Tom Joyner, Jr. to Speak at Stillman College
The Tom Joyner Foundation has been a long time support to Hocus. One of its main players, Tom Joyner, Jr., will soon take the stage at Stillman College.
According to a press release, Joyner will speak at the school's convocation on Thursday, January 25.
Thomas Joyner Jr., the President and CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will give the keynote address at Stillman College’s spring Opening Convocation set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in Birthright Alumni Hall on campus.
The Tom Joyner Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has raised more than $65 million for historically black colleges and universities. Through its School of the Month and other HBCU fundraising initiatives, the Tom Joyner Foundation has supported more than 29,000 HBCU students college study.
Along with Joyner’s keynote convocation speech, the Tom Joyner Foundation has selected Stillman, a 501 (c)(3) organization, as its School of the Month for May. The fundraising campaign is set to begin in February with the launch of the Chairman’s Challenge.
Dennis Driver, Chairman of the Stillman College Board of Trustees, challenges Stillman Alumni by decade to match his $25,000 contribution as a match for the funds the Tom Joyner Foundation will raise. Stillman’s goal for School of the Month is to raise $150,000, with each decade of graduates contributing $25,000. All funds raised are tax-deductible and will support academic scholarships and need-based grants for Stillman students.
Joyner is the son of renowned, now-retired, radio personality Tom Joyner. Joyner graduated Howard University in international business; He is co-founder of REACH Media, Inc., parent company of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Tom Joyner Family Reunion and BlackAmericaWeb.com. He served as president of the Tom Joyner Online Education Company, chair of the Alcorn State University School of Business Advisory Board, and on the Board of Trustees of Bennett College.
Joyner has received many awards, including the Tougaloo College Soaring Eagle Award and the Philander Smith University Distinguished Service Award. He resides in Southlake, Texas, with his wife, LaToy, daughter, Griffen, and son, Thomas III.