special fundraising initiative.  

Throughout the entire Magic City weekend, please join us as we stand and cheer for our favorite Magic City teams and for HBCUs by showing your support with a heartfelt donation to this special campaign! You can choose to support the ASU Hornets, the AAMU Bulldogs, or your favorite HBCU.

For as little as $10, you can make a difference.  As always 100% of your donation goes toward providing scholarships to students attending HBCUs.

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Alabama State University named October School of the Month

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Alabama State University has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for October.

Click here to make a donation to support Alabama State University.

Listen below to an interview with university president, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. For part 2 and 3 of the interview, click here.

Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for October.

The university, founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala., was initially formed as the Lincoln Normal School by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.

ASU has more than 5,600 students who attend university are as diverse as the academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. The university also offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The university’s president, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, is an alumna of Alabama State and the university’s first female president.

Notable alumni of Alabama State include Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray, and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month. The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

Click here to make a donation to support Alabama State University.

The remaining  Foundation ‘School of the Month’ is as follows:  November – Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, La.

 

Tyson Foods to Award Three Tennessee State University Students Scholarships

 

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WHAT:           Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc., will be in Nashville, Tennessee, to award 3 Tennessee State University (TSU) Agricultural and Business students with the Tom Joyner Foundation—Tyson Foods scholarship. During his visit, Smith will also visit with TSU faculty and staff and particpate in additional career-based events. Photo and interview opportunities available.

WHEN:           Wednesday, October 1

                             11:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Tennessee State University

Presidential Executive dying Room

Floyd Payne Campus Center Suite 341

Nasvhille, TN

WHO:            Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith, Tom Joyner Foundation Executive Director Barbara Dunn Harrington, Tennessee State University faculty and administrators and scholarship recipients.

 WHY:             The event is significant because:

  • Tyson Foods has partnered up with Tennessee State University and the Tom Joyner Foundation to award Agriculture and Business students with scholarships and internship opportunities.
  • Tyson Foods employs over 4,300 in the state and has three plants–Goodlettsville, Shelbyville, and Union City. The company’s total statewide economic is more than $188 million.
  • The Tom Joyner Foundation—Tyson Foods Scholarship will award 12 students at historically black colleges and universities with $2,500 and internship opportunities.
  • The Tom Joyner Foundation, founded in 1998, supports historically black colleges and universities with scholarships, endowments, and capacity building enhancements.

 

 CONTACTS:             

Krista Cupp, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-5195, krista.cupp@tyson.com

North Texas Giving Day Set for Thursday, September 18

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Alumni, friends and supporters of HBCUs: Mark your calendars today!

The 2014 North Texas Giving Day will take place between 6:00 a.m. and Midnight, Thursday, September 18.

It’s your chance to help support the Tom Joyner Foundation, which has been dedicated to investing in the mission of HBCUs since 1998. On this day, your donations will make a difference in students’ lives by supporting the TJF North Texas Scholarship Fund for North Texas area students who plan to attend an HBCU in Fall 2015 and also your donations will support the only HBCU in the North Texas area, Paul Quinn College. And remember,  100% of your donations go to support these students who are pursuing their dreams at HBCUs.

Please remember to share this note with your friends and family.

Your support – at any level – goes a long way to making a difference in a student’s life.

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Norfolk State University Named September School of the Month

 

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Listen below to part 1 and 2, respectively, of the Tom Joyner Foundation interview with President Moore. 

Norfolk State University has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for September.

The university, located in Norfolk, Va., has 6,728 students, offering more than 50 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. On its 134-acre campus, there are 35 buildings, including state-of-the-art technology centers, a 28,000-seat football stadium and an 8,000-seat basketball arena.

The university was founded in 1935 as the Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University. In 1979, Norfolk State College become designated as a university enabled to grant graduate degrees.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month. The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows: October- Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AlaNovember – Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, La.

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Foundation Celebrates HBCUs, Alumni and Parents at Family Reunion Event

Also, don’t forget: The Tom Joyner Foundation is hosting a black college presidents’ roundtable discussion, moderated by Orlando’s media personal Monica May.

The event, featuring  a discussion on the latest trends and issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will take place between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday on the Expo Stage at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Fla.

The participating presidents are Dr. Elmira Mangum, president, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla., Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama Agricultural Mechanical University, Normal, Ala. and Eddie N. Moore, Jr., interim president and chief executive officer, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.  LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, also will be participating in the discussion. May is the on-air personality for the Tom Joyner Morning Show at STAR 94.5 FM.

On Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112, Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will moderate the “Alumni Business Meeting”, a discussion for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs.  Participants will learn more about current trends in higher education, and how you can help support HBCUs. Attendees will also learn more about Allstate’s Quotes for Education partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation and how getting a quote for insurance translates into $10.00  per  quote to the Tom Joyner Foundation up to  $200, 000.00 in scholarship support.  Allstate also wants you to show your “school pride” by voting for your favorite HBCU, the winning school  will get $50,000 for  scholarships .  

Black College Presidents’ Panel, Alumni Meeting to Take Place at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

 Black College Presidents’ Panel, Alumni Meeting to Take Place at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

Dr. Elmira Mangum, Floria A&M University

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Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., Alabama A&M

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Eddie N. Moore, Jr., Norfolk State University

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LeRoy Pernell, Florida A&M University Law School

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Orlando’s Monica May, radio host, author and speaker to moderate event

(DALLAS – August 27) The Tom Joyner Foundation is hosting a black college presidents’ roundtable discussion, moderated by Orlando’s media personality Monica May.

