Winston-Salem State University Foundation named School of the Month partner


The Tom Joyner Foundation is partnering with the Winston-Salem State University Foundation (WSSUF), to help raise funds to support scholars attending Winston-Salem State University.

As a partner with the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, the WSSUF and its chapters will be promoted on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month. The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

WSSUF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. There are more than 16,000 alumni across the nation and beyond. The governance of the Foundation includes alumni, as well as members of the local community and university administrators. The WSSUF continues to grow with the support of alumni and friends of Winston-Salem State.

Winston-Salem State University was founded in 1892. In 1925, Winston-Salem State became the first African-American institution in the nation to grant elementary education teaching degrees and today, the University offers a Motorsports Management major. This award winning program is the nation’s first Bachelor of Science degree program dedicated to Motorsports management. The University’s undergraduate and graduate programs offer more than 40 majors for which graduates are prepared and ready to serve in their prospective fields. Notable alumni include: Louise Smith, an educator who established the first kindergarten program in North Carolina, former NBA basketball star Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, and talk show host, television personality, and former American sports journalist, Stephen A. Smith.

The Foundation’s ‘Schools of the Month’ for the rest of the year are as follows: April – South Carolina State University Foundation, Orangeburg, S.C.; May – University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.; June – Xavier University, New Orleans, La.; August – Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.; September –Prairie View A&M Foundation, Prairie View, Tex.; October – Tennessee State University Foundation, Nashville, Tenn.; November – Alabama A&M University Foundation, Huntsville, Ala.

About the Winston-Salem State University Foundation

The Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Inc.,  is a private, non-profit organization independent of the university. Established in 1970, the Foundation was created to generate resources to support the strategic initiatives of the university. The mission of the Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Inc. is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general well-being of the university.

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