Congressman John Lewis and Posse Scholars at Boston University.
Congressman John Lewis and Posse Scholars at Boston University.

News & Events

Fall 2018

Congressman John Lewis Meets with Scholars at Commencement

Posse Atlanta Scholars in Boston University’s 2018 graduating class had the privilege of a private meeting with Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis at their commencement ceremony in May.


Vice President for Enrollment Management Donald A. Saleh is the Posse liaison at Syracuse University.

Winter 2013

V.P. for Enrollment Champions Posse at Syracuse U.

This past fall, Syracuse University welcomed its first Posses from Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami. Helping to pave the way for those 30 Scholars is Donald A. Saleh, the vice president for enrollment management at Syracuse and Posse liaison.

Heather C. McGhee, the vice president of policy and outreach at Demos.

Winter 2013

Presidents Conference Tackles Economics of Higher Ed

In October, presidents and chancellors from top colleges and universities around the country convened in New York City for Posse’s biennial Presidents Conference on Higher Education. This year’s Conference entitled, Another Bubble: The Sustainability of the Higher Education Economic Model, explored the viability of current approaches to funding postsecondary institutions.

Middlebury Posse Scholar Aya Gallego will return to New York after graduation to teach with Uncommon Schools.

Winter 2013

Scholar Promotes Dialogue, Diversity at Middlebury

As co-founder of the My Midd Retreat and president of Women of Color (WOC), Middlebury College senior Aya Gallego facilitates important conversations among her peers about identity, race and gender.

Infor Chief Executive Officer Charles Phillips.

Winter 2013

Infor CEO Joins Board, Sponsors Veterans Posse Program

Infor Chief Executive Officer Charles Phillips, a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, joined the Posse National Board of Directors in April 2012. Infor, a leading global software company, was the first corporate sponsor of the recently launched Veterans Posse Program.

President of Comedy Central and Posse board member Michele Ganeless.

Winter 2013

Longstanding Partner Viacom Committed to Program’s Success

Since 2006, The Posse Foundation has enjoyed the generous support of media giant Viacom. Viacom and its extensive network of media providers—including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Pictures—have donated more than $420,000 to the Foundation as well as hosted fundraisers and provided highly coveted career development opportunities to Posse Scholars.

President Obama at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 2010.

Winter 2010

President Obama Donates Portion of Nobel Peace Prize Money to Posse

On March 11, 2010, The Posse Foundation became one of only 10 organizations selected by President Barack Obama to receive a portion of the president's $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize award money, which he elected to donate to charitable causes. The news that Posse will receive a generous gift of $125,000 came via a White House announcement.

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