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The Savannah State University and the Savannah State University National Alumni Association is hosting a “Breakfast with a Purpose” Saturday morning to raise $200,000 to provide scholarships to keep students in school.

The kick off event, which is part of the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month Campaign, will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Student Union on Savannah State’s campus, Ballrooms A & B, 3219 College Street, Savannah, GA. A donation of at least $25 is expected from anyone who attends. Anyone can donate any amount to Savannah State by going to http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/donate and click on the “Donate” button for School of the Month.

Throughout the morning, a host of supporters will participate, including alumni locally and around the country, administrators and Savannah public officials and other VIPs. Alumni and supporters who cannot make the event on campus are encourage to host a similar event at the same time, then log-in via the Internet to watch a live stream of the event on Savannah State’s campus. Here’s how participants can join the event via the Internet or your mobile device using WebEx, an online conference tool. For more details about logging onto WebEx, please go to: http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/news/savannah-state-host-breakfast-purpose/

Savannah State is the Tom Joyner Foundation’s ‘School of the Month’ for August. During the month, Joyner helps rally students, alumni and other supporters to donate to the 123-year-old university that has more than 4,600 students, 145 faculty and offers 22 baccalaureate majors and degrees and four masters.

About The Tom Joyner Foundation
The Tom Joyner Foundation (http://tomjoynerfoundation.org) 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 14-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.
Posted By: Neil Foote
Thursday, August 8th 2013 at 2:16PM
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