Winter 2017| Posse D.C. Quarterly

  

Power of 10 Event Honors Pepco VP, Raises Close to $200K

Event emcee Eun Yang gives remarks during the speaking program. Photo Credit: Beverlié Lord/Satsun Photography

Posse D.C. Alumna & speaker April Htut with Eun Yang. Photo Credit: Beverlié Lord/Satsun Photography

In October 2016, Posse D.C. hosted its ninth annual Power of 10 fundraiser at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. The event, which raised nearly $200,000, honored Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Relations at Pepco Holdings, for her community advocacy and commitment to area youth.

“Pepco strives to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves and an investment in Posse is an important way to support our customers and clients,” Debbi said. “I deeply admire Posse as a pipeline organization cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders in our region.”

The annual event is held to recognize the strength of Posse’s dynamic Scholars and celebrate diversity, equity and leadership in higher education and the workforce. Eun Yang, anchor at NBC4 Washington, emceed the evening’s program and introduced Posse alumna April Htut, who spoke about the support that Posse provided during her four years at Bucknell University.

“I have witnessed firsthand how Posse instills the confidence in its Scholars to be the best leaders, students, and people we can be; it has allowed us to find the best versions of ourselves,” said April, who is currently an associate at Bain & Company. “When we got homesick, when the stress of exams wore us out, or when family issues arose, we never gave up because we knew we had each other’s back and a mission to accomplish—to graduate.”

Posse D.C. is thankful to the sponsors and supporters whose generosity opens doors of access to educational and professional opportunities for Posse Scholars.

2016 Posse D.C. Power of 10 Sponsors

Benefactors
The Mark & Brenda Moore and Family Foundation

Mentors
The Boston Consulting Group
Mayer Brown LLP
Pepco
Arne & Ruth Sorenson

Ambassadors
Shirley & Dennis Bloomquist
Ernst & Young LLP
Fort Myer Construction Corporation
Hogan Lovells
MedStar Health
Noblis
Northern Trust
Kerry S. Pearson
The Sundaram Family

Advocates
Bankers Business Management Services, Inc.
CohnReznick LLP
Colleen & Jeffrey Robertson
Comcast
Cook Ross
Holland & Knight
Holly Hassett
Lydia Thomas
Reed Smith LLP
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Snagajob
Wesley Combs & Greg Albright
Xerox Corporation

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