Our 3,100+ Posse alumni are changing the face of leadership

By 2020 there will be more than 6,000 Posse alumni in the workforce. Members of this Posse alumni network will sit at the tables where decisions are made and better represent the voices of all Americans.

Each year Posse comes closer to realizing its long-term goal of changing the face of leadership in the United States. The ultimate goal is to build a brand new kind of professional leadership network, one that this country has never seen before, and one that will more accurately represent the demographics of the nation. Posse alumni come from the nation’s largest urban public school systems and graduate from top colleges and universities. As they assume positions of leadership, they will reflect the concerns, values and dreams of all Americans.

To best serve its alumni, The Posse Foundation established programming with four primary components: 1) The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC), 2) Graduate School Affiliates, 3) The National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, and 4) The Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal.

with two or more years of experience either have or are pursuing graduate degrees

Posse National Alumni Advisory Council

The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) comprises 16 alumni representing all Posse sites. PNAAC was established to support alumni by providing continued leadership and professional development opportunities. PNAAC also works to further relationships between alumni and the Foundation and to encourage philanthropy, leadership and networking within the alumni community.

Graduate School Affiliates

The expansion of graduate school opportunities for Posse alumni is a testament to Posse’s growing reputation for excellence among institutions of higher education. Below is a list of graduate schools that offer scholarships along with stipends and other forms of financial aid to support graduate study for Posse alumni.

Carnegie Mellon University

Johns Hopkins University

Northeastern University

Northwestern University

University of Washington (Seattle)

Yale University

Posse Scholar/Alumni Portal

This online resource provides Posse Scholars and alumni with information about professional development and graduate school opportunities as well as details about upcoming events and important Posse news.

The 2012 Posse Alumni Report

Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.

David Pérez Featured Alumnus

Dr. David Pérez II is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is conducting a national study on the achievement patterns of male Latino students at selective colleges and universities. Read David’s Story.

Latest News

Sting, Debbie Harry, Chris Botti Perform at Annual Gala

Summer 2015

​The Posse Foundation’s annual gala held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, was a star-studded affair featuring performances by world-renowned artists Sting, Debbie Harry and Chris Botti. The event raised $2.1 million to support Posse’s programs and Scholars and honored four Posse Stars.

10th Posse Chapter Opens in San Francisco Bay Area

Summer 2015

​In April, Posse commemorated the launch of its 10th chapter, Posse Bay Area, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Posse Board Chair Jeff Ubben.

Vanderbilt Alum, Army Veteran Leads Posse Bay Area

Summer 2015

With a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, a master’s from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, many years as a Posse staff member, and three years as a U.S. Army officer, Posse alumnus Leroy Foster is uniquely positioned to lead Posse’s 10th chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bucknell Scholar Contributes to National Cancer Institute Research

Summer 2015

Bucknell University Scholar Ahmed Elnaiem, a rising senior majoring in cell biology and biochemistry, is putting his skills to work as a research assistant with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Ropes & Gray Partner Champions Power of Opportunity

Summer 2015

​Opportunity is at the crux of Posse national board member Diane Patrick’s career trajectory, and it’s what drew her to The Posse Foundation.

450 Posse Scholars Graduate from Top Universities

Summer 2015

​This year, 450 Posse Scholars graduated from Posse partner colleges and universities across the country. These impressive young people leave college well prepared to take full advantage of the many opportunities a first-rate education affords.

Student Affairs VP, Dean of Students Builds Dynamic Colby Community

Summer 2015

​With nearly 30 years of experience, James “Jim” Terhune, the vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Colby College, is committed to creating a college community that offers students a holistic, dynamic learning environment.

Barclays Awards Posse More Than $1 Million

Summer 2015

A partnership with ​Barclays, the British multinational banking and financial services company, began with a $25,000 grant to Posse Boston and has grown to include more than $1 million in financial support for the Foundation nationally and additional local funding for Posse’s chapters in Boston, Chicago, Miami and New York.

News + Events - Summer 2015

Summer 2015

53 Scholars & Alumni Win Prestigious Fellowships, Annual Liaison Conference a Success, Save the Date for Power of 10 Events

Scholars, Alumni Win Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships

Summer 2015

This year, 53 Posse Scholars and alumni won major national and international fellowship awards.