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Tom Joyner Foundation Annual Report 2011


A Higher Education the Way to Soar: Art To Support Education The proceeds from this art offering will support Tom Joyner Foundation programs. “Higher Education: A Way to Soar, the original art work was painted by the famed artist, Annie Lee, and given to nationally syndicated radio host and philanthropist, Tom Joyner, as part of his collection. Lee granted the exclusive rights to duplicate the painting to support the Tom Joyner Foundation. The work depicts the true mission of the Tom Joyner Foundation and its commitment to education as a means to create productive citizens. Only 150 of this limited edition giclee of the original painting are available. This will be a one-time offering to purchase this painting. You can purchase, Higher Education: A Way to Soar, by visiting our website at and selecting art. $1,500.00

Featured Artist Annie Lee. To read Ms. Lee’s bio please visit our website at


MISSION STATEMENT To provide programming initiatives and partnerships in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and its communities

Board of Directors Tom Joyner – Chairman Philanthropist/Host of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, the Tom Joyner Morning Show

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Former President

Thomas Joyner, Jr. Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. President

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. United States Congressman

Royce West – Secretary West & Associates, LLP Managing Partner Texas State Senator Julia Atherton Reach Media, Inc. Executive Vice President Janyce S. Brannon CPA Dr. William R. Harvey Hampton University President Dr. Fredrick Humphries Florida A&M University Former President

Donna Richardson Joyner Donna Richardson, LLC President Oscar Joyner Reach Media, Inc. President/COO Thomas Kalahar Camelot Communications, Ltd CEO David Kantor Reach Media, Inc. CEO Dr. Reginald Weaver Teachers International President National Education Association Immediate Past Chairman 3

PRESIDENT’S LETTER To Our Valued Supporters: As the shaky economy continues to disrupt fundraising for so many nonprofits over the past year, the Tom Joyner Foundation would like to thank all of its donors who have shown their support to our mission of helping students complete their college education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We devoted 2011 to reinforcing our on-going commitment to HBCUs through our “Schools of the Month” program, helping keep black males in college through our Hercules Scholarship, supported several colleges with its capacity building and offered two new programs, including the “Semester at Sea” and “Veterans Education”. One of the major developments for the Foundation is the launch of its new website,, that has created a tool for us to extend our fundraising online as well as celebrate our scholars and promote our programs. As part of our on-going commitment to increasing the number of Black males in college, the Foundation awarded $1,500 to each our our 2012 Hercules Scholars, named after our late Board Member and my Grandfather Hercules Joyner. This initiative remained an integral part of the Foundation’s efforts to retain the number of Black males attending college. Our ‘Semester at Sea’ program offered two students full scholarships who sailed around the world as part of the Institute for Shipboard Education’s global education program. The Foundation shares ISE’s belief that international exposure is a critical element in today’s undergraduate education, offering students a real-life global education experience that will give them an edge in this highly competitive job market. The “Veterans Education Program”, in conjunction with Central State University, collaborated on a program to increase the number of veterans attending black colleges and help them transition from college to work. With the increasing number of veterans coming home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Foundation wanted to make sure these vets had access to educational opportunities at HBCUs. For the 12th Annual Fantastic Voyage™, nearly 4,000 guests successfully sailed out of Galveston, Texas as part of the ultimate ‘Party with a Purpose’, sailing to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. As we chart our course for the days ahead, the Foundation is moving forward to:  Find new sources of grants and strategic partnerships  Strengthen our online presence through improved content and online marketing  Develop more ways for HBCU students and alumni to engage with the Foundation online and in person  Celebrate the successes of our scholars The Foundation stands firm in dispelling the myths about HBCUs, and celebrating their tremendous contributions to students around the country who are getting prepared to become our future business executives, educators, doctors, lawyers, scientists, athletes and philanthropists.


Thomas Joyner, Jr. President



n behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors, I am pleased to present the 2011-12 annual financial report. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s finances for the 2011-12 fiscal year and a snapshot of important issues concerning our future.

