Posse News Archive

Posse National News Archive

Summer 2014

Travelers Ensures Posse Scholar Success

Since 2007, The Posse Foundation has benefited from the generous support of The Travelers Companies, one of the nation’s largest insurance providers. Read More

Spring 2014

25th Anniversary Gala Raises More Than $3.6 Million

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, The Posse Foundation held an elegant black-tie gala in celebration of 25 years of Posse Scholar success. More than 700 guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and helped raise more than $3.6 million to support the Posse program. Read More

Spring 2014

Board Members Tim, Jeff Ubben Increase Total Giving to $50 Million

​In a significant gesture of trust and belief in an organization with which they have been deeply involved, longstanding Posse board members Tim and Jeff Ubben pledged to increase their total giving to $50 million in honor of The Posse Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Read More

Spring 2014

Posse Celebrates 25 Years of Success

This year, The Posse Foundation celebrates 25 years of successfully connecting talented public high school students to top-tier colleges and universities around the country. Posse Scholars lead on campus, persist and graduate at exceptionally high rates, and steadily climb the ranks in their chosen careers after graduation. Read More

Spring 2014

670 Students Win $108 Million in Scholarships

​In January, The Posse Foundation welcomed 670 new Scholars at Awards Ceremonies in nine cities across the country. Read More

Spring 2014

Denison Alum Wins Prestigious CDC Fellowship

Beza Ayalew, previously a McNair Scholar and a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, is now an APTR public health practice and policy fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More

Spring 2014

Vanderbilt’s 25th Posse Preparing to Lead

​This fall, the 25th Posse from New York City will matriculate at Vanderbilt University—Posse’s first institutional partner, which adopted the untested program in 1989. The newest class of Vanderbilt Scholars will join a rich tradition of leadership on campus and success in the classroom. Read More

Spring 2014

PossePlus Retreats Explore Social Movements

​For more than 20 years, the annual PossePlus Retreat (PPR) has been an integral component of the Posse Campus Program. Read More

Spring 2014

Posse Thanks Outgoing Wheaton VP for Commitment to Diversity

​For 15 years Posse Scholars from New York have flourished at Wheaton College, a first-rate liberal arts institution in Norton, Massachusetts. Read More

Spring 2014

Gap Helps Prepare Scholars for Career Success

​The Posse Foundation is grateful for the support of Gap Foundation, which has supported Posse for more than six years. Read More

National Board of Directors

Brad Singer, Chair
Deborah Bial, President and Founder
Philip M. Pead, Secretary
Susie Scher, Treasurer

Michael Ainslie, Chair Emeritus
Jeffrey Ubben, Chair Emeritus

Jeff Abbott
Koby Altman
Michael Beckwith
Robbie Oxnard Bent
Alan Berro
Peter E. Blacker
Alastair Borthwick
Donella P. Brockington
Alberto M. Carvalho
Anne Chwat
Scott Cowen
Hon. David N. Dinkins
Annie Seibold Drapeau
Henry Ellenbogen
Richard D. Fain
Harold Ford, Jr.
Steve Gallucci
Michele Ganeless
Jonathan Glickman
Kelly Granat
James S. Hoyte
Barbara Janulis
Michael Kluger
Steven M. Lefkowitz
Chris Lord
Elizabeth P. Myers
Diane B. Patrick, Esq.
Charles Phillips
Dan Pickering
William A. Plapinger
Jeffrey Raich
Juan Rajlin
Glen T. Senk
Eugene B. Shanks, Jr.
Jonathan W. Thayer
David A. Thomas
Adam Townsend
Mitch Truwit
Timothy H. Ubben
Daniel Weiss
James Wilcox

Partner Colleges + Universities

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Babson College
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Case Western Reserve University
Centre College
Colby College
The College of Wooster
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Franklin & Marshall College
The George Washington University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Illinois Wesleyan University
Kalamazoo College
Lafayette College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
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Pepperdine University
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Sewanee: The University of the South
Smith College
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Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Trinity College
Tulane University
Union College
University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of Puget Sound
University of Rochester
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College