The Tom Joyner Foundation is proud to announce that Tom Joyner, iconic radio host and entertainment pioneer, and Sheryl Underwood, multi-faceted media personality and host of The Talk on CBS television, will partner with the foundation to raise money for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help keep talented and deserving students in school and to support other important initiatives.
The pair will kick off their collaboration with the “Celebrities with a Purpose” campaign, with Sheryl serving as Chairperson. The campaign is designed to form collaborations with other celebrities to support various charitable events, including the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage, the Tom Joyner Foundation’s largest fundraiser that provides scholarships to HBCU students.
“I am happy that Sheryl accepted my offer to be the 2021 Chairperson, because she knows the value of having a good education. With her passion and historical successes, I know she will help the Foundation not just reach its scholarship goals for 2021/2022, but into the future as well,” said Tom Joyner.
Sheryl Underwood is national spokesperson for Procter & Gamble’s Metamucil brand and for the HBCU Divine Nine Challenge. Sheryl’s Pack Rat Foundation for Education, along with her long-term partnership bring much needed money and resources to our nation’s HBCUs. “Tom Joyner has set the standard for what balancing philanthropy and commerce should look like. He has always been a stellar example of how to use the power of Black radio for the greater good. Together, we will continue to Party With A Purpose®! Tom Joyner IS the ‘Fly Jock,” so the sky is the limit. And I look forward to working with Tom and his amazing team; this is a match made in philanthropy heaven,” said Sheryl Underwood.
The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage was created by trailblazer Tom Joyner as a fundraiser to support students in schools at HBCUs. The 22 year long-running music and empowerment-themed yearly cruise generally features more than 50 LIVE entertainment acts, seminars, daily inspiration, celebrities, and fun theme nights.
Tom Joyner’s Ultimate Party with a Purpose® Fantastic Voyage 20 in 2021 will set sail from Miami November 6 – 14, 2021 with stops in the Eastern Caribbean.