2021 Posse Gala - Celebrating the NEXT 10,000
2021 Posse Gala

Posse's Annual Gala

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Celebrating the NEXT 10,000



Streaming Live from Cipriani South Street

Link to view live event will follow

Event Schedule

  1. 7:30pm: Program (Eastern Time)

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Celebrating the NEXT 10,000

In 2020, Posse more than doubled the number of cities from which we recruit students and added a record number of new colleges and universities as partners. We interviewed 17,000 students from across the country and selected our 10,000th Posse Scholar.

While we won’t be able to celebrate and applaud in person, we are excited to stream an inspiring and exciting gala program live from Cipriani South Street in New York City. Please join us on September 29 from the comfort of your own home. More details will be provided later.

Being a supporter of Posse means believing in opportunity and equity for young people from all backgrounds; it means building a diverse leadership network for this country’s workforce. Support the NEXT 10,000 by sponsoring the Posse Gala and becoming a Leadership Sponsor.


Lesley Stahl Correspondent, 60 Minutes

2021 Honorees

Each year, The Posse Foundation identifies honorees who exhibit leadership, who make a significant contribution in the field of education, and who positively affect people’s lives. They are leaders in their respective fields, presidents and chancellors of Posse partner colleges and universities, and Posse alumni. We are proud to acknowledge these honorees as role models for us all:

Rebecca Blank Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sulman Usman Vanderbilt University Posse Alumnus; President & CEO, Adaptive Green Inc

Sponsorship Levels

Current Sponsor List

Due to recent spikes in Covid cases, we have decided to limit the number of in-person attendees this year. We have put measures in place to ensure the safety of everyone who will be present.


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