Fall 2013| Posse Atlanta Quarterly


Bank of America Invests in Posse Atlanta

Posse Atlanta is privileged to partner with Bank of America and affiliates such as Merrill Lynch. In addition to financial support, including event sponsorship, Bank of America provides Scholars with internship experiences and career exposure.  

In 2013, Posse Atlanta received a $10,000 workforce development grant award from Bank of America. The grant will help Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to becoming leaders in the workforce with support from Posse’s Career Program, which provides career planning, internship experiences and resources for successful job searching.

“Helping individuals obtain the education and training they need for 21st-century jobs as well as access to job opportunities is critical to our national economic recovery,” said Cheryl Lomax, the senior vice president of global marketing & corporate affairs at Bank of America. “By partnering with Posse Atlanta, we create shared value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive.”

Bank of America has provided rich internship and professional development opportunities to Scholars. Freedom Wright, a sophomore at Syracuse University, was selected for Bank of America’s Student Leaders® Program, which connects 225 young leaders with employment and helps to give them the necessary tools and resources they need to advance.

In June, Merrill Lynch hosted a Job Shadow Day for Posse Atlanta Scholars, introducing them to the different career paths within the company. Ajai Scott, a junior at Brandeis University, was hired as a summer intern in the Global Corporate and Institutional Services Group of Merrill Lynch in Atlanta. 

“Having Ajai spend the summer with our group in Atlanta was a joy and really highlighted the type of impact the Scholars make in their campus environments.” said David F. Mack, a managing director for Merrill Lynch’s wealth management global corporate and institutional advisory services.

Bank of America’s commitment to Posse Atlanta extends to the board level, with two new members welcomed to the advisory board. David F. Mack served on Posse Atlanta’s Leadership Council for many years prior to joining the advisory board. Jonathan Parris, a private client manager and senior vice president for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, was a volunteer before joining the board. 

“I have witnessed the transformational impact the foundation has made on high potential students and their families,” says Jonathan. “I am proud to be affiliated with Bank of America who is a supporter of their associates regarding their charitable and volunteer activities.”

Posse Atlanta is grateful to Bank of America, its affiliates and staff for their generous support of Posse.  

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