Tom Joyner Foundation, Tom Joyner Morning Show to Host Live Radio Show on Majic 102 to Raise Money for Texas Southern University

Texas Southern logo Tom Joyner Foundation, Tom Joyner Morning Show to Host Live Radio Show on Majic 102 to Raise Money for Texas Southern University

Live broadcast to air on Radio One’s KMJQ-Majic 102.1 FM as part of the 2014 Texas Black Expo

R&B singer Tank, Texas Southern University Alumnus and Future NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan Special Guests Calling Into Show

(DALLAS – June 19) The Tom Joyner Foundation and the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show is hosting a live broadcast of the show on Radio One’s  KMJQ – Majic 102.1 FM in Houston on Friday to help raise money for Texas Southern University, the June “School of the Month”.

The live broadcast , which is part of the 2014 Texas Black Expo weekend celebration, will take place between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at The Breakfast Klub, 3711 Travis Street, Houston, Texas.  The foundation will be collecting donations on site – check, cash or money order – or you can make donations online at TomJoynerFoundation.org.

Tom Joyner, host of the radio show and the Foundation chairman, is asking for former drum line members of the “Ocean Of Soul” Band and former members of the “Motion Of The Ocean” Women’s Dance squad to join him at the live broadcast.

During the broadcast, R&B singer Tank and former New York Giants football great and Texas Southern University alumnus Michael Strahan will be calling into the show. Strahan will be inducted to the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in August.

Joyner will be the keynote speaker at the Texas Southern National Alumni Association Conference in Dallas in August.  Alumni and other supporters also can donate to the alumni association’s “Bring It” Campaign by going to TomJoynerFoundation.org.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Texas Southern as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.

Located in Houston, Tex., Texas Southern University is the fourth largest HBCU in the nation. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations, has a diverse faculty, and affords opportunities to choose from with 80-plus student organizations. Founded in 1927, Texas Southern has continued to ensure excellence in its students.

For more information, please contact Neil Foote at neil.foote@tomjoynerfoundation.org or via phone at 214.448.3765.

You’re Invited! Join the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of Huston-Tillotson University.

Click below to donate now and confirm your

attendance.

Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!

HT event invitation Youre Invited! Join the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of Huston Tillotson University.

Glazer Youre Invited! Join the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of Huston Tillotson University.    HR Rose N blum logo 300x35 Youre Invited! Join the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of Huston Tillotson University.    BrownDC Logo 300x235 Youre Invited! Join the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of Huston Tillotson University.    Sterling Vineyards Logo Black and White 300x75 Youre Invited! Join the Tom Joyner Foundation in support of Huston Tillotson University.

 

 

 

 

The Tom Joyner Foundation and Huston-Tillotson University are hosting a “Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!” to help raise money for scholarships and books for students. The event will take place 6:00 p.m., June 16 at the Huston-Tillotson University Library, 900 Chicon St., in Austin, Texas.  Tax-deductible donations are $50.00 per person. You can make the donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button below.

Huston-Tillotson will be the Foundation’s July “School of the Month”. The event is open to all past HT supporters, alumni and Austin area residents as well as business leaders, community dignitaries, elected officials, religious leaders and social/professional organizations.

For more information, please contact Jachel Redmond at jachel.redmond@tomjoynerfoundation.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 16-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, then Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Huston-Tillotson University: Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University awards four-year degrees in business, education, the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, science and technology. The University also offers alternative teacher certification and academic programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing post-graduate degrees in Law and Medicine.

Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!

Texas Southern University “Bring It” Pledge Form

Tiger Pride Image r1b 280x300 Texas Southern University Bring It Pledge Form

Complete the form below to make a pledge and “Bring It!” to the  Texas Southern University National Alumni Association 2014 Convention in Dallas (July 31st through August 3rd).

Tom Joyner Foundation, Denny’s Announce Winners of 2014 Hungry for Education Scholarship

Foundation, Denny’s are partners in the Hungry for Education Scholarship Program, awarding 10 outstanding students $2,500 scholarships 

The Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, today announced the 10 students winners of the 2014 Hungry for Education Scholarship Program, a partnership between the two organizations that supports students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Students at 10 participating HBCUs submitted 250- to 500-word essays responding to the prompt “How can you or Denny’s have an impact on hunger in your HBCU’s community?”  The winners’ schools and hometowns are:

Timothy Baba, freshman, Huston-Tillotson University, from Austin, Texas

Alexandria Brown, junior, Florida A&M University, from Tallahasee, Fla.

Sergio Butler, junior, Central State University, from Chicago, Ill.

