Tom Joyner to Receive Humanitarian Award at Sunday’s 2015 BET Awards



(DALLAS – June 23) Tom Joyner, the nationally syndicated radio personality and founder/chairman of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will receive the Humanitarian Award at Sunday’s BET Awards program.

“BET Awards” 2015, celebrating its 15th years, is recognizing Joyner for the work he has done with the Tom Joyner Foundation, whose sole mission is to help keep scholars enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).Smokey Robinson, the legendary R&B star, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards show, co-hosted by Anthony Andersen and Tracee Ellis-Ross, will air live on BET at 8 p.m. EST Sunday from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Michael B. Jordan and entertainer Zendaya will take the stage as presenters during the 15th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.

You can view an interview reflecting on his career:


Joyner’s Foundation,, has provided the support to every HBCU in its 17-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. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, matching grants support, and career development to deserving students.