Here are some frequently asked questions – and answers – about the Tom Joyner Foundation:
What is the Tom Joyner Foundation?
The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally-syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. Our mission of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with scholarship, endowment, and capacity building enhancements has remained the same since our inception. The Foundation has provided support to every HBCU to help sustain, and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions.
What is the Foundation’s mission?
Our mission is to provide programming initiatives and partnerships in support of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities.
What is the vision of the Foundation?
It is the vision of the Tom Joyner Foundation to provide programming that affords diverse academic opportunities to students wanting and / or attending HBCUs regardless of social or economic status. Our vision for HBCUs is to continue to invest in America’s future through education.
What impact has the Foundation had on America’s HBCUs?
The Foundation has provided scholarships to more than 32,000 students, and in excess of $69 million has been raised to support our HBCUs since 1998.
How many HBCUs are served by the TJ Foundation?
All 105 HBCUs are served by the Tom Joyner Foundation.
How are the funds raised allocated?
The funds raised are allocated as directed by the donor. Unrestricted funds are allocated to various HBCU projects and sustainability of the Foundation.
How is the Foundation sustained?
The Foundation receives donations from individuals, civic organizations, small businesses, and major corporations. Each year our largest fundraiser is the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage cruise.
What collaborations has the Foundation undertaken?
Major corporations such as Ford, Toyota, Allstate, and Denny’s have partnered with us over the years. In addition, smaller businesses and organizations have joined forces to show their support for our HBCU communities.
Why should I give to the TJF and not directly to the University?
The choice is yours. Funds given to the Foundation are allocated as requested. And, as a non-profit organization, we are eligible to receive other funding from additional entities. These additional funds can be used in ways to help these institutions become academically competitive. Records of your funds can be leveraged as matching funds when applying to these outside entities.
How can I give to TJF?
You can make a donation to the Tom Joyner Foundation by clicking here.
How can I connect with the Foundation on social media?
Follow us on:
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tomjoynerfoundation
- Twitter https://twitter.com/TomJoynerFound
- Instagram http://instagram.com/_tjfoundation
- Pinterest http://pinterest.com/tjfoundation/
- YouTube http://www.youtube.com/TJFoundation
- LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/tom-joyner-foundation-dallas-texas.
You can also stay connected with our efforts by our website: tomjoynerfoundation.org