As the nation navigates its way through this stormy economy, the Tom Joyner Foundation remains focused on its belief that the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities is vital to this country’s future. Educating our nation’s youth and producing future doctors, lawyers, business executives, scientists and philanthropists is one of the many roles HBCUs play. No other type of educational institution instills the confidence, the skills and foundation for success. My Foundation has stayed laser focused on making sure to provide key programs, scholarships and resources to ensure the future of these students – and these colleges. As I travel this country, I love hearing the stories – and getting the hugs - from current HBCU students and alumni. They know I’m passionate about black colleges – and that I’ll always be thankful to all of our donors for what they’re doing to help students complete their college educations – and support the thousands of faculty and administrators who are holding it down at campuses around the country. What I know for sure is that the Tom Joyner Foundation is steadfastly committed to making sure the next generation of scholars, athletes, politicians, corporate executives who have chosen HBCUs – pursue and fulfill their dreams. They are our future, and we have a responsibility to make sure we provide the tools for them to succeed.

Yours truly,

Tom Joyner, Chairman 5


The Famous

E&S Gallery on Deck 5


he Tom Joyner Foundation believes art and its many forms of expressions is a strong platform to promote Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their hidden treasures. The art legacies at HBCUs have a direct connection to the mission of the Tom Joyner Foundation and allows us to expand our cultural and furndraising base. We seize the opportunities to support art and frequently encourage partnerships with emerging artists.

Art on the Cruise

Key efforts to support art in 2011 • The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage • The South by South West Black Art Show – Dallas, Texas • Premier Art Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Opening • The National Black Art festival – Atlanta, Georgia • The Hale Woodruff Mural Project at Talladega College Tom Joyner Foundation 2011 partner artists were:


Aaron Henderson

M. G. Ballard

Annie Lee

Monique Luck

E and S Gallery

Phyllis Stephens

Frank Frazier

Rosalind McGary

Grace Kisa

Ted Ellis



he Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month Program (SOTM) features eleven (11) HBCUs throughout the calendar year as a School of the Month. The Foundation assists the schools with their annual fundraising initiatives that in support of capacity building, capital improvements and scholarships. Also, during the selected school’s month, weekly Hercules Scholar scholarships will be awarded to deserving male students. The Hercules Scholarship formerly named “Brotha’s on the Move” is now named after Tom Joyner’s later father Hercules L. Joyner. The Hercules Scholarship celebrates our best brightest male students at HBCUs. Students must have minimum GPA of 3.5 and also be active in campus activities and community service. Each Thursday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, these students are recognized by Tom Joyner through an on-air story which highlights there accomplishments and career aspirations.

2011 School of the Month HBCUs and Hercules Scholarship Recipients: January Talladega College Evan Reddick Emmanuel Pina James Escortt Christopher Mosley

February Johnson C. Smith University Anthony Cureton Charles Hauser Howard Estell Levi Williams

March Tougaloo College Jervarius Prescott Windell Blont Jamal Perkins Aaron Light

April Miles College

Cantrell Daniels Brandon Johnson Jeffery Gordon Michael Childress

May Allen University

June Wiley College

October Central State University

July Florida Memorial University

Oakwood University Alex Dumas Vincene Spellman, Jr. Jacues Mbongue Charles Eaton

Donny Williams Gerald White Rosnay Liendo Jermario Jefferson Dijon Edwards

William Boyd Kendrick Stevenson Kirkwood Adderly Christopher Orr

August Xavier University

Desmond Stewart Michael Seaberry George Jones Antonio Roberts

September Grambling State University Gerald Perkins Collin Jno-Finn Jed Philip Landry Kopdjous Dedric Smith

Gary Armstrong Kevin Turpin Dionte Mackey Moore Ricardo Warren


December Open School Month Logan Holmes Talladega College Deikory Williams Johnson C. Smith University Ronnie David Garcia Miles College Melvin Smith Tougaloo College Jarrett Requena Florida Memorial Unviersity

Jamal Stroud Harold Madden Dante Kenly Allan Brown, II


SUPPORTERS Umeme Abernathy

Marvin C. Clayton

Anthony L. Gillespie

Ad Results Advertising

The Coca-Cola Foundation

Deborah Gilliam

Zena M. Adeshina

Carolyn Codwell

Beverly Goggins

Janice C. Anochie

Jacqueline Cody Downing

Mary Staff Arthur

Orlando L. Coleman

Grambling University Alumni Detroit Chapter

Association of National Advertisers, Inc.

