Posse Virtual Program.
Posse Virtual Program.

News & Events

Winter 2021

Posse Launches Virtual Program, Expands to Recruit Students from 20 Cities Across U.S.

The new Posse Virtual Program project was inspired by Posse’s successful transition to an online model in response to the COVID pandemic.


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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