The event, featuring  a discussion on the latest trends and issues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will take place between 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday on the Expo Stage at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Fla.

The participating presidents are Dr. Elmira Mangum, president, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Fla., Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama Agricultural Mechanical University, Normal, Ala. and Eddie N. Moore, Jr., interim president and chief executive officer, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.  LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law, also will be participating in the discussion. May is the on-air personality for the Tom Joyner Morning Show at STAR 94.5 FM.

On Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112, Thomas Joyner, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will moderate the “Alumni Business Meeting”, a discussion for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs.  Participants will learn more about current trends in higher education, and how you can help support HBCUs. Attendees will also learn more about Allstate’s Quotes for Education partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation and how getting a quote for insurance translates into $10.00  per  quote to the Tom Joyner Foundation up to  $200, 000.00 in scholarship support.  Allstate also wants you to show your “school pride” by voting for your favorite HBCU, the winning school  will get $50,000 for  scholarships .

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Book the Tom Joyner Cruise Today – Fantastic Voyage 2015

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The Ultimate Party with a Purpose! will set sail from Miami on the Carnival Breeze, April 11 – 19, 2015.

The featured entertainment includes: Earth Wind & Fire, LLCoolJ, Jennifer Hudson, R. Kelly, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard, Mary Mary, TLC, War, Chrisette Michelle, Syleena Johnson, Michel’le, Lil Mo, The Family Stone, Millie Jackson and many, many more to come.

You can tune into the Tom Joyner Morning Show  as well as log onto BlackAmericaWeb.com to get updates about entertainment, activities and so much more.

To reserve your cabin today, click here or call 972.980.7245!

Famed Author, Educator And Professor Dennis Kimbro Donates Books

 Famed Author, Educator And Professor Dennis Kimbro Donates Books

Famed author, educator and business school professor Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. has donated five autographed copies of his book, The Wealth Choice, to the next five donors who give at least $100.00 to the Clark Atlanta University’s School of the Month campaign during the week of August 25th to August 29th.

Kimbro, who has traveled the work sharing his ideas on wealth creation, management and entrepreneurship, teaches in the university’s School of Business Administration. He is a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Personal Achievement award.

Says Kimbro, “In my book, The Wealth Choice, one of the major areas of focus is on a success secret that all of Black America’s most successful investors know when it comes to wealth creation: Know thyself. Knowing one’s self causes you to dig deep into understanding the gifts you possess versus truly being gifted.”

 

 

Allstate & Tom Joyner Foundation Kick Off 2014 Quotes for Education

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Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation Work to Support Historically Black Colleges and Universities with Annual Quotes for Education Program

HBCU Students, Alumni and Supporters Can Help Raise $250,000 in Scholarship Funds to Help Keep HBCUs Strong

Quote & Vote To Show Your School Pride

For Every Quote You Get, Allstate Will Donate $10 To Support  HBCU’s  & Vote Everyday For Your Favorite HBCU  To Help Them Win $50K.  Click Here To Get Started.

NORTHBROOK, Ill., August 5, 2014 – As students head back to campus this fall, they’ll embrace the same long-standing traditions as generations of college students who came before them. This year, Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation are encouraging students, alumni and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country to recall the traditions, pride, and love they have for their HBCUs – and help keep them strong by participating in the Allstate Quotes for Education program in states where it’s available.

For every person who receives an insurance quote from a participating Allstate agent between August 1 and Nov. 30, 2014, and mentions “Quotes for Education,” Allstate will donate $10 -up to a total donation of $200,000. These funds will be donated to the Tom Joyner Foundation and earmarked for general scholarship funds to assist students attending HBCUs.

In addition, for the third year in a row, everyone will also have the opportunity to cast their vote for the HBCU of their choice to win an additional $50,000 in scholarship funding. In 2013, Grambling State University received the most votes and distributed scholarship funds to 50 students.

“Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation are proud to work together on the 2014 Quotes for Education program,” said Cheryl Harris, Senior Vice President at Allstate and alumna of Florida A&M University. “HBCUs are hurting financially more than ever, and with assistance programs declining dramatically over the past couple of years, we realize the importance of investing in the future of HBCU students across the country. We hope the entire HBCU community will quote and vote, and join us in saying HBC ‘I Owe’ U.”

According to a 2013 report by the Council for Aid to Education, only 10 percent of HBCU alumni actively give back to their alma maters. This year, Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation are challenging the HBCU community to help pay it forward and help future generations of HBCU students by participating in the Quotes for Education program.

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This marks the fourth year that Allstate has worked with the Tom Joyner Foundation for the Quotes for Education program. Additionally, for the past ten years, Allstate has been the title-sponsor of the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, an annual event taking place in Orlando during Labor Day weekend. Both of these programs are part of Allstate’s year-round commitment to programs that empower the African-American community.

“I owe so much to my alma mater, Tuskegee University, and am honored to give back to the institution that made me the man I am today,” said Tom Joyner, chairman and founder of the 15-year-old foundation. “My goal is to help grow zealous, educated and world-changing graduates. Not only will a quote invest in a student’s life and career, but it will also help ensure the future of the entire HBCU community.”

To participate in the Quotes for Education program, visit Allstate.com/hbcu to find a nearby participating agent or receive a quote online, and for official rules.

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The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In 2013, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $29 million to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.

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 14-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.