Event to Celebrate $50,000 Scholarship Award Presentation to Grambling State University as part of Quotes for Education
(DALLAS – February 18, 2015) Allstate Insurance Company and the Tom Joyner Foundation will be presenting a check for $50,000 to Grambling State University as part of the annual Allstate Quotes for Education program, designed to help raise money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, LA, won the Allstate Quotes for Education fan vote for ‘school pride’ component of the program, and will receive the $50,000 donation from Allstate for student scholarships.
The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at the T.H. Harris Auditorium on the campus of Grambling State University. The presentation will feature appearances by Thomas Joyner, Jr., the foundation’s president and CEO, Interim Grambling State University President Dr. Cynthia Warrick, Ph.D., RPh and local Allstate agent Carlos Boston.
For four years, Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation have joined together to engage students, alumni and supporters of HBCUs across the country to raise scholarship funds through the Allstate Quotes for Education program. For every person who received an insurance quote from a participating Allstate agent between August 1 and Nov. 30, 2014, and mentioned “Quotes for Education,” Allstate donated $10 -for a total donation of $200,000 – a record amount for the program! These funds will be donated to the Tom Joyner Foundation and earmarked for general scholarship funds to assist students attending HBCUs.
For the third year of the program, HBCU students, alumni, and supporters also had a chance to vote for the HBCU of their choice to receive an additional $50,000 donation for scholarships. This year, as announced above, Grambling State University fans showed the most ‘school pride’ by voting online for their favorite HBCU. Grambling State University supporters employed social media tools, as well as word-of-mouth networking, to successfully engage alumni, students, faculty and staff in the fan vote campaign.
The Quotes for Education program is part of Allstate’s ongoing commitment to create, support and sponsor programs that empower the African American community. Other initiatives include Allstate’s title sponsorship of the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion (for the past 11 years), Allstate’s Give It Up For Good national campaign, launched in 2013, and more.
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’s primary mission is helping to keep students enrolled in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). Since 1998, the foundation, chaired by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges, has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. Throughout the week, the Foundation announces scholarship winners on the nationally syndicated radio show hosted by its founder, Tom Joyner. Each week, separate financial awards are focused on students who are single parents and distinguished male students at each ‘School of the Month’. Learn more about the foundation at http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/