Tarryn Delyons, freshman, Claflin University, from Columbia, SC

Diamond Giles, freshman, Norfolk State University, from Bowling Green,Va.

Alexis Rooks, sophomore, Clark Atlanta University, from Savannah, Ga.

Uriel Rose, freshman, Alabama State University, from Montgomery, Ala.

Ryan Taylor, freshman, Langston University, from Owasso, Okla.

Kiani Upshaw, junior, Southern University, from Gary, Ind.

Stephanie White, junior, Johnson C. Smith University, from Buffalo, N.Y.

Thomas Joyner Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Foundation, s aid he was impressed with the students’ ideas.  “Each of these students have come up with very good ideas,” he said. “You can tell they put a lot of thought into these projects.

April Kelly-Drummond, Denny’s director of corporate diversity and community affairs, said, “At Denny’s, we are committed to providing the tools and resources students need succeed in all educational endeavors, while still making a difference in the lives of others. Each and every one of this year’s Hungry for Education Scholarship program winners demonstrate that shared commitment, both to their communities and to ending childhood hunger. Thanks to the Tom Joyner Foundation, our partner of more than a decade, Denny’s hopes that by awarding these scholarship to deserving students, we can all look ahead to a future where childhood hunger is a thing of the past.”

Each scholarship recipient exemplified a desire to end hunger in their communities through creative thinking and actionable ideas. For example, Diamond Giles at Norfolk State recommends creating the “Spartan Food Pantry” that would include a garden providing fresh fruits and vegetables to deserving students, faculty and local residents. Uriel Rose of Alabama State offered a multi-tiered approach to ending hunger, including an awareness campaign, a food drive and creating a “local hunger action group” that would work with local churches and other community groups to assist the hungry and homeless. Alexis Rooks of Clark Atlanta suggests that the four schools in the Atlanta Universities Center (including Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse and Morris Brown) partner with Denny’s to renovate one of the neighborhood’s vacant buildings into a kitchen/pantry to help feed the hungry in the area.

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 16-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 Corp.

Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.comand www.dennysdiversity.com.

Connect with Denny’s

For news and updates on Denny’s please visit the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest or YouTube.

Tom Joyner Foundation Names Central State May School of the Month

CentralState 214x300 Tom Joyner Foundation Names Central State May School of the Month

Click here to make a donation to Central State University. 

The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, as the May 2014 School of the Month.

Listen below to an interview with Central State president, Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond.

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, chose Central State as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.

With a legacy of over 125 years, Central State University is one of the oldest historically black universities. The university has fostered a legacy of academic and athletic achievements and is home to the nationally renowned Central State University Chorus, which has twice been nominated for a Grammy.

Student success is evident as Central State has been named an Ohio Center of Excellence in Emerging Technologies and an Ohio Center in Societal and Cultural Transformation. The university has also been recognized for its Pre-law program and manufacturing engineering program, which has a 100 percent job placement rate.

Central State offers a broad curriculum with over 30 bachelor’s degree programs and graduate programs in education. The opportunities offered at Central State prepare its students to become leaders for the future and beyond.

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: June- Texas Southern University, Houston, TX; July- Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX; August – Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta,GA; September- Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA; October- Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL; November – Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA.

Click here to make a donation to Central State University. 

Tom Joyner Foundation Received $15,000 in Donations from Langston University Alumni for “School of the Month” Campaign

Alumni raise money to help underwrite scholarships, recruit students from Oklahoma

photo 213x300 Tom Joyner Foundation Received $15,000 in Donations from  Langston University Alumni for “School of the Month” CampaignThe Tom Joyner Foundation received $15,000 in donations from Langston University alumni supporting the April “School of the Month” campaign

During today’s nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, Venora W. McKinney, president of the Langston University National Alumni Association, announced its $5,000 donation. Vonnie Ware Roberts, president of the university’s Oklahoma City alumni chapter, donated $10,000.  Click here to listen lo the alumni donations.

“We are so proud to be part of the School of the Month for April,” McKinney said when presenting the donation. “Langston is an unusually deserving institution.”

Roberts said, “We are excited about this. We’ll use these funds to recruit students from the Oklahoma area.”

Alfonzo Drain, chair of the alumni association’s scholarship committee, said, “Last year, we awarded more than $15,000 in scholarships. … We’re hoping alumni will be motivated to give.”

Leon Bragg, president-elect, Langston University National Alumni Association, “I would like to encourage especially all the graduates to show your pride and joy by going to the Tom-Joyner-Foundation-Dot-Org to and supporting Langston University. … It shouldn’t be so difficult for you to recall when you were a student. So, please, reach out.”

