Tom Joyner Foundation Countdown to 20 Years of Giving

Take a walk down memory lane with the Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF)! We’ll be sharing some of our most memorable moments and accomplishments as we countdown to 20 years of giving.

Follow the story of the Tom Joyner Foundation on our social media channels or search the hashtag #TJFYear20.

Be a part of our mission to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their students by donating to TJF today.

All About Tom

In 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation was founded by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. His family legacy rooted deeply in HBCUs, Tom has a true desire to support these institutions of excellence. Watch Tom’s story in the video below.


Who We Help

The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its nearly 20-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. One of those students is Titus Zeigler, our 2014 Full Ride Scholarship recipient. Learn more about Titus in the video below.

The 1st “Big Check”

The Tom Joyner Foundation has celebrated many “firsts”. In this video, take a peek at our very first “Big Check”, as well as many other partnerships in support of our mission.


The First School of the Month

Howard University, the alma mater of TJF President and CEO Thomas Joyner, Jr., was the first School of the Month. Learn about how the beginning of the School of the Month in the video below.

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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