Tom Joyner Foundation, Paul Quinn College Partner


North Texas Giving Day

Tom JoynerMichael J. Sorrell , president, Paul Quinn CollegeState. Sen. Royce West
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Media Personality Tom Joyner, Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell To Raise Money for “We Over Me” Community Farm

Event Is Part of Communities Foundation of Texas’ Donor Bridge Texas North Texas Donor Day

Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry will be whipping up tasty, healthy appetizers using produce from the college’s community farm.

Go to DonorBridgeTexas and choose the Tom Joyner Foundation to make your contribution.

(Dallas – Sept. 12) Tom Joyner, the nationally syndicated radio personality, is joining Paul Quinn College President Michael Quinn Thursday afternoon for “A Taste of Paul Quinn,” part of a day long effort to raise money for the celebrated “We Over Me” Community Farm.

From 7:00 a.m. and Midnight Thursday, Joyner’s Foundation is participating in the Communities Foundation of Texas’ “North Texas Giving Day” online fundraising campaign.  Go to TomJoynerFoundation.org to make a donation.  Later in the day, between4 p.m. – 6 p.m., in the Grand Lounge on the campus of Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, Texas, visitors are welcome to come by to enjoy appetizers prepared by Celebrity Chef Tiffany Derry who is using produce from Paul Quinn’s farm.

“This is a party with a purpose,” said Joyner, the founder and chairman of the 14-year-old foundation that raises money to help keep students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “Paul Quinn has a good thing going on here, and I’m glad we’re able to support the students and the college.”

The afternoon event will include a live, remote broadcast by Old School 94.5 FM and special appearances by Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, J. Anthony Brown and Sybil Wilkes of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Tiffany Derry, celebrity chef/Top Chef alumna and executive chef of Private/Social Restaurant in Dallas, Brent Christopher, president, Communities Foundation of Texas, State Sen. Royce West (District 23), State Rep. Eric Johnson (District 100), Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dr. Stephen C. Nash, pastor, Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Dr. Frederick  D. Haynes, III, senior pastor, Friendship West Baptist Church.

Chef Derry’s menu includes heirloom tomato soup with grill cheese, spicy vegetable tostada, compressed watermelon, basil, and balsamic and buffalo chicken spring rolls.

The Tom Joyner Foundation’s (www.tomjoynerfoundation.org) mission since 1998 has been to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The partnership with Paul Quinn is part of the Foundation’s on going efforts to ensure the future of HBCUs. The “We Over Me” Community Garden, located on two acres of what used to be the college’s football field, is setting out to provide affordable and healthy food options in Southern Dallas, serve as a model for urban redevelopment and promote healthy eating and living in an area known as a food desert.