Established in 1897, Langston University is the only historically black institution of higher education in the state of Oklahoma. A four-year, state-supported, land-grant, regional institution, it has an average enrollment of approximately 3,000 students on campuses located in Langston, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. The University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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.

For more information, contact Neil Foote, media relations, Tom Joyner Foundation, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.  To make a donation to Langston, click on the “Donate” button on TomJoynerFoundation.org.

 

Want to Show HBCU Love? Let Me Count the Ways

You can give to The Tom Joyner Foundation or any other 501(C) (3) organization in many different ways.

1.       CASH GIFTS can be made on-line by credit card, by mailing in checks or by payroll deductions.  The most common is a restricted one-time donation when the donor specifies that the funds are forwarded to a particular Historically Black College and University (HBCU) or the donation can be unrestricted.  In this instance, all funds are placed into the Foundation’s General HBCU Fund and these funds are shared with HBCUs based on programming needs.

Cash gifts also may be made in the form of a pledge. As a donor, you commit to donate a certain amount within a certain period of time.  A pledge may be restricted or unrestricted, and is usually completed within 12 months, unless otherwise agreed upon.

A popular gifting process is ANNUAL GIFTS. Individuals decide on making an ongoing donation, usually in monthly payroll deductions, via planning giving institutions such as United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) or a company employee giving system.

In all case, donors are encouraged to seek a matching gift where you can multiply the impact of your gift if your employer matches the funds you give MATCHING GIFTS information may be obtained from your company’s human resources department.

2.        Individuals who own STOCKS, BONDS AND SECURITIES can gift them and reap the tax advantages.

3.        IN-KIND GIFTS such as gifts of artwork, collectibles, and antiques also can be donated to the Foundation.  Proceeds from the sale of these items would be added to the Foundation General Fund, unless restricted by the donor.

4.        You may also make a PLANNED GIFT to The Tom Joyner Foundation by including us in your estate or will.  This will allow you to continue a legacy of giving.  You can choose to give all or just a portion of your net worth and give in conjunction with your planned gift to your heirs as well as other organizations such as your church or synagogue.

5.        Finally, you might want to make a BLENDED GIFT, giving cash now and making a planned donation, alone or with other family members, friends, or other organizations.

If you would like to investigate an option for giving now or in the future, simply email us at tjf@tomjoynerfoundation.org.  We’d love to help celebrate you, and your legacy and show some HBCU Love at the same time!

A gift made to the Foundation may be $5.00 or $500,000.  Every dollar helps us help keep scholars in America’s HBCUs.

The Tom Joyner Foundation is listed with the following donation tools:  Combined Federal Campaign(CFC), Donor’s ChoiceNetwork for GoodAmerica’s CharitiesUnited Way (selected cities), and Truist, Inc. (numerous corporations), as well as multiple corporate giving groups.  Check with your employer to determine if a connection already exists and if they will match your donation.

John M. Belk Endowment Gives $825,000 for scholarships at JCSU

Updated: 4/11/2014 1:41 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

Contact:
Jennifer Gaskins
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

704-330-1338  jgaskins@jcsu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

John M. Belk Endowment Gives $825,000 for scholarships

at Johnson C. Smith University

Belk JCSU John M. Belk Endowment Gives $825,000 for scholarships at JCSU

JCSU.EDU

Charlotte, N.C. – April 10, 2014 – Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce a gift of $825,000 from the John M. Belk Endowment to increase access to the university by providing scholarships to deserving students.

The money will help offset a decline in financial aid available to many families due largely to increased eligibility criteria for families seeking college loans from the U.S. Department of Education’s Parent PLUS Loan program. Tighter underwriting restrictions have had a disproportionate impact on historically black colleges and universities, which serve greater numbers of disadvantaged students.

“Many of today’s JCSU students face significant financial barriers that result in gaps between the aid they receive and the total cost of their college education,” said Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University.  Approximately 85 percent of JCSU students receive some form of financial aid; 45 percent are first-generation college students, and 70 percent come from low-income households.

“Such statistics speak to the compelling and diverse needs of these students and the constant pressure they carry as they seek ways to pay for their education,” Carter said. “We are grateful to the John M. Belk Endowment for helping us maintain our commitment to this group.”

Click here to make a donation to Johnson C. Smith University.

Tom Joyner Foundation Names Langston University April School of the Month

photo 213x300 Tom Joyner Foundation Names Langston University April School of the Month

Click here to make a donation to Langston University. 

