CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that unleash the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday will kick-off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3, 2019, and throughout the year.

HCF mission is to support the significance and campaign in raising funds for students scholarships and services at HBCUs and PBIs has joined the global day to meet its fundraising goal of $5,000 to support the organization’s advocacy efforts to continue to support students and HBCUs. We believe that this global movement can impact millions of lives.

“We want to continue to advocate, inspire and transform within the HBCU community as a supportive serving organization by reducing the financial burden on a students’ education at a Historically Black College or University or Predominately Black Institution,” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., HCF’s President and CEO, Founder. “The set fundraising goal and necessary funds needed will provide our organization with the ability to inspire and assist students to reach beyond their limits.”

Leading up to GivingTuesday, you can join the movement by posting a #Unselfie on social media or talk about “Why do you support HCF” as a supportive serving organization and using our official campaign hashtag #HCFGivingTuesday. You may also share our GivingTuesday social media tools.

Those who are interested in joining HCF’s Giving Tuesday initiative can visit or and contribute to one of the following:

  • Campaign For HBCUs and Excellence Campaign
  • HBCU General Scholarship Fund
  • Unrestricted Fund
  • Initiative Programming Fund
  • I Love My HBCU Alumni Giving Campaign

You can also register to volunteer with us and assist with various special projects by visiting

Higher education can be the debt of students to accomplishing their dreams and in order to fulfill this mission in campaigning for higher education, you can make a deference by joining the #CampaignForHBCUs club. We hope that you consider HCF this #GivingTuesday!


About HBCU Campaign Fund

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit advocacy organization which is mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for scholarships and initiative programming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs). HCF advocates for students, alumni and HBCU and PB institutions. For more information, visit

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of million of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. For more information, visit

PINE BLUFF, AR – The Tom Joyner Foundation will feature the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) as its School of the Month (TJSOM) for September. Now more than ever, the Tom Joyner Foundation is committed to the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities because they continue to play an important part of educating our nation’s youth and producing future doctors, lawyers, business executives, scientists and philanthropists.

According to a press release from the university, each month, the Tom Joyner Foundation designates a Historically Black College and University to receive its support. The scholarship support money is sent directly to the HBCU for students. The scholarships are awarded to the students through the Financial Aid Department based on financial need and other requirements from the school and the donors.

In 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation began giving financial scholarships to African American students who were in need at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. To date, the foundation has raised and given away over $50 million in assistance to thousands of students. According to the organization, each HBCU selected for this honor will provide at least 100 scholarships.

As the Tom Joyner School of the Month, UAPB will use its fundraising efforts to support the Tom Joyner Scholarship at UAPB.

“We need alumni, faculty, students, local community and everyone who has a desire to help students to give to the school of the month initiative,” said Dr. Margaret Martin-Hall, Director of Development and Title III. “We ask that all UAPB supporters help by giving and encouraging others to give as well.”

To give to the Tom Joyner Scholarship at UAPB during the School of the Month initiative, visit or text UAPBLION TO 41444. Checks are also accepted and should be made payable to Tom Joyner SOM – UAPB and mailed to Tom Joyner Foundation, 13760 Noel Road, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75240.

For more information about the initiative, contact UAPB’s Office of Development at (870) 575-8702.



About The Tom Joyner Foundation
The Tom Joyner Foundation ( was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements. The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 18-year history to help sustain and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, offered matching grant support, and career development to deserving students.