Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month Drive

FVSU School of the Month News

The school of the Month November 2016 Scholarship Initiative is a collaborative project between Fort Valley State University and the Tom Joyner Foundation.

The Tom Joyner Foundation helps to support opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities for capacity building efforts, scholarships and pre-approved programming.

As part of the FVSU fundraising priorities, our engagement will be specifically for student scholarship dollars.

All funds raised through the Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF)  “School of the Month” efforts will be directed to the Tom Joyner Foundation and all gift acknowledgement letters will come from the TJF.

Mr. Jarius Jones, an FVSU Foundation Board member, is the chair of the Fort Valley State University TJF “School of the Month” Drive.  

TJF Flyer on ways to donate

What does being a Tom Joyner Foundation “School of the Month” mean?

FVSU is raising money for student scholarships during the month of November 2016. All contributions raised as part of the TJF School of the Month drive will support student scholarships.
The Tom Joyner Foundation is assisting Fort Valley State University by securing contributions from national businesses and corporations and by telling the FVSU Wildcat story to a national audience of about 8 million listeners each week.
Each month, the Tom Joyner radio show features a different HBCU; it highlights the schools’ accomplishments, conducts 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.


Who is Tom Joyner?

Known as the “hardest working man in radio,” Tom Joyner, Sr., is founder of REACH Media, Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Joyner is one of the most influential radio personalities in the U.S. His radio show airs in over 100 markets and has 8 million listeners a week.


What is The Tom Joyner Foundation?

The Tom Joyner Foundation is a charitable 501c3 non-profit organization that began in 1997. The Foundation assists 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 $60 million to date for this single cause. The organization raises money through its national partners and the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.”


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

Being a Tom Joyner “School of the Month” helps Fort Valley State University by forging partnerships with national sponsors and encouraging them to make gifts to FVSU’s scholarship program. Participation in the TJ School of the Month program raises funds and awareness of Fort Valley State University both nationally and locally through the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The FVSU fundraising drive goal is $100,000.


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

If you are online, you can log onto and click on the radio show icon to hear the show live.
“The Tom Joyner Morning Show” can be heard from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily on the following Georgia radio stations:

WKZJ-FM 92.7


WAKB-FM 100.9


WLVH-FM 101.1


WRBV-FM 101.7


WQVE-FM 101.7


WALR-FM 104.1

You can also download the TJMS mobile app to listen on your mobile device.


How can I donate to Fort Valley State University through the Tom Joyner Foundation?

1.) To donate through the Tom Joyner Foundation, write your check to The Tom Joyner Foundation and indicate the gift is for Fort Valley State University on the memo line. Mail to: Tom Joyner Foundation P.O. Box 630495 Irving, TX 75063

2.) You can also go online to and make your donation.

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