TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons was recently featured on the Tom Joyner Morning Show appealing to supporters to help the university reach its $1.5 million goal.
FAMU has raised more than $1 million toward its goal of $1.5 million for the Tom Joyner Foundation breaking a record for raising more money than any other historically black college or university (HBCU).
In January, FAMU kicked off the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month’s Tenth Year Anniversary. FAMU students received scholarships every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the month. There were also on-air presentations made during the month including a presentation by FAMU President James H. Ammons.
“I am proud that Florida A&M University is the first of the Tom Joyner School of the Month to achieve the million-dollar mark,” said Ammons. “There are numerous donors that enabled us to reach this great milestone.”
Ammons thanked Capital of Health Plan of Tallahassee; FAMU alumni Juanita and Virginia Orr of Bowie, Maryland; Darryl Parks of Parks and Crump, LLC; and Will Packer, president and CEO of Rainforest Films.
To reach the $1.5 million goal, Ammons reached out to FAMU supporters.
“Our campaign is not over,” said Ammons. “If we can get 300 people to give at least $1,000, that will help us to reach our goal.”
Individuals interested in hearing Ammons on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, can visit the following link http://saturn.reachmediainc.com/forum/download.php?id=2113
The university has until January 16, 2009, to reach its goal.
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