Students representing 50+ Posse partner colleges and universities were present at the 2019 PossePlus Summit.
Students representing 50+ Posse partner colleges and universities were present at the 2019 PossePlus Summit.

News & Events

Summer 2019

Posse Town Hall Brings Together Student Delegates to Discuss State of Our Union

The PossePlus Summit gathered 150 student delegates together with college presidents and philanthropic, corporate and community leaders for a probing look at our nation’s challenges, successes, and opportunities for growth.


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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