Foundation, Alabama State to Host Fundraiser at Atlanta Art Gallery

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The Alabama State University Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a  reception and fundraiser honoring Gwendolyn Boyd, the university’s president.

The “Art Affair” , a joint event between ASU MAAC and the Tom Joyner Foundation,  will take place between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 18 at the ZuCot Gallery, 330 Chapel Street (corner of Centennial  Park and Chapel), Atlanta, Ga. 30313.

Click on the button below to make a donation of $25.00. If you are unable to attend the event, you may also donate any amount to help support Alabama State.

At the event, a percentage of any of the art sold will be donated to the Foundation to help ASU.

Alabama State University 'Art Affair' at ZuCot Gallery

 

 

 

Foundation, Denny’s Launch Scholarship

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Students from Black Colleges Eligible to Win $30,000 in Scholarships for Submitting Their Experiences on Combating Hunger in their Communities

 DALLASOctober 15, 2014 – The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, have partnered for the third year for the Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

As part of the partnership, twelve (12) deserving students from HBCUs will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation. The program starts October 15 and ends December 1, 2014. Full-time students at any fully certified HBCU can apply for the scholarship. Students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 to 4.0. To be eligible to get a summer internship at Denny’s working on projects involving HBCUs, the 12 finalists will submit up to a 90-second video to further explain the details of their essay.

To apply, students must submit an essay of 200 words or less on the topic, “Describe your most memorable community service or activity to combat hunger.” To complete the process, complete the form below.

This scholarship program, launched in 2013 by John Miller, Denny’s president and CEO , is part of the company’s “No Kid Hungry” Campaign, which is setting out to reduce the number of children who have access to regular meals. Statistics show 1 in 5 children in this country go hungry. Denny’s is recognizing high school and college students for their efforts to come up with solutions to eliminate child hunger.

The Foundation will be reviewing applications and winners will be announced in December 2014.

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. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Denny’s

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.

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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

Foundation Partners with Alabama State University for “Give or Get” Books Scholarship

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Attention: Stingers! Opportunity is here to Get and Give.

The Tom Joyner Foundation has selected Alabama State University as the October School of the Month. Students fill out the form below for your chance to win a $200 book scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation. 

Alumni, you can click the Donate button and be the first to donate to your alma mater.  GIVE to Keep a Scholar in School and support your HBCU.

Give to ASU Books Scholarship

 

Get social with us by sharing your support and tweeting : #TJFGetorGive  @tomjoynerfound

 

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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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 .  

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!

NCA&T Scholars meet Tyson and TJF Leadership

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This summer the Tom Joyner Foundation and Tyson Foods partnered to launch the TScholar Program for sophomores and juniors majoring in business and agriculture at selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities

As part of the partnership, Tyson Foods  donated $30,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation for 12 TScholars at these four HBCUs: Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla., North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C., Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark.

This new scholarship is a sign that Tyson Foods shares my love and passion for HBCUs,” said Tom Joyner, founder and chairman of the Tom Joyner Foundation and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. “These scholarships will go a long way to helping these students fulfill their dreams.” Rashad Delph, Director of Corporate Recruiting for Tyson Foods, said, “I am proud to be a part of a company that continues to invest in HBCUs and understands the importance of investing young African Americans. Our hope is to plant that seed and help young Americans succeed in business and agriculture.” 

The Students were also eligible to receive a mentored internship at a Tyson Foods facility for the summer of 2015. The winners were announced late July and were awarded $2500 scholarships and future internships with Tyson Food . Here are a few pictures of the TScholars, President of Tysons Donnie Smith, and faculty from NCA&T.

About Tyson Foods, Inc. 

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 

Five Dollar Fridays – Support Your Favorite HBCU

 

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Donate $5.00


Donate Any Amount You Want!

Five Dollars goes a long way for a college student. Studies show that 90% of HBCU graduates have student loan debt. Only 13% of HBCU Alumni actually give back. At the Tom Joyner Foundation, we want to help students lower their student debt and increase donations from HBCU alumni.

We’re kicking off “TJF $5 Dollar Fridays”!

This campaign is designed to allow all HBCU supporters, whether you’re an alumni or a current student, the opportunity to support their favorite HBCU with a small but impactful amount of money! $5 may seem like a small amount, but that’s the beauty of the campaign, we must come together to make a big difference.

When you donate on Fridays, share your donation to your social media and use the hash tag #TJF5DollarFridays. Remember 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.

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Foundation to Host College Events at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

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The Tom Joyner Foundation presents the President’s Roundtable.

  • On Friday, August 29, this symposium is a chance for attendees to hear about the state of HBCUs in 2014 from a panel of HBCU presidents.There will also be an opportunity to hear the latest campus happenings from some of the nation’s top HBCUs, learn more about supporting their alma mater, or contribute to the HBCU legacy by sending their future college student.
  • The symposium, moderated by TJMS on-personality Monica May of STAR 94.5 – Orlando, will take place from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Expo Stage.

Tom Joyner Foundation presents the Alumni Business Meeting.

  • This session for HBCU alumni and parents of students attending HBCUs will take place on Saturday, August 30, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in St. George 112.
  • Participants will get information about current trends in higher education as it relates to HBCUs such as cost, enrollment, and alumni giving.
  • There will also be an opportunity to 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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At the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, there will be a college zone during the Family Reunion Expo. This college day offers a unique, one-day experience that’s an ideal opportunity for college bound students to network. The 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS) that will be showcased are:

1.    Bennett College

2.    Bethune – Cookman University

3.    Clark Atlanta University

4.    Fisk University

5.    Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

6.    Florida Memorial University

7.    Grambling State University

8.    Johnson C. Smith University

9.    Kentucky State University

10.  Norfolk State University

11.   North Carolina A&T State University

12.   Tuskegee University

13.   Xavier University of Louisiana

14.   Paul Quinn College

15.   Southern University and A&M College 

The College Zone will also include higher education related seminars.