Tom Joyner Foundation Kicks Off 2005 Fund-Raising Campaign
ATLANTAA driving force in raising much-needed funds for students attending historically Black colleges and universities, the Tom Joyner Foundation recently announced the 11 schools that will receive funding in 2005. Recipients include: Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, Ark.; Bluefield State College, Bluefield, W.Va.; West Virginia State College, Institute, W.Va.; Concordia College, Selma, Ala.; Oakwood College, Huntsville, Ala.; Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Selma University, Selma, Ala.; Harris Stowe State College, St. Louis; Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, Miss.; Morris College, Sumter, S.C. (pending); and St. Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Va.Each institution selected by the foundation as the featured “School of the Month” will be promoted on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” which reaches 8 million listeners each week in more than 115 markets. The school will then receive 100 percent of the funds raised by listeners, alumni and other various donors for the duration of the month. “We’re excited to announce this year’s schools,” said Joyner, the foundation’s chairman and a graduate of Tuskegee Institute. “All of these schools have wonderful histories and traditions, and we want to make sure their students are able to stay in school and have the great experience, as I did, from graduating from an HBCU.”
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