Centre College Posse alumnus Dennis Barrett with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.
Centre College Posse alumnus Dennis Barrett with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

News & Events

Spring 2019

Centre Alum Becomes Legislative Correspondent on Capitol Hill

Dennis Barrett, a Centre College Posse alumnus from Boston, is the Capitol Hill legislative correspondent for Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, representing the 7th district of Massachusetts.


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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