The historically black colleges and universities across the nation thrive not only from the strong cultural connection, but from the supportive and vast alumni network. It is not uncommon for graduates — both recent and those celebrating 20-year reunions — to contribute to their alma maters and offer support to the current students.
Tuskegee graduate Tom Joyner, the Tom Joyner Foundation and Denny’s Corporation, franchisor and operator of one of America’s largest full-service restaurant chains, are showing their love for first-generation college students with the launch of the “Tom Joyner Foundation – Denny’s First Generation College Scholarship Road to Success Fundraiser.”
Between March 1 and June 30, customers at participating Denny’s restaurants and supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from around the country will be able to donate to the scholarship fund.
Details of the “Road to Success” fundraiser will be available at participating Denny’s restaurants as well promoted through traditional, online and social media. The Foundation and Denny’s have set up methods in which supporters may donate to the campaign. To donate, click here
We are thrilled that Denny’s and the Tom Joyner Foundation find it important to provide opportunity to HBCU students and are blazing the trail to do so.