Dallas, TX — Allstate Insurance Company and the Tom Joyner Foundation are kicking off its ninth year of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their students through the annual Quotes for Education (QFE) program. Allstate will donate up to $100,000 in scholarship funds to the Tom Joyner Foundation to assist students attending HBCUs.
Between August 1 and November 30, 2017, Allstate will contribute $10 for every person who goes online to AllstateQuotesForEducation.com to request a quote for auto, home, motorcycle or renters insurance.
“Allstate and the Tom Joyner Foundation are dedicated to investing in the journeys of students attending HBCU’s as we know that upon graduation they are well positioned to change lives and change the world,” said Cheryl Harris, senior vice president at Allstate and an alumna of Florida A&M University. “HBCU’s play an instrumental role in educating students from all walks of life – diverse in socio-economic status, 1st generation college attendees, city or country of origin – and it is through the cultivation of these curious and determined minds that they continue to have an immeasurable impact on society.”
Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show who is a Tuskegee University alumnus, chairman/founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation, says, “Allstate has been a great partner with us over the past nine years with this program and in many other ways. They share my love and passion to make sure we are investing in our beloved HBCUs and their students who go on to great things in all walks of life.”
Since 2009, Allstate has donated more than $1.6 million representing over 500 student scholarships distributed to HBCU students through the QFE program.
Allstate’s year-round commitment to programs that empower the African American community includes its 12-year history of being the title sponsor of the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, in addition to its QFE partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation.
Founded in 1998 by nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner, the Tom Joyner Foundation supports HBCUs with scholarships, endowments and capacity building enhancements. To help sustain and preserve the legacies of HBCUs, the Foundation has supported more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs, recommending internships and career development to its students.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Other growth platforms include predictive analytics company Arity and consumer-product protection plan company SquareTrade. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. In 2016, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $42 million to support local communities.
About The Tom Joyner Foundation
The Tom Joyner Foundation (www.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 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.