Summer 2014| Posse Atlanta Quarterly


Annual Breakfast Recognizes Atlanta Funders

Michael Marino, a Posse Atlanta Advisory Board member and managing director and market manager for JPMorgan Chase.

In May, Posse Atlanta held its second annual Breakfast With Posse event hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. at the Capital City Club Downtown. The event recognized the contributions of Atlanta’s philanthropic community and introduced prospective partners to The Posse Foundation.

“The importance and appreciation of the philanthropic support from the Atlanta community cannot be understated,” says Posse Atlanta Director Zenith Houston. “It has been instrumental to Posse Atlanta’s growth over the last seven years. The city of Atlanta is helping Posse achieve its goal of developing the next generation of leaders.”

Posse Atlanta Advisory Board member Michael Marino, the managing director and marketing manager at JPMorgan Private Bank, welcomed guests and spoke about JPMorgan Chase’s commitment to education and developing young leaders.

“As a corporate executive I am always looking for future leaders to recruit,” Michael said. “The Posse Foundation identifies young people who have exhibited academic and extra-curricular achievement, as well as leadership capability. These stellar students are sent off to college and reach even greater levels success. By the time they graduate, it is like being hand-delivered a set of fully-vetted recruits on a silver platter each year!”

Bard College Posse alumna Alexis Roe, a principal consultant at Smith Byron Consulting, spoke about her experiences as a Scholar before introducing Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial.

Deborah thanked Atlanta’s generous donors and offered a brief presentation about The Posse Foundation’s growth over the past 25 years, including the expansion of the Posse STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Program and the Posse Veterans Program. She emphasized the importance of continuing to increase the number of college and university partners to offer more promising leaders the opportunity to succeed at and graduate from top institutions. 

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