Bobby Cooper

Reginald Baker Ples Banks   Alton H. Barfield Jr. Dior Barry   Gertrude B. Batiste   Battelle Employer Match   Lee E. Black   Debra J. Bluitt   Julian Bond   Erma Bonner Platte   Veleka Bousley   BP Fabric of America Fund   Alverna J. Bracy   Sybil Bradley-Dallas   Faye Branch   Lisa R. Brooks-Thomas   Curtis Broom   Anthony K. Brown   Elizabeth Brown   Patricia G. Brown   Katrina G. Burch   Thelma J. Burse   Mildred Carrethers   Patrick Carter   Yolanda Carter-Flanigan   Eunice C. Cash   Dr. Gwendolyn J. Cheatham  


Costco Corporate Match Darla H. Culmer   Angela Davis   Sonia M. Davis   Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter   Brian Dennis   Hope L. Doe   Eddretta R. Dorsey   Kristen Dulcio   John E. Duncan   Lacy L. Durham   Tiffany N. Eaton   Ebony Edwards   Terri L. Edwards   Billie J. Elder   Harmona Epps    Davida Felder   Joseph Flowers   Alpha E. Fluitt   Elease Fogle Smith   Foote Communications LLC   Pamela Friday   Portia R. Friend   Sallie Gale   Game Time Budgeting, LLC   Sharon Gaynor   Vanessa I. Giles  

Theresa Gray-Jacobs Frederic Green   Justin S. Greene   Vanessa S. Greer   Byron Gross   Ronnise Handy   Carolyn M. Harris   Jean M. Harris   Jolene Harris   Juanita Harris   Adrienne Hawes   Estelle D. Hayes   Joye Hehn   L. Gregory Henley   Christine L. Hicks   Joseph Hill   Wilfred Holmes   Velma G. Hopkins   Earlean Jackson   Nedra Jackson   Paul Jackson   Walter J. Jackson   Harold D. Jacobs   Liza F. Jacobs   Odessa E. Jacocks   Ernest James   Vicky L. Jeffers   Brenda J. Jefferson    Cynthia Jodan  

Angelique Johnson Anne R. Johnson   Deborah Johnson   Henry Johnson   Kelvin Johnson   Tinecia Johnson   Cheryl L. Jones   D. Jones   Irene Jones   Larry Jones   Allison N. Joyner   Thomas Joyner   Martha Judge   Genesta Keys   Nishani Knight   Wilma S. Larson   Susan Lawrence   Catheline Lee   Vera D. Lembrick   Colonel Sheron R Leonard   Stanley D. Loggins   Carol L. Long   Shioney Lyons   Timothy Malone   Cathy L. Matthews   Dean Matthews   Grace E. Matthews   Joya F. McCarthy   Sandra Y. McLean   Cushondra McNeal   Elizabeth Meyers   Microsoft Matching Gifts Program   Debra Millet   Vergena Montgomery Clark   Edwin D. Moore   Verence Moore   Willie E. Moss  

Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas Ronald Mullins   Cathy Jenkins Newton North Carolina Central University Foundation, Inc.   Aneida Oakley   Omega Life Membership Foundation, Inc.   Ronald Owens   Michael Paran   Walker Parsons   Christopher Passmore   Michele Pearson   Perennial Law Group, LLP   Perrylee Home Health Care Services, Inc.   Robert C Pettit Sr. Tahida Peyton   Sarah Presley   Quia S. Querisma   Karen R. Raison   Frederick Ramsey   Jacqueline Richardson   Phillis Riley   Darlene Rollins   Tanya Samuels   Corey Savage   Jonathan A. Scott   Shannon Lynee Shackelford   Marilyn D. Sheffield   Bennie Simmons  

John Staff Bennie Stembridge   Joyce Stevens   Vernell I. Straughter   L.H. Sutton   Pamela Swain    Maurice C Thomas   LaVonne Thompson, Esq.   Mary Ester Tipton   Charlon Tolliver   Marlene Tomlinson   TransCanada PipeLine U.S.A. Ltd.   Marvin Tyler   United Way of Delaware   United Way of Greater Twin Cities   Robert Vallair   Marquisa Wade   Katrina Walton   Alvin Washington   Sharlyn L. Wilkinson   Veronica William   Craig Williams   Welbert D. Williams   Jean Wilson   Terry D. Wilson   Wendy Wilson-Walker   Winston-Salem State University Foundation   Anthony L. Young   Margaret Zabawar   Zanzibar Management Group, LLC 