The Tom Joyner Foundation is recognizing Langston University in Langston, Okla. as the April 2014 School of the Month.

Listen below to an interview with Langston University president, Dr. Kent. J. Smith, Jr. 

The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner, chose Langston University as part of its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.

Established in 1897, Langston University is the only historically black institution of higher education in the state of Oklahoma. A four-year, state-supported, land-grant, regional institution, it has an average enrollment of approximately 3,000 students on campuses located in Langston, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. The University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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.

Click here to make a donation to Langston University. 

Denny’s Presents Tom Joyner Foundation with Check on 2014 Fantastic Voyage

DennysPresentsChecktoTomJoynerFoundation FV2014 300x200 Dennys Presents Tom Joyner Foundation with Check on 2014 Fantastic Voyage

Foundation, Denny’s are partners in the Hungry for Education Scholarship Program where 10 outstanding students will receive $2,500 scholarships at designated HBCUs

 DALLASMarch 27, 2014 – The Tom Joyner Foundation received a $25,000 check from the Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN), franchiser and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, during the 2014 Fantastic Voyage as part of the Hungry For Education (HFE) scholarship program students attending selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The check presentation capped off a lively seminar entitled “Straight Talk” on the cruise, which featured a conversation between Chef Jeff, Brenda Lauderback, a member of Denny’s Board of TomJoynerGrandSlamWinnersonFV2014 300x200 Dennys Presents Tom Joyner Foundation with Check on 2014 Fantastic VoyageDirectors and VaShawn Mitchell, the gospel recording artist and spokesperson. Sybil Wilkes, “Tom Joyner Morning Show” co-host, moderated the hour-long panel that focused on diversity and inclusion. During a raffle after the panel, five lucky members of the audience – Anthony Jones, Trumel Lamb, Regina Lander and Glenda Lewis – won free Original Grand Slam® breakfasts for a year.

“You know I love a party with a purpose, so for Denny’s to present this check on the Fantastic Voyage – the ‘Ultimate Party with a Purpose’ – makes this event even more memorable,” said Tom Joyner, the foundation’s chairman and host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” “This scholarship program is another great example of how the Foundation and Denny’s are doing what it takes to help students pursue their college dreams.”

Thomas Joyner Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Foundation, stressed the importance of the Denny’s partnership and helping students at HBCUs. “This Denny’s partnership is an important part of helping the Foundation fulfill its mission to keep students in HBCUs.”

April Kelly-Drummond, Denny’s director of corporate diversity and community affairs, said, “With the help of the Tom Joyner Foundation, Denny’s has provided support for more than 300 deserving high school and college students, contributing more than $525,000 to the Foundation’s programs and scholarship funds. We love working with Tom and look forward to continuing our 12-year partnership – and helping students succeed – for many, many more years to come.”

As part of the partnership, ten (10) deserving students from designated HBCUs will receive a $2,500 scholarship from Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation as part of Denny’s Hungry for Education initiative. The program began February 10 and ends April 1, 2014.  Full time students must be enrolled in one of the 10 participating HBCUs that include Alabama State University, Montgomery, Ala.; Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C.; Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.; Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Fla.; Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas; Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.; Langston University, Langston, Okla.; Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va.; and Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.

To apply, students must submit a 250- to 500-word essay on the topic, “How Can You or Denny’s Have an Impact on Hunger in Your HBCU’s Community?”  To complete the process, students go to TomJoynerFoundation.org and click on the banner to complete the online application. To learn more about Denny’s scholarship program, go to DennysHungryForEducation.com.

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

In its fifteenth year the Tom Joyner Foundation, the Fantastic Voyage Presented by Ford is known as the Ultimate Party with a Purpose®, supporting students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It set sail March 16th, from Miami, Florida for eight days and seven nights with almost three thousand passengers on board the Carnival Conquest. The cruise features more than 60 performers art exhibits and seminars, including comedians, entertainers and artists in soul music from today and yesterday including Tyler Perry, Katt Williams, Robin Thicke, Charlie Wilson, KEM, John Legend, Nelly, Ice Cube, Chante Moore, Shaggy, George Clinton, Heads of State, Erica Campbell from Mary Mary, and many great artists from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

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 16-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 Corp.

Denny’s is one of America’s largest full-service family restaurant chains, currently operating 1,700 franchised, licensed and company-owned restaurants across the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Puerto Rico and New Zealand. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at www.dennys.com and www.dennysdiversity.com.

Connect with Denny’s

For news and updates on Denny’s please visit the brand’s social channels via Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest or YouTube.