Summer 2013| Posse Miami Quarterly

  

Posse Miami Honors Local Donors

Posse Miami Advisory Board Chair José Tomas (right) addressing guests at the Posse Miami Appreciation Event.

In May, Posse Miami held its second annual Donor Appreciation Event, hosted by restaurant owner Patrick Gleber at the Oak Tavern. Posse Miami Director Nadine Dalrymple and members of the advisory board thanked top local supporters for their generosity and commitment to Posse Scholars since the chapter opened in 2009.

“Posse Miami's donors are amazing,” said Nadine. “Their support helped us raise over $790,000 in 2012. This event is our way of saying thank you for their incredible support.”

Posse Miami Board Chair José Tomas spoke about the strides the organization has made in less than three years.

"We are truly grateful to the many people and organizations that have given so much to Posse Miami” said José. “Their generosity allows young leaders from our community to grow with the leadership and commitment of our partner colleges and universities. We hope that these local partnerships continue for years to come, ensuring that our student leaders thrive and make a positive impact around the globe."

The support from donors has helped Scholars like Mount Holyoke College senior Michelle Espinosa who was awarded a prestigious Humanity in Action Fellowship this summer to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, Eduardo Alsina who founded a community service organization at Franklin & Marshall College, and Syracuse University sophomores Sophia Bravo and Carolina Sanchez who tutor students in the Syracuse community through the university’s Literacy Corps.

To date, Posse Miami’s partner colleges and universities have awarded Scholars more than $10 million in full-tuition, four-year leadership scholarships. Posse Miami currently supports over 150 Scholars at Franklin & Marshall College, Hamilton College, Mount Holyoke College, Syracuse University and the University of Pennsylvania. This fall, 41 new Scholars will join their peers on campus. 

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