Date + Location



Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Chicago Cultural Center
Preston Bradley Hall
78 East Washington 
Chicago, IL 60602

6 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Program


Patricia Brown Holmes
Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP


We are currently sold out of individual tickets. Please contact Meaghan Jenkins at (312) 566-9790 or at for more information or to be added to the wait list. 

A limited number of tickets for Posse alumni are still available: Please click here to register for the event.

2014 Hosts

  • Sharon Barner, Vice President & General Counsel, Cummins, Inc.
  • Juliette Pryor, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, US Foods
  • Paula HoldermanChief Attorney Development Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Zaldwaynaka "Z" ScottPartner, Kaye Scholer LLP; Chair of the Board of Commissioners, Chicago Housing Authority
    David Weisman, Partner, Miller Shakman and Beem LLP

Power of 10 Committee

  • Honorable Amy St. Eve, Event Co-Chair; U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois
  • Jonathan Thayer, Event Co-Chair; Chief Financial Officer, Exelon
  • Rod Adams,  Director, Human Capital Strategy, PwC
  • Kathleen Cantillon Global Director of Communications & Reputation, AAR Corporation
  • Gary Kirshenbaum, Regional Director of Business Development, James O'Brien Associates, Inc.
  • James Pavlik, Partner, Venture Capital Group, Baird
  • Erica Phillips, Assistant Director, Booth School of Business
  • David Susler, Associate General Counsel, National Material LP
  • Suprita Taparia, Personal Investor

Posse Chicago

Posse Chicago Power of 10

The Power of 10 is Posse’s signature fundraising event that recognizes the strength of a Posse of 10 dynamic students and celebrates diversity in higher education and the workforce. This festive cocktail reception features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment, and honors a philanthropic leader from the community. 

Since 2000, Posse Chicago has selected over 1,000 Scholars who have earned more than $125 million in merit-based leadership scholarships from its 11 partner colleges and universities: Agnes Scott College, Connecticut College, Cornell University, Denison University, DePauw University, Middlebury College, Oberlin College, Pomona College, St. Olaf College, Trinity College, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Participation Levels

  • $100,000 Innovator: Full-page ad in program, premier logo display at
    event, logo on invitation and on Posse's website, 50 tickets, reserved VIP seating.
  • $50,000 Leader: Half-page ad in program, premier logo display at event,
    logo on invitation and on Posse's website, 25 tickets, reserved VIP seating.
  • $25,000 Benefactor: Quarter-page ad in program, prominent logo display
    at event, logo on invitation, 14 tickets, reserved VIP seating.
  • $10,000 Mentor: Logo in program and displayed at event, 10 tickets, 
    reserved VIP seating.
  • $5,000 Ambassador: Listing in program and at event, 6 tickets, 
    reserved VIP seating.
  • $2,500 Advocate: Listing in program, 4 tickets, reserved VIP seating.
  • $1,000 Friend: 2 tickets, reserved VIP seating. sold out
  • $250 VIP ticket: Includes reserved VIP seating. sold out
    $125 General admission. 
    sold out
  • $55 Alumni ticket.

For more information, please contact Meaghan Jennings at (312) 566-9790 or