Allen University is the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month

Columbia, SC– The Tom Joyner Foundation, a major driving force in raising money for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) since 1998, has kicked-off an aggressive fundraising campaign for Allen University.

The foundation, established by the nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, said Allen University was chosen as part of its on-going effort to assist these HBCUs in broadening and strengthening their efforts to raise money to help keep students attending these institutions.

As the May 2011 Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month, Allen University will receive funds raised from listeners, alumni, and other interested parties during the month of May.  Throughout the month, the Tom Joyner Morning Show aired in 115 markets around the country and reaches nearly eight million listeners weekly, will promote the University and award scholarships to deserving students.

“The foundation is really happy to work with Allen University,” said Tom Joyner, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute and the foundation’s chairman.  “The college has a wonderful history and this foundation is all about making sure students are able to stay in school.”

The Tom Joyner Foundation has helped to raise more than $60 million to help thousands of students at more than 80 colleges and universities.

To learn more about how you can support the Allen University- Tom Joyner Foundation partnership, visit or  You may also call the University at (803) 376-5728.  Donations may be sent directly to: Allen University, 1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204, Attn: Tom Joyner SOTM.