The Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Scholarship Foundation

The Joyce & Thomas Moorehead Foundation



"Educating Today's Scholars, Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders"

About The Mooreheads


The Beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. -- B. B. King

The Joyce & Thomas Moorehead Foundation

 Formerly the Sterling Automotive Group Foundation


Founded in 2004 by Joyce and Thomas A. Moorehead, the foundation has provided more than $400,000 in charitable assistance to working families and non-profit organizations in northern Virginia and greater Washington, D.C.  Joyce, an attorney and Thomas Moorehead, a 26 year veteran of the automotive industry, own BMW of Sterling, the largest African American owned BMW franchise in the nation, MINI of Sterling and Rolls Royce Motor Cars Sterliing. They also own several hotel properties located throughout the nation.  Thomas, as owner of BMW of Sterling and MINI of Sterling, was recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as its 2007 Automobile Dealer of the Year.


Thomas is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), which works to improve opportunities for all minority automobile dealers in the industry.  Joyce is a member of the board of trustees of Bethune Cookman University. They are significant annual contributors to at least three historically black institutions of higher learning: Howard University, Grambling State University, Bethune Cookman University and several other civic and charitable organizations. Their commitment to education led them to endow scholarships through the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund and to fund the Moorehead Learning Center at the headquarters of a local chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


The Joyce & Thomas Moorehead Family Foundation is proud to share this list of students

and groups who benefited from the foundation’s efforts.  Please click here to view full list of over 80 scholarship recipients.