Koboi Simpson Dennis J. Smiter   LaShunda Smith   Dennis J. Smither   Gwendolyn St. Julian   9


The Tom Joyner Foundation’s Veterans Education Program is a comprehensive initiative that provides support services for America’s veterans. In partnerships with specific Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country, the program is designed to help veterans succeed academically, and make a comfortable transition back to their homes, their families and communities. The goals of the program are: •

To increase male and female enrollment of veterans in college

To achieve satisfactory completion rate for veteran students

To assist in the successful transition of veteran students from college to the work place.

Our comprehensive program combines support in the following areas: •

Education – veterans transition course, veterans only courses, experiential learning credit (if applicable), distance learning courses

Counseling – coordination with VA, local mental health organizations and/or college mental health services to ensure that veterans have access to quality mental health services to aid in their transition home (PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc)

Supportive Services – career development/employment assistance as they complete program, resource referral for identified needs (housing, childcare, health care, employment, etc), veteran center with computer lab.

The program launched this year with Central State University located inWilberforce, Ohio as our pilot partner.

10 is the online destination dedicated to Tom Joyner's passion for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). You can read about the foundation's mission, learn more about its programs, meet its weekly scholars, read profiles about past scholars, participate in fun polls, purchase artwork from some nationally celebrated artists and make a donation. 11



uring 2011, the Tom Joyner Foundation partnered with Allstate Insurance Company for the third annual Quotes for Education program. For each insurance quote a donation of $10 was made to the Tom Joyner Foundation to support student scholarships at selected HBCUs. Each selected HBCU received $10,000 in scholarship funds to award five students, a $2,000 scholarship. Each student was required to have a 3.0 GPA and write a 500 word essay on the topic “How has attending an HBCU influenced how you serve your community?”

Allstate Quotes for Education –Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship HBCUs Alcorn State University Bethune-Cookman University Coppin State University Delaware State University Hampton University


Langston University Lincoln University of Missouri Philander Smith College South Carolina State University Spelman College

FINANCIALS 2010 TOTAL REVENUE and SUPPORT 2010 TOTAL REVENUE and SUPPORT (restricted and temporarily restricted) (restricted and temporarily restricted)

Public Contributions Public Event Contributions Special Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Special Event Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Other fundraising Other fundraising Investment and royalty income royaltyand income Investment TOTALand REVENUE SUPPORT TOTAL REVENUE and SUPPORT

$1,186,881 $1,186,881 $6,690,314 $ $6,690,314 20,988 20,988 $ $ 9,957 $ 9,957 $7,908,140 $7,908,140

15.0% 15.0% 84.6% 84.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 100.00% 100.00%

$ 225,050 $ 225,050 $6,301,598 $6,301,598 $0 $ 6,363$ 0 $ 6,363 $6,533,011 $6,533,011

3.4% 3.4% 96.5% 96.5% 0.00% 0.00% 0.1% 0.1% 100.00% 100.00%

2011 TOTAL REVENUE and SUPPORT 2011 TOTAL REVENUE and SUPPORT (restricted and temporarily restricted)

(restricted and temporarily restricted) Public Contributions Public Event Contributions Special Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Special Event Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Other fundraising Other fundraising Investment and royalty income Investment royaltyand income TOTALand REVENUE SUPPORT TOTAL REVENUE and SUPPORT




Grants and Scholarships to HBCUs Special Event Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Other fundraising General administrative expenses TOTAL EXPENSES

$1,210,791 $7,012,827 $ 6,400 $ 611,550 $8,841,568

13.7% 79.3% 0.1% 6.9% 100.00%

Grants and Scholarships HBCUs Grants and Scholarships toto HBCUs Special Event Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Special Event Fundraising: Fantastic Voyage Cruise Other fundraising Other fundraising General administrative expenses General administrative expenses

