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Denny’s Hungry for Education™ (HFE) is a scholarship program that recognizes and rewards students who show initiative and creativity in ideas on bringing communities together. The key focus of the Hungry for Education™ Scholarship Program is helping students continue their education while also rewarding students for their desire to make a change.
Your tax-deductible gift will provide scholarships for students and make a difference in the communities we serve.


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Denny's, Inc
Hungry for Education™ Scholarship Program
Attn. April Kelly-Drummond
203 East Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29319

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Contact us at (864) 597-8650
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100 Black Men of Upstate S.C. Inc.

The mission of the 100 Black Men of the Upstate is to inspire high aspirations among youth and improve the quality of life within African American communities located in the Upstate of South Carolina. We strive to optimize the futures of African American youth and the African American communities we serve. The 100 Black Men of the Upstate seeks to serve as advocates and leaders using our diverse talents and skills within the 100 program initiatives to create environments that inspire youth to achieve at a high level.

We intend to encourage youth and the African American communities that we serve to make healthy choices and become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of Upstate South Carolina and the global society.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Lambda Rho Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, is a globally-impactful organization of nearly 300,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership. Alpha Kappa Alpha focuses on two key arenas: the lifelong personal and professional development of each of its members; and galvanizing its membership into an organization of respected power and influence, consistently at the forefront of effective advocacy and social change that results in equality and equity for all citizens of the world. Check out their Facebook and Instagram pages as well. 
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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

HACU is the only national educational association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). HACU represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Thousands of young Hispanics have benefited from a variety of HACU scholarship opportunities and federal and corporate internships offered through the HACU National Internship Program.

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National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

“NGLCC is so pleased to partner with Denny’s to make a difference in communities across the country. Together we will help put the ideas of young LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs into action,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. “A vital part of our mission is to cultivate the next generation of LGBTQ+ business leaders in our community who will create lasting change across the nation.”

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. NGLCC is the exclusive third-party certifying body for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. Over 1/3 of Fortune 500 recognize this certification and partner with NGLCC to create fully LGBT-inclusive supply-chains.The LGBT business owners NGLCC represents generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, create jobs and innovate business solutions nationwide. Additionally, NGLCC is the leading public policy advocate working to include Certified LGBTBE® businesses in procurement opportunities at the federal, state and local level. NGLCC Global is expanding its reach to five continents, bridging economic opportunity and LGBTI human rights worldwide.

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Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Partners for Youth with Disabilities empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.

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The Greater Spartanburg Divine 9

The Greater Spartanburg Divine 9 is composed of the following organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. The purpose of the Greater Spartanburg Divine 9 is to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. To this end, the Greater Spartanburg Divine 9 promotes the well-being of its affiliate fraternities and sororities, facilitates the establishment and development of local councils of Greater Spartanburg Divine 9 and provides leadership training for its constituents.

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The Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF)

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 (HBCU) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements.The Foundation has provided necessary support to every HBCU in its 20-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.

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University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation

Chartered in 1973 as the Carolina Piedmont Foundation, and renamed in 2009, the USC Upstate Foundation exists to seek and accept gifts of charitable, benevolent, cultural and educational purposes for the exclusive benefit of the University. Accredited as a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation has raised or otherwise administered contributions, grants, bond funds, and endowments for capital construction, laboratory, scholarship and endowment purposes. The mission of our foundation is to support the University of South Carolina Upstate in all of its educational, research, instructional, scientific, literary, service, charitable and outreach endeavors.

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US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC)

USPAACC is the oldest and largest national, non-profit, non-partisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. The mission of USPAACC is to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Asian-American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asian and Indian Subcontinent markets.

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Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College is a global academic health sciences center advancing health equity through innovative research, transformative education, exceptional and compassionate health services and policy-influencing thought leadership. True to its legacy, Meharry empowers diverse populations to improve the well-being of humankind.

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United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Foundation

The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by promoting education and leadership development, empowering Latinos and similarly disenfranchised groups through civic engagement and research, and by maximizing participation in the electoral process. Over the last 40 years, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) has empowered minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups through leadership development, civic engagement, and research.

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National Urban League Foundation

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the Urban League collaborates at the national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers, and corporate partners to elevate the standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.

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National Veterans Business Development Council Foundation

National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) was established in 2013 to address the growing need to identify and certify both service disabled and veteran owned businesses (SD/VOBs) in the government and commercial (corporate) marketplace. The NVBDC administers a rigorous certification process designed to withstand the scrutiny of governmental and corporate entities seeking to utilize certified SD/VOBs. 

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Getty Images

This year's program will support the digitization of up to 200,000 archival photos from the Grant Recipients.
Getty Images will work side‑by‑side with the HBCU Grant recipients during the digitization process.  HBCUs retain all copyright, and original photos will be returned to the HBCUs after scanning, along with the newly digitized photos. Getty Images will represent the digitized photos, providing a new revenue source for the HBCU Grant recipients. 

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