School of the Month – What does this mean?

Paine College is raising scholarship money for students during July2010. One hundred percent of all contributions will support student scholarships. The Tom Joyner Foundation is assisting Paine College by securing contributions from national businesses, alumni, friends and corporations and by telling the Paine College story to a national audience of about 8 million listeners in 115 markets each weekday.

Who is Tom Joyner?

Tom Joyner Sr. is founder of REACH Media Inc., The Tom Joyner Foundation,, and host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show.”

What is The Tom Joyner Foundation?

The Tom Joyner Foundation is a charitable 501c3 non-profit organization that began in 1997. The Foundation assists African-American students in financial need at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation. The Tom Joyner Foundation's School of the Month program has raised more than $55 million to date for this single cause. The organization raises money through its national partners and the "Tom Joyner Morning Show." Each month, the radio show features a different HBCU. The Foundation highlights school accomplishments, conducts live interviews with the school president, spotlights major national and local donors to the university, and profiles scholarship participants. Throughout the month, Tom Joyner asks his listening audience to call in donations or to go online to to donate to the school of the month.

How does being a Tom Joyner School of the Month help Paine College?

Being a Tom Joyner School of the Month helps Paine College by forging partnerships with national sponsors and encouraging them to make gifts to Paine College’s scholarship program. Participation in the Tom Joyner School of the Month program raises funds and awareness of Paine College both nationally and locally through the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”.

How can Paine College students apply for Tom Joyner scholarships?

Scholarships will be awarded to current Paine College students and students who attend or have been admitted to the College. Scholarship awards are based on financial need and academic merit. Scholarship applications will be available on the Paine College web site and in the Financial Aid Office soon. The Office of Financial Aid will alert students via their Paine College email account when the application period opens.

Paine College
Office of Financial Aid
Haygood Holsey Hall

What is a major gift? How are major gifts publicized?

Individuals, churches, organizations and companies making gifts of at least $10,000 will get to present their gift live on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”. A representative from Paine College or the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” will contact you to discuss details. All alumni chapters that raise a minimum of $5,000 per chapter will be included in the alumni association donor roll call announced by Tom during the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” during the last week of June.

How can I listen to the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” on my radio?

During July 2010, the Morning Show will focus on Paine College’s programs, conduct live phone interviews, highlight scholarship student profiles and spotlight top national and local donors. You can log onto and click on the radio show icon to hear the show live. "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" can also be heard on from 6 to 10 a.m. daily Perry Broadcasting station WAKB Magic 100.9.

How can I donate directly to Paine College?

Make your check payable to Paine College and indicate that your gift is for the Tom Joyner School of the Month campaign on the memo line. Remember, all contributions are tax deductible. To make a contribution use either online donation site below 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

How can I donate to Paine College through the Tom Joyner Foundation?

To donate through the Tom Joyner Foundation, write your check to the Tom Joyner Foundation and indicate the gift is for Paine College on the memo line.
Mail to:

Tom Joyner Foundation
c/o Paine College
P.O. Box 630495
Irving, TX 75063

You can also go online to and make your donation. Can I donate before or after July2010? Donations can be made throughout the calendar year ending December 31, 2101. Please indicate that your donation is to support Paine College and it will be applied to the College’s account.