Tom Joyner Foundation to raise funds for Rust College


The Tom Joyner Foundation announced that it will raise money in 2008 for 11 historically black colleges and universities, including Rust College in Holly Springs.

Joyner, a nationally syndicated radio personality, will promote each institution as the “School of the Month” during his morning show. No fund-raising goal has been announced, but the foundation has raised $55 million for students at historically black colleges and universities.

The other institutions this year are: Florida A&M University, Elizabeth City University, South Carolina State University, Albany State University, St. Augustine College, Coppin State University, Meharry Medical College, Hampton University and Morehouse College.

Joyner provides money directly to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help students complete their education.

Each month the Tom Joyner Foundation designates an HBCU to receive its support. The scholarship support money is sent directly to the HBCU for the students. The scholarships are awarded to the students through the financial aid department at the school based on financial need and other requirements from the school and the donor.

Rust has been chosen to be the School of the Month for May. The college and the foundation are attempting to raise $300,000. All money received by the Tom Joyner Foundation designated for Rust will go to the college.

To give, send donations to Rust College/TJF, 150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, MS  38635. You may also mail donations to The Tom Joyner Foundation, P.O. Box 630495, Irving Texas 75063-0495 Make your donation online at: Please designate your funds to Rust College.

For information, contact Dr. Ishmell H. Edwards, vice president, Office of Development, at 662-252-8000 ext. 4014, or