$ 333,858 $1,210,791 $ 5,905,319 $7,012,827 $ 6,400$ 0 347,071 $ $611,550

5.1% 13.7% 89.7% 79.3% 0.0% 0.1% 5.2% 6.9%

$ 6,586,248 $8,841,568

100.00% 100.00%




Grants and Scholarships to HBCUs                          Fundraising:                                                                  Fantastic                                        2011       Cruise   Special Event Voyage         Other fundraising Investment  and   Public   General administrative expenses royalty  income  


Investment and   royalty  income  $






Public Contributions           Special  Event  Fundraising:  Fantastic  Voyage  Cruise  


Special Event   Fundraising:   FantasUc   Special  Event   Voyage  Cruise   Fundraising:   FantasUc   Voyage  Cruise  




Public ContribuUons  



royalty income  

fundraising $ 6,586,248

Special Event   Fundraising:   FantasUc   Voyage  Cruise  

(restricted and  temporarily  restricted)    

333,858 5.1%       89.7% $0 0.0% Public   347,071ContribuUons   5.2% Investment   and  

             2010                          2011                                                                                                        $     5,905,319        



$      225,050     $6,301,598    



(restricted and   temporarily   restricted)     (restricted   and   temporarily    restricted)      






Contributions        3.4%          3.4%  Public     Public  Contributions             $        2  25,050     $1,186,881   Event   Fundraising:   Fantastic  VFoyage   Cruise     $6,690,314   96.5%       96.5%  Special     Special   Event  Fundraising:   antastic   Voyage  $6,301,598   Cruise  




(restricted and  tempora

Public Contributi  15.0%   Special  Event  Fun 84.6%  



he Tom Joyner Foundation partnered with the Institute for Shipboard Education, to provide scholarships for HBCU students to partake in study abroad program Semester at Sea®, sponsored

by the University of Virginia. The scholarships will help to educate HBCU students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world. With the world as the students’ classroom, Semester at Sea® unique shipboard program integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community. HBCU scholarship recipients’ who rise to the challenge of spending a semester abroad will not only earn college credit but also enjoy a host of tangible personal, career, academic, and other benefits. During the 2011 year two students were selected as the inaugural scholarship recipients. Kelsey Riley from Xavier University of Louisiana and Inita Knox of Florida A&M University.


HBCUs Supported by the Tom Joyner Foundation Listed Alphabetically by State Alabama Alabama A&M University Alabama State University Concordia College Miles College Oakwood University Selma University Stillman College Talladega College Tuskegee University Arkansas Arkansas Baptist College Philander Smith College University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Delaware Delaware State University District of Columbia Howard University University of the District of Columbia Florida Bethune-Cookman College Edward Waters College Florida A&M University Florida Memorial University

Georgia Albany State University Clark Atlanta University Fort Valley State University Morehouse College Morehouse School of Medicine Morris Brown College Paine College Savannah State University Spelman College Kentucky Kentucky State University

Louisiana Dillard University of Louisiana Grambling State University Southern University and A&M College Southern University at New Orleans Xavier University Maryland Bowie State University Coppin State University Morgan State University University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Pennsylvania Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (1837) Lincoln University of Pennsylvania South Carolina Allen University Benedict College Claflin University Morris College South Carolina State University Voorhees College

Mississippi Alcorn State University Jackson State University Mississippi Valley State University Rust College Tougaloo College Missouri Harris-Stowe State University Lincoln University of Missouri

Tennessee Fisk University Knoxville College Lane College LeMoyne-Owen College Meharry Medical College Tennessee State University Texas Huston-Tillotson University Jarvis Christian College Paul Quinn College Prairie View A&M University Texas College Texas Southern University Wiley College

North Carolina Barber-Scotia College Bennett College Elizabeth City State University Fayetteville State University Johnson C. Smith University Livingstone College North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Central University Saint Augustine’s College Shaw University Winston-Salem State University Ohio Central State University Wilberforce University

West Virginia Bluefield State College West Virginia State University

Oklahoma Langston University

U.S. Virgin Islands University of the Virgin Islands

Virginia Hampton University Norfolk State University Saint Paul’s College Virginia State University Virginia Union University


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Tom Joyner Foundation Annual Report - 2011  

Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation ( has focused on its primary mission of helping to keep students e...