(AUGUSTA, GA) – Paine College has been selected as Tom Joyner Foundation 2010 School of the Month (July). From January 2010- December 2010, all funds raised via the Paine College/ Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students. The Tom Joyner Foundation is a major fundraising vehicle for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) formed by the nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The Tom Joyner Foundation has assisted every HBCU, which is defined as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans."
The Tom Joyner Foundation Campaign for Paine College was kicked off with a $10,000 contribution from the Paine College National Alumni Association under the leadership of Dr. Silas Norman, Jr., ‘62.
“ This is a great campaign for Paine. I support it and I want to encourage all Paine College Alumni to do the same, he said. Many of our students are in need of the funds and providing access to a quality education is one of the College’s main goals. Through contributions from alumni and other constituents, I am sure this campaign will be a huge success.”
As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s “Schools of the Month,” Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2010 for scholarships for Paine College students. However, contributions to the campaign can be made until December 31, 2010.
The scholarships will be awarded to the students through the Office of Financial Aid at Paine, based on need and other requirements of the school and the donor. The Tom Joyner Foundation will award scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $5,000 each to Paine students who qualify. Those scholarship recipients will be announced every Thursday during the month of July on air.
Throughout the month of July, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, aired in 115 markets around the country and reaching nearly eight million listeners every week, will promote Paine and the campaign. The Foundation has raised more than $25 million over the past seven years to help thousands of students at some 80 HBCUs.
The 2010 HBCUs of the month are: January: Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL); February: Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC); March: Shaw University (Raleigh, NC); April: Voorhees College (Denmark, SC); May: Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA); June: Philander Smith College (Little Rock, AK); July: Paine College (Augusta, GA); August: North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC); September: Texas Southern University (Houston, TX); October: Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA); November: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (Pine Bluff, AR).
For more information, contact Helene Carter, Campaign Coordinator and Assistant Vice President of Institutional Development at Paine College: 706-821-8323, Hcarter@paine.edu.
To make a contribution visit www.paine.edu/givetopaine and click the “Tom Joyner Campaign” link or contact Mr. Reginald Powell, Director of Research and Gifts, at 706-821-8359. Make your checks payable to the Tom Joyner Foundation for Paine College and mail to the address below:
Tom Joyner Campaign for Paine College
c/o Office of Institutional Advancement
1235 Fifteenth Street-HH115
Augusta, Georgia 30901
To make a donation visit the link: http://www.paine.edu/events/tomjoyner/default.aspx