11 Historically Black Colleges & Universities for the new year
(DALLAS – January 3) The Tom Joyner Foundation, a major driving force in raising money for historically black colleges since 1998, announced the names of the 11 historically black colleges and universities it will be supporting in 2013.
The foundation, formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality, will continue in its on-going effort to assist these institutions in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending HBCUs.
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 Tom Joyner Foundation has been in existence since 1998 and I’m proud to say that we’re still in the business of keeping kids in school at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Joyner, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, is the foundation’s chairman and host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.. “I’m excited to be working with all of these schools again in 2013 and look forward to helping them and, most importantly, their students.”
The 2013 Schools of the Month will be: Fisk University, Nashville, TN (January); Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH (February); Howard University, Washington, DC (March); Florida Memorial University, Miami, FL (April); Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY (May); University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR (June); Dillard University, New Orleans, LA (July); Savannah State University, Savannah, GA (August); Grambling State University, Grambling, LA (September); North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC (October); and Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS (November).
About the Tom Joyner Foundation
Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students enrolled in HBCUs. The Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges/universities, has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Each week, the Foundation announces outstanding male student scholarship winners, called Hercules Scholars, on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner.