celebratingtwentyyears 2009 annual report
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Since its founding, The Posse Foundation has experienced
2 Concept, Mission, Goals
incredible growth and a steady broadening of its national
4 Letter from the President + Founder and Chair
footprint. What started in 1989 as an initiative to send five
6 Program Components
public high school students from New York City to attend
8 College + University Partners
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has become a
10 Career Partners
national movement that serves thousands of remarkable young
12 Alumni Network
leaders from all across the country each year. Today, Posse
boasts partnerships with 38 top colleges and universities,
16 City Reports
sites in seven of the country’s largest cities, more than 3,000
24 People Are Talking About Posse
selected Scholars and over 1,200 Alumni.
26 Contributors 40 Posse Gala
As Posse has grown, so, too, has the impact of Posse Scholars
on campuses and of Posse Alumni in the workforce. Our
Scholars have built a reputation for outstanding student achievement and represent a uniquely diverse pipeline of talent. As Alumni, they are succeeding in fields such as finance, fine arts, education and medicine, and ensuring a brighter future for all Americans.
Student profiles at four-year colleges and universities in the United States do not yet reflect the country’s changing demographics. PROJECTED U.S. POPULATION BY 2050 [BY RACE]
BACHELOR DEGREE RECIPIENTS [BY RACE]
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008
We have always known that there are many more incredibly gifted students than there are ways to identify them—which is why it is Posse’s mission to cast a finer net, to help reach promising young people who are full of aptitude but too often lacking in opportunity. This year’s annual report celebrates Posse’s 20th anniversary. But the journey is far from over. By the year 2020, Posse will operate sites in 10 cities, work with 80 college and university partners, and claim over 6,000 professionals in the workforce as Alumni. To get there, we will rely on the strength of our partnerships, the generosity of our supporters and the firmness of our conviction that diverse teams of driven individuals can accomplish amazing things.
Native Hawaiian/ African-American/ Other Pacific Islander Black 4% 14% Bi/Multiracial 3% Asian 8% White 42%
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
African-American/Black 10% Nonresident Alien Hispanic/Latino 3% 7% Asian
Hispanic/Latino 27% Native American/ Alaskan Native 2%
7% White 72%
Native American/ Alaskan Native 1%
got its name
In 1989, the Posse Program began in response to a troubling pattern. Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial, who at the time had been conducting leadership training in New York City public high schools, noticed that many talented students were leaving the city for college only to return months later having dropped out. At the time, “posse” was a popular term in youth culture used to describe a group of friends who look out for one another, who back each other up. One particular student who had dropped out remarked that if he had his posse with him, he would have stayed and ultimately graduated. It seemed an incredibly simple idea. Why not send a Posse, or a team of students, together to college?
“The 26-hour bus trip to Nashville, Tennessee, was the beginning of a life journey, and I had no idea what to expect. I remember a cover story in the Nashville Scene called us an experiment. We knew that a lot was at stake—most of us were the first in our families to go to college—but there were so many unknowns. The reason I was able to succeed was because I had my Posse with me. Vanderbilt and Posse opened doors for me to dream about a future that I never thought possible. It was an experience that allowed me to know deep in my heart that my life’s work would be about diversity, leadership and access in higher education.”
2009 POSSE SCHOLARS [BY RACE]
African-American/Black 39% Hispanic/Latino Asian/Pacific Islander 36.5% 8.8%
Shirley M. Collado Vanderbilt Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Dean of the college + Associate professor of psychology Middlebury College
Native American/ Alaskan Native 0.8%
President and Founder Deborah Bial recruits the first Posse from New York City public schools.
The first Posse enrolls at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. 1
The concept of a Posse works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of this new century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix, and that the key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. One of the primary aims of the Posse Program is to train these leaders of tomorrow.
Posse started because of one student who said, “I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me.” The Posse Foundation, founded in 1989, identifies public high school students with extraordinary leadership and academic potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. The Foundation’s partner universities and colleges award Posse Scholars four-year, full‑tuition leadership scholarships.
To expand the pool from which top colleges and universities can recruit outstanding young leaders from diverse backgrounds.
To help these institutions build more interactive campus environments so that they can become more welcoming institutions for people from all backgrounds.
To ensure that Posse Scholars persist in their academic studies and graduate so they can take on leadership positions in the workforce.
president + founder and chair
dear friends, One Posse Scholar told a group gathered to celebrate at
Over the next decade, today’s 1,200 Posse Alumni will grow six
We want to acknowledge Michael Ainslie, who, in 1995, became
Vanderbilt University’s 2010 graduation, “You don’t understand;
times over, and by the year 2020, Posse Scholars will have won
The Posse Foundation’s first board chair and successfully
I could have gone to my local community college, or I could have
close to $1 billion in leadership scholarships.
worked to establish a tremendous network of support. Without his belief, experience and love, the organization would not have
gone to Vanderbilt. Those were my two options.” She paused and said again, “Those were my two options.”
The journey to date has been remarkable. The Posse Foundation
has developed one of the most comprehensive college access For 20 years, Posse has been finding smart, ambitious, talented
and youth leadership development initiatives in the country and
We want to acknowledge the magnanimity of people like Tim
students working hard in the urban public high school systems.
has a wonderful track record of success. Sustaining exponential
Ubben, who not only worked to open Posse Chicago, but, in
Posse is helping to make sure that these young people are
growth for the past decade, Posse has been able to develop
2006, contributed $10 million to Posse’s endowment, doubling
getting connected to the nation’s top colleges and universities,
more college and university partnerships, has been able to
its value in one fell swoop.
which are often not able to sift through the countless under-
expand into seven cities and now serves more young people
resourced high schools and the thousands of high school
We are fortunate that the story of Posse is one full of generous, insightful and dedicated individuals who—inside their colleges,
seniors enrolled in them. In 2010, The Posse Foundation became one of only 10
universities, foundations and companies—saw the potential of
In 2009, close to 12,000 students were nominated for the
organizations selected by President Obama to receive a portion
an idea and helped to realize it. We thank Posse’s dedicated
program, and Posse partner colleges and universities awarded a
of his Nobel Peace Prize Award money. The President’s support
staff and board members—and we thank each and every one of
record $67 million in leadership scholarships to 480 winners.
was a message to the country that these young people are
you for playing such a critical role in advancing Posse’s mission.
needed as leaders. We were thrilled.
Our world is clearly better for it.
the past two decades tell a powerful story of achievement.
On this 20th anniversary, we especially want to acknowledge
These young leaders, since the beginning, have surpassed
Vanderbilt University, which, in 1989, took a chance on a then
expectations, giving cause for optimism about our country’s
untested program and gave a group of students from New York
future. Our Scholars have built a strong reputation for
City a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If it weren’t for that leap
outstanding achievement by starting and leading campus
of faith, the options for the thousands of young people to follow
organizations, winning Fulbrights and other fellowships, and
could have been very different.
The tremendous accomplishments of Posse Scholars over
Deborah Bial, President + Founder
graduating at a rate of 90 percent. Posse Alumni are attending graduate schools and steadily climbing the ladders of success in
Jeff Ubben, Chair
a wide array of professional fields.
The Posse Program achieves its goals through Five program components: 1 Recruitment 2 Pre-Collegiate Training Program
Recruitment From September to December each year, Posse conducts the Dynamic Assessment Process (DAP), a unique evaluation
3 Campus Program
method designed to identify young leaders who might be
4 Career Program
missed by traditional admissions criteria but who can excel at
5 Posse Access
selective colleges and universities. Using nontraditional forums to evaluate potential, DAP offers students an opportunity to demonstrate their intrinsic leadership abilities, their skill at working in a team setting, and their motivation and desire to succeed. DAP has proven to be an extremely effective tool for identifying outstanding young leaders. Through a three-part process, including large group and individual interviews, Posse staff and university partner administrators ultimately select a diverse group of 10 students for each college or university, thus forming a Posse.
Pre-Collegiate Training Program From January to August of their senior year in high school, Posse Scholars meet weekly with staff trainers and their Posse peers for two-hour workshops. The Training Program consists of workshops that address four areas: 1) team building and group support, 2) cross-cultural communication, 3) leadership and becoming an active agent of change on campus and 4) academic excellence. The goal of the Training Program is to prepare Scholars for leadership roles on campus and for the high-level academic expectations of their colleges.
The Campus Program works to ensure the retention of Posse
The Career Program supports Posse Scholars as they transition
Posse Access is a new online database designed to give Posse
Scholars and to increase the impact of Posse on campus.
from being leaders on campus to becoming leaders in the
partner colleges and universities exclusive access to unselected
Posse staff members visit each university four times a year for
workforce. Posse plays an integral role in the professional
student nominees to consider for regular admission. Through
meetings with Posse Scholars, campus liaisons and mentors.
development of these young people by providing them with the
Posse Access, the hundreds of finalists nationwide who are
Each mentor meets weekly with the Posse as a team and with
tools and opportunities necessary to secure highly competitive
not selected can opt to have their application profiles made
individual Scholars every two weeks during the first two years in
and career-enhancing internships and jobs. One of the ways
available to each of Posse’s partner institutions. By identifying
college. In addition, Posse facilitates an annual weekend‑long
Posse achieves this is by partnering with exceptional companies
candidates through the Posse Access database, partner
PossePlus Retreat attended by members of the larger student
and organizations, both nationally and abroad. The Career
schools benefit from Posse’s holistic approach to evaluating
body, faculty and administration with the goal of discussing an
Program has three core components: 1) The Internship Program,
student potential and see a much greater pool of highly
important campus issue identified by Posse Scholars.
2) Career Counseling Services and 3) The Alumni Network.
First PossePlus Retreat is held at Vanderbilt University.
The Career Program is established.
Posse Access is established as the fifth program component.
The Posse Foundation would like to thank its college and university partners. This year, Posse partners awarded $67 million in leadership scholarships to Posse Scholars across the country.
Graduate School Partnerships
Babson College 2003
Lafayette College* 2001
Bard College 2008
Lawrence University 2006
Northeastern University College of Business Administration
Boston University 2007
Middlebury College 1998
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Brandeis University 1997
Mount Holyoke College 2009
Northwestern University School of Law
Bryn Mawr College 2000
Oberlin College 2006
University of Washington College of Education
Bucknell University** 2004
Pepperdine University 2009
University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs
Carleton College 2000
Pomona College 2004
University of Washington Information School
Centre College 2005
Sewanee: The University of the South 2006
University of Washington School of Social Work
Claremont McKenna College 2003
Trinity College* 2001
Colby College 2001
Tulane University 2008
The College of Wooster 2007
Union College 2005
Connecticut College 2008
University of California, Berkeley 2008
Denison University* 2000
University of California, Los Angeles 2009
DePauw University* 1996
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2002
Dickinson College* 2000
University of Pennsylvania 2009
Franklin & Marshall College 2004
University of Southern California 2010
Grinnell College* 2002
University of Wisconsin-Madison** 2001
Hamilton College* 2000
Vanderbilt University 1989
Kalamazoo College 2008
Wheaton College 1999
* Dual-city partners award 20 Posse Scholarships annually and recruit Posses from two different program sites each year. ** Tri-city partners recruit Posses from three different program sites each year, awarding 30 Posse Scholarships annually. The university and college partners listed above reflect partnerships established through June 2010.
DePauw University becomes first dual-city partner.
Brandeis University recruits first Science Posse from New York.
University of Wisconsin-Madison becomes first tri-city partner.
Bucknell University + Mount Holyoke College recruit first Civic Engagement Posses.
“There aren’t a lot of things in higher education about which you can say the results, the aim, the mission are unambiguous and it works. I think the Posse Program is the greatest single idea in higher education in the last quarter of a century.” Robert a. Oden Jr. Carleton College presideNT
The Posse Foundation would like to thank its Career partners. These outstanding companies, organizations and institutions contribute to the growth and development of many Posse Scholars’ careers. Academy for Urban School Leadership The Allstate Corporation AMB Property Corporation American Girl American Liver Foundation, Greater Los Angeles Division Asia Society The Associated Press Barlow Respiratory Hospital Foundation Black Entertainment Television Bloomberg L.P. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts The Boston Globe Boston Lawyers Group Boston Red Sox Breakthrough Collaborative Camp of Dreams The Capital Group Companies Center for Progressive Leadership Center for Talented Youth Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms Chicago Freedom School Chicago Trading Company Citizen Schools, Inc. City of New York, Department of Parks & Recreation City of New York, Office of the Mayor City Year College Summit Columbia Management Group Conservation Law Foundation Creative Artists Agency Credit Suisse Crossroads for Kids, Inc. DC Public Library DC Public Schools-Urban Education Leaders Internship Program Deloitte Discovery Communications Double H Ranch Douglas Gould and Company ESPN Fidelity Investments The Field Museum
Fiduciary Trust Company Office of Council Member Tom LaBonge FINRA Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin The Fiver Children’s Foundation O’Melveny and Myers, LLP The Fresh Air Fund The Painted Turtle Camp Friends of the National Zoo PBS Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Pearson Golden Apple Foundation Penguin Group (USA) Goldman, Sachs & Co. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation Goodwin Procter LLP PricewaterhouseCoopers Harlem RBI Princeton-Blairstown Center Harlem United Community AIDS Center Putnam Investments Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program Reebok International, Ltd. Health Net, Inc. Richard Kibbe & Orbe LLP Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos Inc. Rush University Medical Center The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps Shedd Aquarium Humanity In Action Southern California Edison Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA/Boston) Spencer Stuart Institute for Recruitment of Teachers St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center CARES Program Institute of International Education STAPLES Center Foundation International Documentary Association Starcom MediaVest Group Jones Lang LaSalle Starting Bloc JPMorgan Chase & Co. State Street Corporation Let’s Get Ready Steppenwolf Theatre Company Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc. Story Corps Los Angeles Unified School District Ethics Office Student Conservation Association Marquette Associates, Inc. Teach for America Massachusetts General Hospital Time Warner Inc. Midwest Academy The Travelers Companies, Inc. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Tufts Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences Moody’s Investors Service Uncommon Schools Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP United Nations Foundation Mount Sinai School of Medicine U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission MTV Networks The Walt Disney Company The Museum of Contemporary Art Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP National Association of Security Professionals White House Internship Program National Basketball Association William Blair & Company National Trust for Historic Preservation World Wide Workshop Nestlé Waters North America Inc. WorldTeach The Nielsen Company Nordstrom The Career Program partners listed above reflect partnerships established through June 2010. Northwestern Center for Talent Development
“Posse is a program that works. The statistics are the best evidence of this. Like Goldman Sachs, The Posse Foundation values education, team work and leadership. So our partnership with Posse is a natural fit. We look forward to our future with this tremendous organization.” Lloyd Blankfein Chairman + CEO, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
“The Posse Foundation is so important because they’ve actually done a lot of the hard work for us. Posse has been able to attract really bright people and give them an opportunity to grow as a team and excel.” Samuel DiPiazza Jr. CEO, PricewaterhouseCoopers International
Breakdown of Job industries for Posse Alumni
Law and Government 7% Other 3% Arts and Entertainment 3%
Healthcare and Sciences 15%
Business and Communications 37%
“The future of MTV Networks really depends on finding new, young, diverse and talented voices who will lead us to the next great idea and the next great place. I know that the Posse interns will continue to help us get there.” Judy McGrath Chairman + CEO, MTV Networks
Education and Nonprofit 35%
2007 | Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award The Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award and the $1 million Ainslie Fund are established as a tribute to the accomplishments and dedication of Posse Chair Emeritus Michael Ainslie. The annual award—which includes a $10,000 prize—recognizes a Posse Alumna/us who, like Michael, has achieved success and given back to the world. 2008 | PNAAC launch The Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) is established. This council consists of two representatives from each Posse site and works to engage Alumni, provide continued leadership and professional development opportunities, encourage philanthropy, and promote leadership and networking within the Alumni community. 2009 | First Alumni Conference In August, 150 Posse Alumni from across the country gather in New York City for the first National Alumni Leadership Conference. The event, organized by the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC), gives Alumni the opportunity to network, gain professional development advice and connect with Posse friends old and new. The 2009 Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award is given to Vanderbilt Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Dr. Erica Spatz, currently a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar at Yale University.
First graduating posses by site 12
Posse New York Vanderbilt
Posse Boston Bowdoin
Posse CHICAGO Carleton, Denison + DePauw
Posse Los Angeles Grinnell Wisconsin
Posse D.C. Bucknell Grinnell
“I’ve never taken the traditional path. Posse taught me to take a chance, even when those avenues were not the typical way to go. Consequently, I ended up studying international medicine abroad at Ben Gurion-Columbia University in Israel. Currently I’m in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University, a program to develop leaders in health care who will make an impact in a big way. To give back as much as I can and do for Posse what Posse did for me would be the highlight of my life.” Erica Spatz Vanderbilt Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Yale University 2009 Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award recipient
“If I wasn’t given the opportunity that Posse allowed I wouldn’t be standing here today. This is an exciting time in my life. I’ve converted an old bodega on the upper west side to a wine bar and I thank Posse for allowing me to really believe that taking risks is what’s necessary in order to really make things happen. Posse provided love, support and a sense of understanding that you’re always going to have the backing of people that you respect and who will not let you fail.” Carlos Carela Vanderbilt Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus Founder and Owner, Cava Wine Bar & Gallery 2008 Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award recipient
highlights 2007 | MacArthur ‘Genius’ award Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial wins a MacArthur Fellowship from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This highly coveted award, also known as “The Genius Award,” is given to talented individuals who have shown exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.
2008 | Clinton Global initiative Posse is invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a collaborative endeavor of global leaders launched in 2005 by former president Bill Clinton to address the world’s most critical challenges. As a presenter at the 2008 CGI annual meeting, Deborah weighs in on the state of education in the United States.
With generous support from The Ford Foundation, in 2008, Posse launches The Posse Institute to conduct research on access, leadership, diversity and retention in higher education.
From a pool of more than 12,000 nominees, 480 new Posse Scholars in seven cities win more than $67 million in four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s 37 elite partner colleges and universities.
2009 | Charity Navigator For the sixth consecutive year, Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, awards Posse the prestigious four-star “exceptional” rating for sound fiscal management, a distinction only 3 percent of nonprofits receive. 2009 | New Institutional Partners Posse welcomes four new college and university partners: Mount Holyoke; Pepperdine University; University of
2010 | Obama Nobel Prize The Posse Foundation is one of only 10 organizations selected by President Obama to receive a portion of the president’s $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize award money, which he elected to donate to charitable causes.
California, Los Angeles; and University of Pennsylvania. Existing partners Bucknell University and Hamilton College sign on to recruit Posses from additional sites. 2009 | Posse Gala The 2009 Posse Gala marks Posse’s 20th anniversary, raises a record $2.2 million and honors Vanderbilt University and Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos; leading Career partner MTV Networks and Chairman and CEO Judy McGrath; Tiffany Schiffner, Ph.D., Posse Alumna and Duke University psycholgy resident; and surprise honoree Tim Ubben, Posse’s largest individual donor and longtime national board member.
2009 | Posse Miami launch With generous support from The New World Foundation in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, Posse launches its seventh site in Miami.
The 2009 PossePlus Retreats gather 2,300 Scholars, fellow students, administrators and faculty at Posse partner schools around the country to explore the topic of education.
From 2007 to 2009, 17 Fulbright scholarships are awarded to Posse Alumni.
city reports Since opening in New York City in 1989, Posse has launched six 8
across the country. Posse’s expansion to new cities would
not have been possible without grants from the Department
of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (Posse Boston); “the Chicago Seven,” a group of generous philanthropists including Tim and Sharon Ubben, Wade and Beverly Fetzer, Christine and Faris Chesley, Sue and John Cole, Robin and John Roberts, Tina and Byron Trott, and Scott and Beth Daley Ullem (Posse Chicago); The Goldman Sachs Foundation (Posse Los Angeles); The Sallie Mae Fund (Posse
Number of cities
additional sites and recruited more than 3,000 young leaders
Miami Atlanta Washington, D.C.
Boston New York
D.C.); The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Posse Atlanta); and The New World Foundation in partnership with the NoVo Foundation (Posse Miami). In the next 10 years, Posse will expand to three new cities, partner with 80 universities, support 4,000 Scholars on campus and recruit 1,000 new Scholars annually.
1994 | First Board Chair Posse Chair Emeritus Michael Ainslie, former president, chief executive officer and director of Sotheby’s Holdings, becomes involved with Posse as a trustee at Vanderbilt University. Posse was a fledgling, grassroots organization and Michael recognized the potential of what Posse could eventually become. “At the time, Posse was small, but the idea was simple and strong. Today, Posse’s work is an important national success story. What makes it possible is the confidence of our funders, the wisdom and remarkable generosity of our board and friends, the incredible talent and devotion of the Posse staff, the strong support of Posse’s partner universities, and most of all, the passion, dreams and determination of our Posse Scholars.” Michael L. Ainslie Posse Chair Emeritus Trustee, VAnderbilt University
new york city report
Babson College, Brandeis University, Colby College, DePauw University, Dickinson College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lafayette College, Lawrence University, Middlebury College, Trinity College, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Wheaton College
year established: 1989. nominations: 2,785. nominators: 385 high schools and 230 community‑based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $17 million. student highlight: Ibrahim Diallo, Trinity Posse 5, and fellow members of the African Development Coalition, the student organization he founded, raised $30,000 and traveled to Guinea to rebuild a dilapidated primary school in a small village in the West African country. The group also supplied textbooks and other classroom materials and built a water pump to provide the village with clean water. career
program highlights: 150 Posse Scholars
earned summer internships with more than 40 New York Career partners, with many partners offering 10 or more positions. MTV Networks employed 30 interns, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 13, Bloomberg 11, and The Travelers Companies, Inc. 10. To celebrate the Scholars’ internship experiences, Travelers hosted the Posse New York Internship Celebration and Chairman and CEO Jay Fishman addressed the Scholars, offering two fulltime positions on the spot. The event drew more than 300
Trinity Posse 5 Scholar Ibrahim Diallo (center) with fellow African Development Coalition members and students of the Mitty Maadou Primary School in Guinea.
highlight: Vanderbilt University, Posse’s
first partner institution, held a special event on October 15 to commemorate its 20-year Posse partnership, which to date has resulted in the recruitment of more than 200 Posse Scholars from New York.
(from left) Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Denison Posse 5 Scholar Abdulkadir Ali.
boston city report
year established: 1999. nominations: 1,506. nominators: 87 high schools and 82 community‑based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $8.5 million. advisory board: Boston’s advisory board welcomed four new members and a new chair, James Hoyte. student highlight: Denison Posse 5 Scholar Abdulkadir Ali was invited by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to deliver the oration at Boston’s Independence Day Commemorative event, a tradition dating back to 1773. Abdulkadir’s oration entitled, “What Does it Mean to be an American?,” put him in the company of past orators such as John Adams, Oliver Wendell Holmes and John F. Kennedy. event
Boston increased its event revenue by 70 percent, hosting several successful fundraisers including the annual Awards Ceremony, A Celebration of Achievement event and the Power of 10, which welcomed Boston Schools Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University Centre College Denison University
highlight: Members of Bryn Mawr Posse
6 and 7 were featured in a November 2009 article about Posse by the Associated Press. The story was picked up by
more than 100 media outlets including ABC News, Boston
Herald, The New York Times, USA Today and The
Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson and more than 130
chicago city report
Carleton College, Connecticut College, Denison University, DePauw University, Oberlin College, Pomona College, Trinity College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Madison
year established: 2000. nominations: 2,238. nominators: 168 high schools and 81 community-based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $12 million. advisory board: Kathleen Cantillon, director of external communications at Exelon Corporation, joined Posse Chicago’s advisory board, and Exelon sponsored Chicago’s successful Power of 10 event. student
highlight: Jasmine McGhee,
DiTallianna Patterson, Victoria Roberts and Julian Williams—all members of Denison Posse 7—won the University Award for International Education at the 2009 International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference in Gottenheim, Germany. All four students, who presented original research, were also selected as Ronald E. McNair Scholars, a program that prepares students for doctoral study. career
program highlights: Chicago welcomed new Career Program partners
American Girl, Field Museum, National Association of Security Professionals and Rush University Medical Center.
Denison Posse 7 (Chicago).
los angeles city report
year established: 2002. nominations: 2,596. nominators: 185 high schools and 102 community‑based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $12 million. advisory board: Los Angeles welcomed four new advisory
(second from top left) Valeria Carranza and her fellow Dickinson Posse 1 Scholars.
board members who represent various fields including finance and education. student
Carranza, Dickinson Posse 1, was selected as a Center for Progressive Leadership fellow and interned at the White House in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. career
program highlights: Los Angeles Career Program partners supported a variety of career events including a law school panel with Goodwin Procter and a mock interview session with City Year, Disney and The Travelers Companies, Inc. Career partners Health Net, Inc. and MTV Networks extended full-time offers to Los Angeles Alumni and Southern California Edison became a new Career Program partner. press
highlight: Posse Los Angeles was
featured in The Huffington Post in a story about the site’s partnership with Bucknell University. Bucknell University Claremont McKenna College Dickinson College Grinnell College Kalamazoo College Tulane University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Wisconsin-Madison 20
year established: 2004. nominations: 1,587. nominators: 34 high schools and 24 community-based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $8.5 million. advisory board: D.C. welcomed three new advisory board members and doubled individual board giving. student highlight: Langston Tingling‑Clemmons, Bucknell Posse 2, was elected president of the Student Government Association and, during his tenure, showed tremendous commitment to community service by organizing weekly service trips to soup kitchens and establishing a new mentoring program. career
program highlights: Black
Entertainment Television, Discovery Communications, D.C. Public Library, D.C. Public Schools Urban Educational Leadership Internship Program and FINRA became new Career Program partners.
event highlight: Posse D.C. graduated its first two Posses: Bucknell Posse 1 and Grinnell Posse 1. Both graduating Posses were recognized at special Posse Graduation Celebrations as well as at the larger college commencements. Bucknell University Grinnell College Lafayette College Pepperdine University Sewanee: The University of the South University of Wisconsin‑Madison
2004 Langston Tingling‑Clemmons, Bucknell Posse 2 Alumnus. 21
atlanta city report
year established: 2007. nominations: 700. nominators: 27 high schools and 20 community-based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $4.5 million. advisory board: Posse Atlanta welcomed two new advisory board members. student highlight: Boston University Posse 1 Scholar Reuben Buchanan had his original artwork, a self portrait, displayed at the U.S. Capitol after winning the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia High School Art Competition. event
highlight: Atlanta’s first Power of 10 event on October 7 attracted over 100 guests and raised $130,000. press highlight: In May, Boston University Posse 2 Scholar Danielle Galloway was featured in an article in The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution. Bard College Boston University The College of Wooster
Reuben Buchanan, Boston University Posse 1 Scholar.
(from left) Florida Department of Education Chairman T. Willard Fair, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Penn Dean of Admissions Eric Furda, and Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial.
miami city report
Hamilton College Mount Holyoke College University of Pennsylvania
year established: 2009. nominations: 800. nominators: 47 high schools and 18 community-based organizations. scholarship dollars awarded by partner colleges + universities: $4.5 million. advisory board: Miami welcomed two inaugural advisory board members who are corporate and community leaders. student highlight: At the age of 14, Gabriela Concha-Fernandez, one of Miami’s first Scholars and a member of Mount Holyoke Posse 1, founded Sí Se Peude, a nonprofit that provides clothing and toys to needy children in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. event
highlight: On July 8, Posse was joined by Florida Department of Education
Chairman T. Williard Fair, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and University of Pennsylvania Dean of Admissions Eric Furda to celebrate the launch of Posse Miami at a reception at the Viceroy Miami Hotel. press
highlight: Miami received media coverage
in The Miami Herald, which ran two stories on Posse’s expansion to Miami, and in The New York Times.
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Barack Obama endorses Posse in a November 2007 interview in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “One of this year’s MacArthur awardees—the ‘genius’ awards— is an innovator named Deborah Bial. She proposed a model to identify promising students from disadvantaged urban backgrounds, using an alternative set of qualities as predictors of success in college. Candidates for this program are selected using a process based on qualities such as leadership, motivation, teamwork and ability to effectively communicate. The students that are selected form a ‘posse,’ and are provided with extra supports, and end up graduating from selective colleges with a very high success rate. This shows the validity of using less‑recognized skills as indicators of likely educational success.” Derek Bok, President Emeritus and Chair, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University “The American Dream doesn’t mean anything if people can be screened out of opportunities simply by the accidents of their birth. By identifying students who have what it takes—but who don’t always show up on conventional measures—and giving them the financial help they need, Posse makes a valuable contribution to the ideals of equal opportunity that we all share.” Gaston Caperton, President, The College Board; Former Governor, West Virginia “The Posse Foundation has created a magic formula that is helping to identify and support students who would not have found their way to the top without it. Through great innovation and hard work, Posse is creating tomorrow’s leaders who will reflect the diversity of our great nation. Deborah Bial is a remarkable visionary and leader.”
Katie Couric, Anchor and managing editor, CBS Evening News “[Posse is] a unique program that proves there is such a thing as positive peer pressure.”
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education “Like the president, I’m a huge fan of Posse. You guys have done an unbelievable job and your graduation rates are through the roof and it’s a really innovative, thoughtful program.”
Al Gore, Former Vice President “I’ve really enjoyed watching The Posse Foundation grow. I’m a big supporter of what you’re doing.”
Bob Herbert, Op-ed Columnist, The New York Times “Posse would be a terrific program in any era. With affirmative action under relentless assault and a college education slipping out of the grasp of many kids who are fully capable of doing college work, it is especially important now.”
Gary Orfield, Co-founder and Co-director, The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles; Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning, UCLA “It is vitally important to find and implement other ways to assess students of color with great potential and to support them into college. Posse is a national leader in this effort.”
Deval Patrick, Governor, Massachusetts “Posse sees education as a key agent of change and sees in students the potential to make that change real. Your investment in our future continues to make an important national impact.”
Colin Powell, former secretary of state “Deborah Bial, president and founder of The Posse Foundation, recognized there is no greater obligation to society than to educate the next generation.”
Lesley Stahl, News Correspondent, 60 Minutes “The Posse Foundation works to rectify inequities in our society and to make the American dream a real possibility for so many more people.”
Claude Steele, Provost, Columbia University “Posse Scholars have experiences and developed skills that are underrepresented on college campuses. So their presence adds to the sophistication of all students’ experiences on campus. [Posse is] at a 20-year anniversary here; that’s a lot of expertise. I would like to see institutions of higher education take advantage of that expertise.” 25
2006 | Doubling the Endowment Tim Ubben, founder and chairman of Lincoln Capital Management, and his wife Sharon doubles Posse’s endowment, pledging $10 million, the single largest gift the Foundation has ever received. Tim is a longtime national board member and founding chairman of Posse Chicago, which he helped launch, galvanizing six other couples to join him in funding the new site.
“Posse has been an unbelievable light in my life. When you retire you look for things to do, and I found a couple organizations, one of which is Posse, my varsity nonprofit. It’s been an inspiration to me for the last 10 years. Posse has occupied an important part of my life, and I can’t thank Debbie and others enough for interesting me in this organization.” Timothy H. Ubben Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago national Board of Directors Member Retired Founder + Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management Trustee, DePauw University
The Sallie Mae Fund provides the foundation for Posse’s endowment campaign, pledging a $5 million, dollar-for-dollar, matching endowment grant.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which in 1990 became the first organization to fund Posse, 16 years later, gives Posse a $3.3 million grant to support the organization’s work over three years.
The Posse Foundation grows with the generosity of its donors. With your support, Posse is cultivating the next generation of leaders and helping Posse Scholars achieve their dreams. Posse Scholars and Alumni are becoming role models for future generations, diversifying the decision-making tables of our country and contributing to our communities in meaningful and innovative ways. On behalf of the more than 3,148 Scholars you have enabled Posse to serve, thank you.
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Anonymous Lawson and Clint Allen Allstate Insurance Company Burger King Corporation Anthony Choe Bonnie and Louis Cohen Evelyn and Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Michele Ganeless Kelly Granat and Susan Boland Pamela and George F. Hamel, Jr. Patricia and T. Kendall Hunt Kirkland & Ellis LLP The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Susan Lyne Connie and Bruce Macleod Paula and Tom McInerney The Moody’s Foundation National Grid Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers Christine and Paul Quistberg Redlich Horwitz Foundation The Rockdale Foundation, Inc. Frank Sesno and Kathy Sanderson Jane and Paul Shang Susan and Gene Shanks Wellington Management Foundation The Xerox Foundation
Anonymous (2) Ahmed A. Alali & Jennifer E. Rusk, Bryn Mawr Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation William and Ann Bain and the William W. Bain, Jr.
Charitable Trust Bank of America Charitable Foundation Matching Gift Program Anson & Debra Beard, Jr. and Family Jaynee and Eric Beckman in honor of Posse Los Angeles Capital Guardian Trust Company Liza Mae and Mark Carlin Joseph A. Ciffolillo Marc H. Cohen The Carol and James Collins Foundation Deborah Ruosch Conrad and Will Conrad The Cosette Charitable Fund Credit Suisse Crowell & Moring Foundation The Dalton Family Foundation in honor of Nick Zeppos Feroz and Erica Dewan Dolores Eyler Fund Ken Fulk Design and Ken Fulk/Kurt Wooton Gartner Sheila Gold Foundation Niki & Joe Gregory and The Niki and Joe Gregory Charitable Foundation Barbara and Ira A. Lipman and Family and Guardsmark, LLC Jean and John Hatfield Noreen and Doug Herzog Roy A. Hunt Foundation Susan Hunter Barbara and Ted Janulis Karsch Capital Management LP Kathy and John Kissick Lynch Foundation Judy McGrath & Mike Corbett Mindy and Reuben Munger NAVTEQ Foundation The Nielsen Company Novack and Macey LLP Jim & Rosemary O’Neill The Overbrook Foundation Pearson Prince Charitable Trusts Wendy and Paul E. Raether The Reebok Foundation Marcia and Kevin Reilly David M. Riley Catherine A. Saunders State Street Corporation Robert K. Steel Family Foundation Robert and Penelope Steiner Jennifer and Erich Tengelsen Marree and John Townsend Glen and Trish Tullman Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. U.S. Bank
Cindy and Craig Wadler Sukey Wagner Lisa and Mark Walsh
Anonymous (4) Kristin Allen AMB Property Corporation Trish and Chris Arnold Bain Capital Children’s Charity Ltd. BET Networks Blum-Kovler Foundation The Boston Globe Steve and Gretchen Burke in honor of Damian Washington Nora and Jack Capers Judy and Russell L. Carson CME Group, Inc. The College Board Anthony Collerton & Ryan Walker Comcast Corporation Con Edison Chris and Travene Crawford Dorothy and James Currie The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation Hester Diamond Helen W. Donovan Arthur Dubow Foundation Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Jodie Emery Margaret and Rick Evans Anne and William Farrell Bev and Wade Fetzer The Fox Group Steven Ganeless Grinnell College Grubman Indursky & Shire PC The Harman Family Foundation Dawn and Leon Harris The Hauptman Family Foundation David Herro and Jay Franke Corina Higginson Trust Host Hotels and Resorts Humana Darlene and Gerald Jordan The Judy Family Foundation Stephen R. Karp and the Stephen and Jill Karp Family Fund Kovler Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Leo Burnett USA, Inc. Sheri and Edward Leonard Caroline H. Little and Dan Burton Lone Pine Capital LLC
MAXIMUS Foundation Rachel McPherson and Pat McMullan Priscilla and Donald K. Miller Christina and James Minnis Camille Riggs Mosley New York Times Company Foundation, Inc. The Mary Norris Preyer Fund Northern Trust Northrop Grumman Corporation Timothy O’Hara Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Paresky Michael Peacock PEAK6 Investments, LP Debbie and John Phillips Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation Tami and Adam Press Robert O. Preyer The Pritzker Foundation Libby and Paul Quiner Mary and John Raitt Resnick Family Foundation Peter Risafi Larry Robbins The Rogers Foundation Sara Lee Corporation Schoenberg Family Foundation Sandra and Ronald Schutz Shine Foundation Pamela H. Shriver Tortora Sillcox Family Foundation Los Angeles Social Venture Partners The Hattie M. Strong Foundation Spencer Stuart Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Marree and John Townsend in honor of Garrett Moran Amy and John Weinberg The Westport Foundation Pete and Tammy Wissinger
Anonymous (4) Anonymous in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Rod and Maggie Adams Samantha and David Adams Suzanne & Michael L. Ainslie and The Ainslie Foundation, Inc. John Andelin and Virginia Geoffrey Kenneth D. Anderson in honor of Wade Fetzer Maren Anderson and Earl Collier Daniel and Jaime Andriano Aon Foundation Stefanie Lally-Ardrey and James Ardrey, Jr.
Ares Management LLC David Atkins Pamela and Jesse Baker Pamela and Brian Barefoot Susan and James Bartlett Bartlett Family Fund Charles E. and Christina M. Bascom Ambassador and Mrs. Frank E. Baxter Hermine Beck in honor of Bob Steiner and the pleasure of good friendship Susan R. Bell Gary M. Belliveau Robbie Oxnard Bent and David Bent David Berg in honor of Erica Spatz Erin and Ethan Bernau Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein Deborah Bial and Bob Herbert Kathy and Jerry Biederman Jon Biotti Jake Bisenius The John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation Suzanne and James Blomberg Nancy and George Bodeen Christine Boeke and William Jenks Sarah Greenwood and Joe Bondi Dorothy and Thomas Borders Harvey Borkin The Valerie Anne Briehl Foundation in honor of Bob Herbert Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire Dean L. and Rosemarie Buntrock Foundation Kathleen Cantillon and C.J. Newton Jane and David Casper Celeste Center Chicago Board of Trade Foundation Chicago Trading Company Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Cobb Family Foundation Eli and Virginia Grace Cohen Pippa Cohen Nancy and Bill Conger and the Conger Family Foundation Loretta and Jonathan Cook William E. Cook, Jr. Lise Scott and D. Ronald Daniel Jane Davenport James G. Davis Construction Corporation Jon Davis Judith and William Davis Richard B. DeWolfe Anna-Marie DiPasquale and Michael Whitaker DonorsTrust Barbara Eliades and Scott Dunham Dynamic Marketing Inc. Jamal M. Edwards
Emmanuel Baptist Church Mission and Benevolence Fund Brittain and Steven Ezzes Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Fitzgerald Erik Flannigan Beverly and Donald Flynn Churchill and Janet Franklin and The Churchill and Janet Franklin Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Freedman Gary and Patricia Wilson Fridley Brian C. Friedman Paul Frio Eric J. Furda Lori and Simon Furie Linda and Wilbur Gantz Jim George Georgia-Pacific LLC Shelton S. Getter John G. Gilkes Godfrey Gill GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Matching Gifts Program Dale A. Glick The Glickenhaus Foundation Golf Digest Magazine Kathy Goodman Marguerite and Daniel Gordon David and Jennifer Graf Natalee Graham, Brandeis Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Loraine and William Graham Bryan Greene and Sara Lindstrom Hollis J. Griffin Lois Perelson-Gross and Stewart Gross in honor of Michael Ainslie Richard & Mica Hadar Foundation Dr. Beverly L. Hall Douglas Hamilton Sheryl Handler Carol and James Hansen Rebecca and Robert Harles John S. Harris David Hermer Bob and Lori Holland Preston Hopson III Jill Hornor and Yo-Yo Ma David Hou Mr. James S. Hoyte and Ms. Norma Dinnall Mendel W. Hui Huron Consulting Group Andrea and Lee Hutter Paul T. Illuzzi Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation Iris and Angelo Ioffreda Nancy and Thomas Ireland Elizabeth Isacco
Melissa Ivey-Lawton and Patrick Lawton Elaine and Robert Jachino Clayton F. Jackson in honor of John Hatfield’s leadership Benjamin R. Jacobson Barbara and John Jay Beth and Mark Jernigan Sheree and Andrew Johnson Elizabeth L. Johnson Holly and Bruce Johnstone to honor the work of Lawson Allen G. Bradford Jones and Joan Hood Jones Fund Barbara and Joseph Kampf in memory of Stephen Kampf William B. Kaplan Robert L. Karem, Jr. John S. Katzman Keckley Angela Ortiz and Anik Khambhla Helen and Ray Killian Patricia and John Kimpel Richard J. Kirsch Jill and Gary Kirshenbaum Kimberly and Sean Klimczak Rosemary Kotkowski Laura and Richard Kracum Tanya and Tim Krochuk Kruse Asset Management Karin and David Kuhns Thomas O. Kuhns in honor of Eric Macey Laura and Dale Kutnick Connie and Peter Lacaillade LA-CO Industries Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Lawrence Leaps and Bounds Sam Sankar and Amanda Leiter Michael Lestingi The Mortimer Levitt Foundation Walter and Elizabeth Lohmann Al and Suzanne Lord Roger Lowenstein Donor Advised Fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust Annie and Douglas Mabie Alec Macmillan Barbara A. Manzolillo in support of Sue Dalelio Marathon Ventures LLC Nick Markwardt Marquette Associates, Inc. Maryann and Robert Marston Roxanne and Rocco Martino James Mathews Joseph and Carol Mathias Michael Maurer and Rachel Sher Richard McCarty
Frances McCaughan and Nessan Fitzmaurice Kathleen L. McGirr MDRT Foundation Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Alex W. Miller Susan Mirza Morgan Stanley The Edmond N. & Virginia H. Moriarty Foundation, Inc. J. D. Moriarty Dr. Laurence C. Morse and Ms. Pamela D. McKoin Steven Moskowitz in honor of Brad Singer Joanne and David Mullen Lane Murchison Paul Murphy Jonathan P. and Dorothy E. Nelson John R. Nixon Santa J. Ono Oregon Anesthesiology Group, P.C. Oriental Trading Company, Inc. Linda and Brian O’Toole Pacific Trading Group, LLC Sheryl Parker and James Grayer Howard and Gail Paster Dr. and Mrs. Tiron C. Pechet and the Maurice Pechet Foundation Penguin Group (USA) Carl E. Peoples Martin H. Peretz Perls Foundation Perry Capital, LLC Carla Peterson and David Rosenbloom Peterson Family Foundation Sara and Christopher Pfaff Michael & Margaret Picotte Foundation Robert Pittman Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton in honor of Pam and Jesse Baker Roland S. Pritchett Jane and Kevin Quinn Zaheeda and Nav Rahemtulla Diana and Bruce Rauner Robert Rea Karen and Irwin Redlener Everol Richards, Vanderbilt Posse 8 (New York) Alumnus Candace and Ethan Riegelhaupt Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation in honor of Joshua Beckett and Moira Walley Carol and Paul Rigby Amy and Gordon Ritter in honor of Richard Metzler Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Martha and Dana Robes Carole Robinson John Rohrs
Rolling Stone Jeanne Rosen Jane Rosenthal Carol and Steve Rosner George M. Ruhana Jennifer E. Rusk, Bryn Mawr Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Samantha and Eric Sackler Charles Saunders Nancy and Norman Scher Barbara and Robert Schmid Sarah Schmidt and Julie Matthei Mike and Jane Schoenfeld Paul and Maria Selian The Sexton Family Foundation Marla E. Shatkin and Dr. Henry C. Margolis The Shelby Family Foundation Stacey and John Shonkwiler Steven M. Silver Eileen and Steve Simmons Katherine and Kurt Simon in honor of Brad Singer Janet Singer Henry and Susan Skelsey Marva Smalls David R. Smith Mary and David M. Solomon Joan and Gavin Solotar Dr. Erica Spatz, Vanderbilt Posse 4 (New York) Alumna The Spiritus Gladius Foundation Marjorie Cohen Stanzler and Paul Stanzler Staples Foundation for Learning Lois and Harrison Steans Michelle and Shai Stern Alison B. Sternberg Fredericka and Howard Stevenson in honor of Summer Search students Lee Ann Stevenson in honor of Dickinson College Craige L. Stout Sabin and Beverley Streeter Pamela and Russ Strobel Peggi L. Sturm Danielle and Michael Swartz Lynn and Mark Taylor Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC Paul Thodeson Lydia Thomas Jeffrey E. Thompson Linda and Chris Trower Union Bank Foundation Union Bank Vanderbilt University Mike and Nancy Vespoli Viewpoints Network, LLC
Mary and Rajneesh Vig Katherine and Bradley Vogt Britten and Todd Wadler Elizabeth Cecil and David Wagner Sandy Worley and Marc Walfish Anne and Marcus Wedner in honor of Eric Macey Gordy Weil Georgia E. Welles Amy and Kevin Wernick Roger and Pam Weston Jim and Linda White The Whitehead Foundation Jane and Jerry Williams Suzanne and John Willian Evan Winkler in honor of Craig Wadler The Winokur Family Foundation Donna Winston Pamela and Guy Wisinski Ann B. Woolner in honor of Laura Brief’s 35th birthday Elizabeth M. Workman Nancy Friedman and Michael Zinn ZogSports Marissa and Michael Zugay
Anonymous (25) Anonymous in honor of Jaynee and Eric Beckman Anonymous in honor of Marci Alboher’s marriage to Jay Goldberg Anonymous in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Kathleen J. Abbott Ina and Stephen Abrams Dr. and Mrs. Albert A. Ackil Liza Josephson and Robert Adamenko Boucie Addison Reshma and Rahul Aggarwal Charlene Aguilar in honor of Paloma Garcia-Lopez Miriam and Sandy Ain Ellen Ainslie Erin Ainslie Mark M. Albert Martina Albright and Jon Bernstein Lester Aleman, Grinnell Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumnus Nicole and Christopher Allen Robin Tuthill and Linda Allen Linda Allen and Ronald Bass Nurrani Alli, Lafayette Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Alex Amezcua Colin and Melody Anderson Richard A. Anderson Judith and Alan Appelbaum Lynn Appelbaum
Suzanne Appelbaum in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Christopher Arnold, Jr. and Connie Douglas Milton Arnold Mary Edith and Robert Arnold Arrow Financial Services Nicole and Rudy Ash Doris and Laurence Ashkin Robin Askins and August Vettorino Norma Autry, Rice Posse 1 (New York) Alumna in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Babok & Levin LLP Carolyn L. Bailey Dayne Baird Robert S. Baizer Lenz C. Balan, Bowdoin Posse 1 (Boston) Alumnus Michael and Margherita Baldwin in honor of Trish Arnold Elizabeth Ball Elizabeth Ballantine and Paul Leavitt Jeffrey Kampelman and Nina Bang-Jensen The William C. Bannerman Foundation Brenda Barnes Lisa and Kenneth Baronsky Cecily Baskir and John Freedman Louis Battey Alvin H. Baum Family Fund in honor of Celeste Center Irwin Bautista, Vanderbilt Posse 7 (New York) Alumnus Matthew Beagle Thomas Beaton Traci Beck Jonathan Bedi Nancy and James Beha in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Amanda Behm in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Bellevue Fund in honor of Gretchen Nash Barbara and Albert Bellino Scott Belsky in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Lisa and Jordan Bender Jana Bendik in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon CEJ and Marijane Benner Browne Kirk Benson John and Rebecca Bent Joel T. Berelson and Charles T. Maples Susan Berkowitz and Marc Beem Elliott and Debbie Berman Jay Bernath Elizabeth E. Beshel Homi and Jacqueline Bhabha Elena and Saba Bhamidipati Claudia and Bert Bial
Carson Biederman and Susan MacPherson Kirsten Bierlein Madeline Bird Michael G. and Trudie Bisciotti Sally and Walter Bissell Angelo Black Frankie Cevallos, Rice Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Mr. and Mrs. R. William Blasdale Paul and Marcia Bleeker Sally and Fred Blesi Shaun and Andy Block Steven B. Bloomfield Dennis and Shirley Bloomquist Kara Nortman and Jake Blumenthal Catherine and Charles Boone Susan S. Boren in honor of Ellen Ainslie Suzanne and Ted Bosler The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. The Boston Lawyers Group Todd F. Bourell Harold Boutin Claire Bowden in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Mary and Carl Boyer Daniel H. Bradley, Jr. Diane Tipton and David Bradt Brian Brennan Nancy & Simon Bresler Fund Arthur and Kay Brief Jane Brock-Wilson Carylee and Steven Bronstein in honor of our dear friend Joe Paresky Karin and Jeffrey Bronswick Kristen and David Brown Robert Brown Howell E. Browne Eric D. Brune Richard Buangan in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum Nilda Bueno, DePauw Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Mai Lan Bui, Rice Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Honorable and Mrs. Bert Bunyan Barbara and Ken Burnes Phyllis L. Busch in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Susan and Dixon Butler Anne T. Buttrick Shane Byrd Corbin Campbell Bridget and Matthew Campbell Maureen and Dan Cantillon Evette Cardona and Mona Noriega
Eva Marie Carney Chad Carr Mr. and Mrs. James G. Carr Rita and Stephan Carrier Erika R. Carter in honor of Zion McClure’s birthday Styletta D. Carter Susan G. Case Jane and David Casper in honor of Becky’s marriage to Rob Harles George Ann and Paul Casper Christopher Fonzone and Jill Catalonotti Zahira Catano in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sienna Nancy Chambers, Middlebury Posse 5 (New York) Alumna William L. Chambers Elizabeth and Jay Chandler Lizett Chavez, Denison Posse 4 (Chicago) Alumna Jane and Roger Cheever Jing Chen, Trinity Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Camille DeFrank and Edward Chez Chicago Physician Associates, LLC Rashi and Rahul Chowdhury Kathy D. Christensen John M. Christian Chip Christianson Carla Christofferson Lisa Kim and Eunu Chun Mary Martha Churchman in honor of Grinnell College Jason and Elisabeth Cigarran Taj Clayton Liz and Skip Coggin Cory Cohen in memory of Eleanor Laurens Margaret Coladarci Sue and John Cole Gregory L. Coleman Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Maryellen Collins and Kegan Brown in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Michelle L. Collins Barbara and Jim Conen Dana S. Connell James and Joy Connors Michael G. Contompasis Donna and George Converse Laura Cook in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Cooper Fabrics Aaron and Leslie Corbett Chenoweth Gabrielle and Stephen Cornick Boris Coto, Rice Posse 2 (New York) Alumnus Holly and Josh Covett
Debra and Roger Cowan Michael Crain in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Francis and Julia Creighton in honor of Jason J. Gross’ birthday President Ronald Crutcher and Betty Neal Crutcher Joan P. and Ronald C. Curhan Family Fund Brownlee Currey Foundation Deidre Curry Dammann Fund Scott Daniel Marletta and Robert Darnall Celia and Andrew B. David Barbara and Gordon Davidson Jamie and Robert Davis Tabrina L. Davis in memory of Tanya L. Davis Meredith and Peter Daw in honor of Rob and Becky Harles’ wedding Deborah Deitcher Alice DeLana Tyler B. Dempsey Bobbie and Charlie Denison James F. DeRose Richard S. DeRose Carolyn Cohen and Alan Dershowitz Michael E. Dessimoz Louis DeStefano in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Ellen and Robert Deutschman Monica Diaz, Carleton Posse 4 (Chicago) Alumna Professor Huston Diehl and Gerald Wetlaufer Jim and Carol Dildine Honorable David N. Dinkins and Mrs. Joyce Dinkins Shelley and Timothy Dolan in honor of Ron Schutz & Wade Fetzer Wendy and Stewart Dolin in honor of Eric Macey Rasheim Donaldson, Lafayette Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Robert Doran Michael Douvadjian Chelsea Downs, Colby Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Melissa Doyle Rich and Joyce Draper in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Eleanor and David Driscoll Laura and Michael Duda Victoria and John Duff Duggan Bertsch, LLC Elaine and Stuart Duhl Kelleigh Dulany Jan H. Dunn Jeanne and J. Breckenridge Eagle Eastern Bank
Charles Edel and Kira Moriah Pamela and Martin Edel in honor of Eliza McClelland’s and Charles Edel’s great work for Posse Pamela and Martin Edel in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Carla and Jay Edelston Charles and Lois Edwards in honor of Robert M. Steiner Kareem Edwards, DePauw Posse 7 (New York) Alumnus Holly and Ed Eger Equifax, Inc. Stephanie Elliman Sally Ellis and Stuart Taylor Kelley Ellsworth Jason E. Engel Ellen and Irving Epstein Michael Esposito and Cynthia Redel Erica and Danny Esrick Linda and John M. Evans James and Melissa Fadim in honor of Eric Macey Kathy and Richard Fanslow Barbara E. Fargo in honor of Trish Arnold Phylicia Fauntleroy Bowman Brenda and Lawrence Feis Rosemary Feit and Matt Moren Warren and Rosalyn Feldberg Eric Feldman Naomi and Daniel Feldman Craig Felenstein Mary and Richard Felix in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Mary and Stanley Ferguson Vanessa Ferniza, Wisconsin Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Barbara and Ralph Ferrara David B. Field James and Barbara Finkelstein David and Judith Fischer Elizabeth and Damon Fisher Louise and J. Richard Fisher Sara and Scott Fisher Jim and Janet Fitzgibbons Patrick C. Fitzpatrick Patricia White and Daniel Flatley David Fleishman FocalPoint Securities, LLC Michael and Elizabeth Foley John Foley III in honor of Christina and James Minnis Arthur J. Fong Hendrick Forbes Burch and Brian Ford Catherine and Patrick Ford Jane and Charlie Forman in honor of Joe Paresky’s special birthday Robert and Amy Forrest
Leroy Foster, Vanderbilt Posse 7 (New York) Alumnus Linda Adair Fox and Shelley Whelpton Thomas and Elizabeth Fox Jacqueline Francis Henry M. Freet Jill and Joel Freimuth Ann and Marc Freimuth in honor of Joel Freimuth Simon Friedman Steven G. Friedman Margo and Richard Funke Nancy M. Galib Caroline Jones and Peter Galison Mark Gallagher Vanessa Gallo, Vanderbilt Posse 8 (New York) Alumna Steven Ganeless in honor of Michele Ganeless’ birthday Danielle V. Garcia Deborah and Ralph Gardner Gardner, Underwood & Bacon, LLC Michael Garzel Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Matching Gifts Program GE Foundation Kathleen and Donald Gershuny in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Megan Gerstenzang Susan N. Gibbs Michael and Meg Gibson Revord Kathleen M. Gillespie Joyce Gist Lewis and James Lewis Scott Glassberg Jill and Brian Glennon Justin Gmelich Michelle Cardella and Stuart Gold in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Robin and Harvey Goldberg in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Lauren Ann and Jonathan Goldman Patricia and Peter Goldstein Anne and William Goldstein in honor of Ron Schutz Dulcinea Goncalves, Esq. in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Karen and Jay Goodgold Goodwin Procter LLP John and Anne Gorczyca Marybeth and Chris Gordon Mary Lane and David Gordon Marcia and Harold Gordon Eric Gorenstein, Vanderbilt Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus George Gorman in memoriam of Annie Gorman Penny and James Gorman Merrill and Charles Gottesman David and Kirsten Gould Karen Graham Sam and Gerry Gray
Michelle and Danny Greenberg Bryan Greene and Sara Lindstrom in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Sari Granat and Timothy Greensfelder Gregoire Capital LLC Ed Gregory Esq. Anne Greigg Jason J. Gross Jennifer and Jonathan Grosshandler Ethan Grossman Robert M. Grossman Venu Gupta and Sendhil Revuluri Dr. Charles J. Hacker Kirsten Hagen Brian P. Hake Joshua Hale in honor of Alan Myers Julia Haley in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon John and Ann Hall Jill and Ridge Hall Steven Halper in honor of Phil Pead Sylvia and Roy Hammer Sandi and Preston Hannibal Ann Craig Hanson and John Hanson Cyndy and Greg Harrington Steven Harris Judith Stephenson and Scott Harshbarger in honor of Cameron Stephenson for her commitment to KIPP Foundation Bridge School, Oakland, CA Peter D. Hart Charitable Account in honor of Bonnie Cohen John Harvey Karen Simpson and Robert E. Harvey Timothy B. Harwood in honor of Eloise Lawrence Richard Hays Jessica Heard Prashant Hemady in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Gordon D. Henderson Carlyn L. Henry in honor of Anthony Choe Mary Jo Herseth in honor of Celeste Center Lee Herter Richard E. and Vicki Mech Hester in honor of Paul and Libby Quiner Milton P. Higgins, III MPD Higgins Foundation Alex Hill, Vanderbilt Posse 15 (New York) Alumnus Mark Hochman Jon Hockman in honor of Iris Ioffreda Robin K. Holland Cynthia and Ron Holmberg Elizabeth and Walter Holt Merritt Hooper Deborah Horn
Maisie and James Houghton Debra and Nathanial Howard Kito Huggins, Vanderbilt Posse 3 (New York) Alumnus Francis and Elizabeth Hunnewell in honor of Susie Lawrence Bernard Husser John and Laura Ikeda Jennifer and Eric Ingber Pat Ioffreda Nancy Isaacs David E. Isenberg in honor of Deborah Ruosch Joi Jackson F. Gardner Jackson, Jr. and Pamela Jackson Phyllis and Robert Jaffee Thomas Jennings Robert Joffe in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Don K. Johnson in honor of Charles & Anne M. Johnson Edith and David Johnson Matthew Johnson in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Randee and Vance Johnson Julie Johnston-Ahlen Leonard S. Jolles Dale Jolley Barb and Chris Jones Craig B. Jones Marc A. Jones Megan Jones Tara and Reid Jordan Stephen Joy in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Nancy and Wade Judge Barbara and William Julyan Evelyn and Mike Kalish Theodore R. Kanter Lara Kaplan Kenneth and Debra Karlin Adriana and Marvin Karno Esther Kartiganer Michael Kass Carolyn and Howard Katz Leslie and Martin Katz Joseph Kaufman Michael R. Kay Sandy Kazinski Jane and Robert Keiter Linda Kellough and Gabriel Reisner Shawn and Christopher Kerns Ausrine and William Kerr Keystone Business Development Shaker Khayatt Sami Khoury in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great
Wall of China Marathon Patricia N. Kilduff Doug Barker and Sam Kilpatrick Judy Kim Tae Youn J. Kim, Brandeis Posse 5 (New York) Alumnus Catherine and William Kirby Leon Kirshenbaum in honor of Jill Kirshenbaum’s birthday Anna Sinaiko and Josh Klevens Jennifer Knebel in honor of Clayton, and Lilly & Coleman Adams Dayle and Raymond Kolak Robert E. Kolek in honor of Eric Macey Anthony Kontoleon Wendy Kornreich in memory of baby Joey Adams Apryl and Michael Krakovsky Dorothy Davies and Jeremy Kramer Linda and Peter Krivkovich Jessica Kronstadt Dana and Steven Krumholz Shermin and J. Stuart Kruse Tracie and Larry Kugler Kurzman Family Fund Elizabeth Laboy Sharon Ladin and William Drummond in memory of Mitch Bernstein Sharon Ladin and William Drummond in honor of Michael Maurer, Rachel Sher, and Samuel Sher Maurer Joseph Lagosz Charles and Mary Landefeld in honor of Alexander S. Macmillan III Stewart Landefeld and Margaret Breen Faye and David Landes Erin and Thomas Landry Jill W. Landsberg Susan and Andrew Langan Aaron Lanski in memory of Maurice Mordka Eloise P. Lawrence Susan H. Lawrence Nancy and Maurice Lazarus Fund Enty Tionowidjaja and Jimmy Lee Sook Lee Lester Lennon Nancy Leopold Lesnik Charitable Foundation Richard and Gabrielle Lesser Jaime Lester in honor of Kelly Granat, the best LP ever! Cindi Lestingi Michael J. Lestingi John Lettko Elaine R. Lev in honor of Eric Macey’s work as Chairman of the Posse Chicago Advisory Board Robert C. Levels Gordon and Julia Levering
Caryn and Jon Levey Leslee and Lewis Levey David and Nicole Levine in honor of Michael Maurer & Rachel Sher’s Wedding Josh and Ilana Levine Noah and Berna Levine Ruth Levine in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Andrea Levitt in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Robert B. Levy & Bette Braun Irving A. Lewis Patricia and Randall Lewis Lewis Hyman, Inc. Julie Lichtstein Alex Liebman in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Beata Leja and Joshua Liebman Bernadette Limos, Illinois Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Lee and Jonathan Linen Kenneth and Glenda Lingo Robert and Ann Lingo Carol and James Linke in honor of our grandson Jamie Peculis Erin Linville Michael Charles Litt Caroline H. Little and Dan Burton in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Claudia and George Little Stephanie Lofgren and Craig Stinebaugh Ann Logue and Rik Lantz Amy Logun and Steven Bratman in honor of Marci and Jay’s wedding. With love! Lori and Ralph Loomis Kristine and David Losito Carmel Loughman Karen A. Love Richard and Nancy Lubin Dan and Katie Ludlam Carol Lugo Susan and Roger Lumpp Louis R. Lurie Foundation 36 Foundation, Inc. James and Patricia MacAllen Gift Fund Rebecca Macey Jane Macht Diana and David Mack Erminia and Edward Mack Maura Madden and Rufus Tureen General David Maddox Dallas Madlock, DePauw Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumnus Daniel J. Maguire Amanda Mahoney in honor of Richard Grudzinski and
Julie Bowden Ibrahim Majeed The Malkin Fund, Inc. Sandra and Thomas Mallman Scott M. Manhoff Edwardo Manuel Joyce and Fred Marcus Richard Marcus in honor of Joe Paresky for his work for Posse Elizabeth and Todd Marcus Shant Markarian Markoff Law Firm, LLC ElChino Martin Esq. Anne and John Martin Edward I. Masterman Sandra Masur Lona Mathis in memory of baby Joey Adams Kevin McCarthy in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Eliza and Spencer McClelland Stephanie McClelland in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Lisa Hanes and Jim McCloskey John and Kay McCrohan Michael B. McGill Rose Donna and Matthew McGovern Ann Donahue and Anne McGrail Jan and Jim McLaren Stuart and Meg McLaughlin Kathleen and Jack McMackin Bliss McMahon John and Jeanine Semrad McShea Bill and Ellen Meagher in memory of Pat Meagher Mark P. Medema Shane T. Mengel The Metropolitan Club MGH Institute of Health Professions Louise Micallef Alexander J. Michas in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Caitlin Miller Dick Miller and Katie Ziglar Bette-Jane and Joel Miller in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Nancy and Philip Miller Linda and Judson Miner Martha and Arthur Mintzer Richard and Judy Mirel Susan and Joseph Mistrett Marcy Mistrett Wendy and James Mnookin Dale and Robert Mnookin in honor of Jennifer Rusk, a good person
Richard and Julia Moe Maureen and Paul Mohling Julie Monaco John Monaghan Anne and Mead Montgomery Susan W. Moon David and Madelon Morgan Barbara Y. Morris J. Timothy and Barbara M. Morris Marilyn Morrissey in memoriam of Dr. James Ryan Salon Mosaic Kathleen and Wayne Moser in honor of the wedding of Jay Goldberg and Marci Alboher Jacqueline Moss Marvin Mostow and Joan Kaplan Marian and Edward Mule Nancy and Mickey Munley Michael and Madeline Murphy Diane A. Murray in memorium of Toni Murray Mary and Gerald Murray Crista and Paul Murray Alan F. Myers Linda K. Myers May C. Naldo, Bucknell Posse 1 (DC) Alumni Wendy Neikirk in memory of Paul Desnoyers, on the occasion of the wedding of Wendy Neikirk and Adrian Rhodes Jason Neimark Maureen and Dean Nelson in honor of Rob and Becky Harles Pat and John Nesbitt Lisbeth and Charles Newman Molly and Keith Newman Tonya G. Newman Carrie Newton in honor of Rob Steiner’s hard work Andy Nguyen, Denison Posse 2 (Chicago) Alumnus Elizabeth Nichols Helen Norton and Kenneth Johnson Clare and Geoffrey Nunes Watchen Nyanue, DePauw Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Jenna O’Brien, Bowdoin Posse 3 (Boston) Alumna Mr. and Mrs. John F. O’Brien and the O’Brien Charitable Gift Fund Denise and Thomas Ochsenschlager Kevin O’Connell Cara O’Flynn Becca and Sean O’Leary Jack and Lovell Olender David Olsen Eric Olsen Lili O’Malley and Thomas D. O’Malley, Jr. Joseph and Margot Onek Maureen Orth
Marvin G. Padilla Janet B. Page Deborah and Thomas Page Jane and Andrew Paine Christie Weiner and Richard Paisner Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners Inc. Lisa Messinger and Aaron Panken in honor of Steve and Clarissa Lefkowitz Jill and Paul Paris in honor of our future grandchild Francis Parish Kimberly Parker Andrew G. Kotsatos and Heather A. Parsons and The Kotsatos Parsons Charitable Fund Glenda Partee Anne and Al Pate Sandip Patel Diane and Deval L. Patrick Carol Sedwick and Michael Patrick Ronna and Barry Paul Leslie Payson Philip Peacock Martha Peake Sharon and Leroy Pearlman in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Barbara Pelletier Pennington Family Foundation Chris E. Perkins Robert D. Persons W. Ray Persons Robert E. Peterson Anthony and Dorothy Petsoulakis Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Patricia and Neil Victoria Pierce Steven Pinker David J. Piper Sharron M. Pitts Amy and Arnaud Poirier in honor of Rob and Becky Harles’ wedding Annette Polan William and Lia Poorvu Christine and Michael Pope Jennifer Porter Lewis Morgan Porter Mark Potts Diane and Graham Powis Giana Prazak Henry and Cathy Price Jeannette Price Thomas A. Pritchard Mary Kay and Jay Proops Dennis and Angela Pullin Todd Purdy
Puritan Finance Corporation Arthur Rabe in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Judy and Bill Rader Rainbow Media Benjamin J. Randall Eva and Jason Rapp Fred Rappaport Irena and Alexander Raskin Presley Reed Hope and John Reese Richard Reeves George and Ann Reilly Staci and Eric Reiter Renée E. Reso in honor of Marci and Jay’s wedding Melissa Reyes, DePauw Posse 3 (New York) Alumna Lisandra Reynoso in honor of Aimee Reynoso’s birthday (12/10) Kerry and James Rhodes in honor of Barrie Tysko Victoria Marmorstein and Seth Ribner in honor of Eric and Jaynee Beckman for a joyous New Year. Mason Richards, Vanderbilt Posse (New York) Alumnus Kelli Richardson Lawson Talyia and Crystal Riemer-Mallory in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Dr. Susan G. Rifkin Carolyn and Bob Riordan David and Doris Rippey Barbara and David Roberts Charles S. Roberts Robin and Peter Roberts Laurie Roberts Belton Lynn Robinson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Heidi Rochette in honor of Marci Alboher’s marriage to Jay Goldberg Joyce D. Rodenberg Susan and Bruce Rodgers Jonathan Rodgers and Royal Kennedy Rodgers Rene and Matthew Rodman Kay and George Rogers Nathan Romano in honor of Craig Wadler Jonathan Romick Jacqueline Roncagliolo Daniel and Joanna Rose Nancy Rosen Blackwood Joshua Rosenbaum and Wendy Meltzer Lyn Ingersoll and Marcus Rosenbaum Aimee and Mark Rosenbaum Sheli and Burton Rosenberg Jody and Richard Rosenstein Irwin and Ruth Rothchild The Jack and Jamie Rubin Charitable Fund
Richard M. Rufolo Laura Ruotolo in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Mary Rybowiak and Tom Ferrini Rye Presbyterian Church Anne and Barry Sabloff Carol J. Sabransky Sharron and William Sailor Jane M. Saks in honor of Chastity Lord Eric Salcido Catherine and Don Salge in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Daphna and Pejman Salimpour The Sallie Mae Fund The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. Stephanie and Brian Samuels Joan and Thomas Sandlow Yinnette Sano, Bryn Mawr Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Elizabeth and Joseph Santarlasci Alysia Sargent, DePauw Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Connie and John Sargent Kevin Sargis Eric and Eveleen Sass Derek A. Sasveld Judith and Peter Scardino in honor of Michael Ainslie Gannon and Michael Schaefer Nancy and Nelson Schaenen Daniel Schecter Nancy and David Scher in honor of Susie Scher and her dedication to Posse Scott L. Scher Stephen A. Schiller in honor of Eric N. Macey Catherine and Kort Schnabel Helen and Richard Schneider Jeffrey Schostak Jolie Schwab and David Hodes Melanie Schwam in honor of Allison Grover Alison T. and David Schwartz Susan and Donald Schwarz Stephen A. Schwarzman Fund Dean A. Scott & Associates Michael W. Sculnick Sears in honor of Rob and Becky Harles’ wedding Francine Segal Riley Senft in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Richard Shaffer in honor of Hilary Carlson and in honor of Carole Parsons Bailey Jane and Paul Shang in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Susan and Gene Shanks in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Carol Borden and Joel Shapiro
Valerie and Lee Shapiro in honor of Eric Macey for his service to Posse Loren Shapiro Liz and Jeff Sharp Jennifer Shea and Peter Bruns B.J. and Diane Shelton Kathleen and Ross Sherbrooke David A. Sherman Lawrence A. Sherman Mark and Anne Shields David Shimmon Barbara Sicherman Lynn and Eric Siegel Sylvia Siegel and Barry Weinstein Joyce and Barry Silverstein Carter and Talbott Simonds in honor of Kelly Granat Matthew C. Simpson Amy R. Singer in honor of Jane and Doug Smith John and Peggy Singleton Melissa T. Skolfield Monique Skruzny in honor of Marci Alboher & Jay Goldberg’s marriage Clifford Sloan and Mary Lou Hartman Joan and Lynn Small John R. Smart Elizabeth and Brian Smith Patricia and Clarke Smith in honor of Patricia Wilson Fridley James P. Smith Jr. Wayne Smith in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Birgit Smith Burton Martha E. Solinger, Esq. Jessie and Joel Solomon Steven Hirsch and Micki Sonnenblick Hirsch Melinda Sebayan and Rassamay Sopha Virginia Spitzer Susan Spock Elizabeth Starr Peter F. Steger Carol Stein Nicole L. Steiner Robert Steiner, Jr. Diane and Norval Stephens David Stern in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Betsy Steward Alice F. Stewart Lisa and Robert Stockman Alice Stowell Jo Strang Strauss & Malk LLP Elaine and Herbert Strickstein in honor of Eric Beckman on
his 44th birthday Mark Stumpf Kristin Conley and Andrew Sudds Suissa Maya Family Trust Sun Microsystems, Inc. Grace and Lenard Swanson Erik Swart Robert Swezey Carol and James Taiclet Keith Tanabe Lisbeth Tarlow Kiku Taura Evelyn D. Taylor Jill Taylor in honor of Lawson Allen Joy and Robert Taylor Karen and Nils Tcheyan Michael Tcheyan Emily and Courtney Tedrowe Alice J. Tenney Philanthropic Fund Kabral Tesfamicael, Bowdoin Posse 2 (Boston) Alumnus Marc Tetel Isabelle Thabault The Sage Group, LLC Loubens Theork, Hamilton Posse 2 (Boston) Alumnus Gurbir Thind Jennifer and Taylor Thomas Paula Vanderhorst and John Franklin Thomas Benjamin Thomases Melissa and Wray Thorn Nick and Joan Thorndike Tiffany & Co. Kim Tilley and Peter Scher Elaine and Richard Tinberg Mary Ann and Michael Todd Louise Todd Ambler Thomas and Gretchen Toles Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Tomenson, Jr. Eric Tomlinson Amy Tully Jing Tun, DePauw Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Hollis and Alvan Turner Ralph and Ann Turner in honor of Dennis Pullin Robert O. Tyler Dagmar and George Unhoch Anne Urban and Peter Yeo U. S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management Phil Utigard Bill Utter Teresa and Edward Valent in honor of Rob Harles and Becky Casper’s wedding Jill and Joe Valenti Mario Vasquez Verizon Foundation
Kurt Vogt Jeffrey Wadler Susan Wald Shawn M. Walker Tara G. Wallace in memoriam of Lee Sigelman James Walsh Sarah K. Walter Mary and Gary Walther Lou and Dwight Walton Raymond N. Wareham Mallory and John Waterman Mary Robosson Waters in honor of Michael Ainslie for being a great leader Susan Wedlan and Harold Rosen Craig Weeks Paul Weeks Jared Weinberg in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Ilene Weinreich Stephanie and Michael Weisberg in honor of Kevin Wernick Lauren and Andrew Weisenfeld in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Donald S. Weiss Jeff Welkomer Amy Wendholt in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Paul Wernick Andrew Pincus and Laura Wertheimer Allyson Weseley and Sara Jones Tom West Winifred Whelan in memory of baby Joey Adams Susan Watanabe and David White Marilyn and Hal Wiener Melike Oncu and Ross Wiener Margaret and Chester Wiermanski James W. Wilcox Georgia Blanchfield and John Wiley Carly Williams in memory of baby Joey Adams Constance and Hugh Williams Marc and Nancy Williams Alice and Bruce Williamson in honor of Eric Macey’s work Carol Wilson, Middlebury Posse 5 (New York) Alumna Raymond Wilson in memory of baby Joey Adams David A. Wimmer Tom and Carol Wolf in honor of my nephew Josh Christianson Bill Haley and Janet Wolf Howard and Candice Wolk in honor of Steve and Carol Rosner Women Investment Professsionals Ruth D. Woods Wrightwood Capital
Polly and Harry Wulsin Mary H. Peabody Wulsin Robert C. Wynne Milton Yanofsky Paula Yepes, Middlebury Posse 1 (New York) Alumna David J. Young in honor of Rick Grudzinski’s and Julie Bowden’s wedding David Young Abby Zanarini Guoping Zhou in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Dorothy S. Zinberg Elizabeth F. Zucker
Anonymous (32) Anonymous in honor of John and Tess Collentine Anonymous in memory of Ingrid Graf Anonymous (6) in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Anonymous (2) in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Elizabeth Aab in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Judith and Abdul-Qawiy Abdul-Karim Darlene Abraham Hector Acevedo, Hamilton Posse 4 (Boston) Alumnus Janet E. Adams in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon John Adey in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Martin A. Aguilar Samir Ahmad Philip Aiken Temitope Ajibade, Vanderbilt Posse 8 (New York) Alumna Ese Akpobaro Sherry Alamdari Mary Albon Dale Albright Lawson Albright Charles Allen, Wheaton Posse 2 (New York) Alumnus Karie L. Anderson Meredith Angelson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Christopher Angevine in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Alison Anixter Suzanne Anthony in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Marcelo A. Antonelli in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Odinakachi Anyanwu, Bucknell Posse 1 (D.C.) Alumnus Christian Aparicio, Claremont Posse 2 (Los Angeles)
Alumnus Liz and Ron Arcoleo Remi Aregbesola, Wisconsin Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumnus Shan Arunachalam Kelly and Dean Atkinson Paul Augustine in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Beza Ayalew, Denison Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Peg Ayers in honor of Kevin O’Connell Gawanya Baity Jeffrey Bakker Roy Baladi Ilona Bannister, Vanderbilt Posse 6 (New York) Alumna Betsy Barasch in memory of baby Joey Adams Peter Barash and Beth Valukas Maureen Barradas, Carleton Posse 5 (Chicago) Alumna Erika Barrera in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Marco Barreto, Brandeis Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Leah and Jeff Barrett Caitlin A. Baummer in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Carlos Beato, Middlebury Posse 5 (New York) Alumnus Arelis Benitez, Denison Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumna Winston Benjamin, Wheaton Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Alfredo Bequillard Allyson and Matthew Bergman Michael Berkowitz Sarabeth Berman in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Renee Bernard in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Danielle Bero, Lafayette Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Ryan Berry Sheldon Best, Brandeis Posse 7 (New York) Alumnus Susan and Stephen Bisgeier Jessica E. Bloch Holly Bodman in honor of Richard M. and Priscilla Hunt Megan N. Bones in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Bridgett A. Borg The Boston Foundation Stacey A. Bowen Dedee Bowers Kate Boylan, Wheaton Posse 1 (New York) Alumna, and Paul Kennedy Benjamin Bradley Dan Brady in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Lon A. Braman in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sue Ellen and Dan Brannan The Bregstone Family Fund in thanks for the help given to
College Bound Opportunities and CARS Jasmine Brewer, Grinnell Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Olga Brik, Babson Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Vern Broders Meg and Guy Brossy in honor of Michael Ainslie for his dedication to Posse Khari Brown in honor of Sandra Jacinto Matthew J. Brown Sheyenne Brown, Middlebury Posse 7 (New York) Alumna David Bruhowzki Alison Burger Patrick Burgess Jacklyn Burgo, Bowdoin Posse 2 (Boston) Alumna Sarah Burns in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Mara D. Byrne Monique Cadle, Claremont Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna John Campbell Molly Campbell Mary Ellen Cantillon Megan Carnes in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Pierre C. Carras Ramiro Carrillo, Grinnell Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumnus Lynne D. Carter Americo Cascella Silvia Castillo, Hamilton Posse 3 (Boston) Alumna Christina M. Casto in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Rebecca Cetta, DePauw Posse 3 (New York) Alumna Ranvir Chakravarti Ming Him Chan Monique Chateauneuf Stephen Cheng in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Geoffrey Chepiga in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Joshua Cheung, Hamilton Posse 4 (Boston) Alumnus Priya Pravin Chhaya Rachel and Adam Chiss Richard Chogyoji Michelle Chotoosingh Sophie Chou in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Philip Christenson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Daniel Clark, Posse Middlebury 7 (New York) Alumnus Debra Clarke Renauld Clarke, Vanderbilt Posse 12 (New York) Alumnus Kristi Cole Sean Colenso-Semple in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Rosemarie M. Coles
Tamrah Collins, Grinnell Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Felice Columbretis, DePauw Posse 4 (Chicago) Alumna Nathan Cook Natalie Cortez, Dickinson Posse 5 (New York) Alumna Margaret Cossman Ann Coughlin in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Susan and Thomas Crane Catherine Crum and Bo Pham in honor of Bryan Greene Yahumara Cuellar, Claremont Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Ricardo Cuervo Beth Czechanski in memory of baby Joey Adams Liora Danan in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Yee Fong Dang Bianca and Sander Daniels in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Elaine Davenport Mark D. Davies in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Dominique Davis, DePauw Posse 7 (New York) Alumna Jen Davis and Linda DesRosiers in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Katharine and David Davis Miguel de Figueiredo in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Ralph DeBiasi Richard Deming in honor of Northeastern University Ronak Depala DePauw Posse 3 (Chicago) Carole Diamond in honor of the wedding of Jay Goldberg and Marci Alboher Veronica Diaz, DePauw Posse 4 (Chicago) Alumna Kathryn N. DiDia in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Cinthia Dixon Pierre Dizon, Wheaton Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus Michael Donohue in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Devon DeLapp and Halbe Dougherty-Wood in honor of the DeLapp/Dougherty-Wood wedding Maxine Drapkin Driehaus Capital Management LLC Kaitlin Dunn John Eanes Jason Edelson Carla and Jay Edelston in honor of Elizabeth Wanders’ graduation Justin Elicker in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Ed and Angela Elkins in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Lisa and Ron Elkins
Dane Erickson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Scott Erwin in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Brunilda Estrada, Vanderbilt Posse 8 (New York) Alumna Gloris Estrella, DePauw Posse 9 (New York) Alumna Kathleen M. Evans Tyrone F. Evans II, Hamilton Posse 5 (Boston) Alumnus Wendi and Michael Ezgur in honor of Jill Kirshenbaum’s 40th Birthday Debra and David Fabian Arash Farin Bobby A. Faul Donald Favre in memory of baby Joey Adams Kathleen Feerick Charles Felix, Lafayette Posse 3 (New York) Alumnus Angelika Ferguson, Middlebury Posse 7 (New York) Alumna Traci and Jay Ferguson Alice Fernandes, Bryn Mawr Posse 4 (Boston) Alumna Dawne and Mitchell Fernandes Ebru Fidan Andrea Fiederer in honor of Allison Grover Lauren Firich in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Bryan Fischer Athenia S. Fischer-Rodney, Middlebury Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Eric Fitts in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Michael P. Fitzhugh Kris Fitzpatrick in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Ellen Fleming Jazmin Flete, Babson Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Lauren Flinn, Bowdoin Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Wyatt Flores Joy Foley in memory of baby Joey Adams Kweku Forstall Clifton and Mette Foster Thelma E. Foster Menda François, Bryn Mawr Posse 5 (Boston) Alumna Dr. James F. Frank Nat Fraser Paul Fraulo Eboni Freeman, Michigan Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Benjamin Fromm in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Eliza Funk Patrick Furlong Aravind Gadhiragh Elizabeth and William McCabe in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Valentino Gallo
Kali Galvin Gabriela Garcia Jose Luis Lopez and Paloma Garcia-Lopez in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon John Gardner Martha Garvey Helen and Christopher Gates Kara Gaughen in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Patrick and Katherine Gaughen in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Mary Gault in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Carin and Martin Geiger in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Jesenia Gervacio, Bryn Mawr Posse 3 (Boston) Alumna Philip Giambanco Michael Gilligan in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Jean Givens Zen Glasser, Colby Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Michael Glavin in memory of baby Joey Adams Nikisha Glenn, Grinnell Posse 2 (Los Angeles) Alumna Robin L. Gohlke Rachel W. Goldman Jason Gong, Dickinson Posse 2 (New York) Alumnus Xiomara Gonzalez, Brandeis Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Mariluz Gonzalez-Guerrero, Wisconsin Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Jill Goodman in honor of Marci Alboher’s marriage to Jay Goldberg. Mazel Tov! Google Matching Gifts Program Shanita Gopie, Wheaton Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Robert Gordon Andrea Gorkin in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Eileen and Stefan Gorkin in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Russell Gorkin in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding Kristina Gould in honor of David Gould, I love him! Michael Graft Sarah and Tim Gravely Julie Greenberg and George Wyeth Scott Griebel in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Sheila Griffin Nicole M. Griffith Benjamin Grossman in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Richard Grossmann in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Emily Gu
Ralph A. Guerrero Cecilia Guillen Cheryl Gully Bryan Gunderson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Denis Halliwell in memory of Jeanne and Harriet Scott R. Haner in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Annie Hannafin in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Kamaal, Katrin and Sophie Haque June E. Hargrove Kenneth Harmon Sarah and Lucas Hartley in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Lois and Charlie Hauser Jennifer Hawkins Brandy Hays, Rice Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Robert and Kathleen Heffern Mike Heitmann in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Jacqueline Helmrick Kimberly Henderson Natalie C. Herald Lisa Herbert, Hamilton Posse 3 (Boston) Alumna Ivan Hernandez, Middlebury Posse 2 (New York) Alumnus Melyna Hernandez, DePauw Posse 7 (New York) Alumna Margarita Herrera, Carleton Posse 4 (Chicago) Alumna Sandra Herrera, Grinnell Posse 2 (Los Angeles) Alumna Kenneth Hickman in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Brooke Higgins Zachary Hill in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Diane and Steve Hirschhorn Elizabeth Hoffmann in honor of Rob and Becky Harles’ wedding Kanene Holder Jonathan Holloway in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Wendy and Steven Holtz in honor of Stuart Kruse Sherry Hong in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Pat and Verne Hoogheem in honor of Rob and Becky Harles’ wedding Elaine Hopkins in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Tanwina Hossain, Claremont McKenna Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Selena Hsu in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Pei Huang, Bowdoin Posse 5 (Boston) Alumnus Rawen Huang in support of Charles Edel’s run of the
Great Wall of China Marathon Elizabeth Huey in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Romero Huffstead, Denison Posse 4 (Chicago) Alumnus Kelly Hughes Katherine S. Hunter in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Andrea Hurst Sarah Ichioka in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Josephine Ilarraza, DePauw Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Edward Imbier Lee Imbriano in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Fran Inocencio Sandra A. Jacinto in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Amanda Jefferson Leticia Jenkins Naihomy Jerez, Wheaton Posse 5 (New York) Alumna Claudine Johnson, Bryn Mawr Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Leena and Loch Johnson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Wes Johnson in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Landon Jones, DePauw Posse 5 (Chicago) Alumnus Nicholas Joseph Junior Achievement of Georgia Anna Kaczmarek Nita Kalish-Klein and Allen Klein in honor of Charles Edel’s 30th birthday Geraldine Karnbach Jane and Erwin Kaufman Carol and Harry Keefe Richard Keller James R. Kennedy Jo Kent in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Kelly and John Kent in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Will Kersh Alicia Kershaw Kristina Kesler, DePauw Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Key Foundation Daniel Kilpatrick in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Chong Kim Sarah King, Carleton Posse 5 (Chicago) Alumna Linda and Howard Kirschbaum Andrew Klaber in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Frederick Klein in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon
Leslie and George Klein Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Justin Knapp in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Christopher Knight, Bowdoin Posse 4 (Boston) Alumnus Bianca Kofahl Jessica Korf in honor of Dr. Annadora V. Shirk’s ongoing commitment to education Jessica Korf in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sara Kramer in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden’s wedding Alice and Richard Krautsack Jennifer Krebs in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Andrew T. Kugler Hans Kullberg Dana Kupersmith in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Donald Kurson Li Huan Lai, Bryn Mawr Posse 2 (Boston) Alumna Janki Lalani Simone Wine and Michael Lamm in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Engy Lamour, Brandeis Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus Eddie Lange in honor of Robert Steiner’s work on the Posse Leadership Council C. Kampmann Lasater in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Miles Lasater in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Catherine and James Lathrop in honor of Rob and Becky Harles The League of Women for Community Service in honor of the Commonwealth’s first lady, Diane Patrick, who delivered the keynote address at our Women’s History Month celebration Gam Lee Zarina Lee Emin Lelic, Carleton Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumnus Peter Lemonier, Trinity Posse 3 (New York) Alumnus Edward J. Lesen Danielle Levin Joan and Murray Levin Limor Levy, Dickinson Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Natalie D. Levy Gregory LiCalzi Robyn M. Lingo in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Margaret Ross Link Douglas Linker in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon
Shirley S. Litt in honor of Stuart Kruse Helen Liu in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Adrian Lo, Middlebury Posse 7 (New York) Alumnus Allison Loecke in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Melody Meyer and John Logsdon in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sandy E. Logun in honor of Marci Alboher and Jay Goldberg’s wedding, lots of mazel tov! Erika Lopez, Wisconsin Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumna Barbara and Thomas Lowrey Eileene Lydon Cindy Lys, Carleton Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumna Alison Macmillan Larry Mahl in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon David Mahum Pierre Maitre Michelina Mantas Danny Marin, Vanderbilt Posse 14 (New York) Alumnus Ghimel Marin, Vanderbilt Posse 12 (New York) Alumna Melina Marmarelis in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Ramphis Marrero, Wisconsin Posse 2 (Chicago) Alumnus Karen Martin-Eliezer Claudia Martinez, Brandeis Posse 6 (New York) Alumna Mattel Children’s Foundation Anita M. Matthews Mark Maurer Joseph Mauro Jeremy May Kate McAdams in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon April McBroom Cary McClelland in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Eliza and Spencer McClelland in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Conor Thomas M. McCoy, DePauw Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus Margaret McDermott, DePauw Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumna Cynthia McIntosh Lesley McIntosh Carl S. McNair April M. McNeel Allan Joseph Medwick in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Dwayne and Lisa Meeks Liz and Scott Mendel Loyan Mensah Leila Merl Clarke A. Michalak
Diego Millan, Bowdoin Posse 5 (Boston) Alumnus Damian Miller Rebecca Miller in honor of Marci Alboher’s Walk for Love/ Wedding Samantha and Jason Milner Anand Mitra Jessica Moldovan in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Golnar Montazem Molly Moran in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Veronica Moreno Deborah L. Moriah in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Tammy Morreale in memory of baby Joey Adams Zainab Muzaffar, Vanderbilt Posse 8 (New York) Alumna Kathryn Myers Laura Myntti Avadhoot Naik Higor Nascimento Satyabrata Nayak Deidre-Ann Y. Nelson, Brandeis Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Emilie Nelson Erica Nelson in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Louis Nesbitt Raquel Nestorovski Amy Newkirk in memory of baby Joey Adams Tony Nguyen, Michigan Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumnus Diana Noriega, Wheaton Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Allan Novohatski, Babson Posse 2 (New York) Alumnus Max Nutkowitz in memory of baby Joey Adams Michelle O’Connor in honor of Michael LaSalle’s birthday Jennifer Orme Evan Osnos in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sharunda Chairse Owens, Wisconsin Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumna Ade Oyesanya, Jr. William Padamonsky in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Elyne Padmore Sarah A. Pagano Deborah Page Michelle Palumbo in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Stephen Pang Teo Paoletti in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Elizabeth Libby and Carey W. Parker Beverly and Todd Parkhurst Tina Parks, Denison Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Janique Parrott, Bryn Mawr Posse 4 (Boston) Alumna
Ellen and Scott Paseltiner Mario Pelaez and Einah Pelaez, Lehigh Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Paolo Pepe, Colby Posse 4 (New York) Alumnus Evonne M. Perez John Perkins Emily Toll and Stephen Pershing James Petsoulakis, Middlebury Posse 4 (New York) Alumnus Sarah Pilzer Angie Polanco, Colby Posse 3 (New York) Alumna Damien Poles, Bowdoin Posse 4 (Boston) Alumnus Katina Polites in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Dwight Porter W. Scott Porterfield Peter Powell in honor of Marci Alboher’s marriage to Jay Goldberg Arwasi Prempeh Ned Price in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon The Prudential Foundation Matching Gifts Program Emily Pryor Winton in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Quad/Graphics Simon Rabinovitch in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Arjun Raman, Bucknell Posse 1 (D.C.), Alumnus Daney Ramirez, Carleton Posse 5 (Chicago) Alumna Elias Rangel, Claremont Posse 2 (Los Angeles) Alumnus Nyran Rose Rasche in memory of baby Joey Adams Shareef Rashid, Lehigh Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Alexey Raskin Helene Redell in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Raymonda Reese, Carleton Posse 5 (Chicago) Alumna Evan Reiss in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Ace Relingado, DePauw Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus Morgane V. Richardson Hansi Rigney in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Kathleen Rigney in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Susan L. Robbins in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Alison Robertson in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Doug Robinson Kerry E. Rodgers Paolo Romero, DePauw Posse 3 (New York) Alumnus Garrett Rose Daniel B. Rosenbaum Rebecca Rosenthal
Dax-Devlon Ross in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Jonathan Roufaeal in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Jeffrey C. Rubenstein Thomas Ruggaber in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Jose L. Ruiz, Illinois Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumnus Brenda A. Russell in memory of baby Joey Adams Kristin M. Rylko Ginette Saimprevil, Bowdoin Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Erin Salamon Carlos Salcedo, Brandeis Posse 4 (New York) Alumnus Brian Salge in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon James M. Salge in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Andy Morris and Lynne Salkin Morris Pamela and Daniel Salzman Maria Sand in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Elizabeth Sarantos in memory of baby Joey Adams Andrew Schallmoser in memory of baby Joey Adams Gabrielle Scheibe Elizabeth and Sidney Schenkier Marty Scherr and Jeanne Connelly Eric Schiffer Tiffany Schiffner Joey Schilling Julie Schneider in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Kathleen and Rob Schnieders Stacy Schorr Lois and Jeffrey Schwartzberg in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Danny Shelton, DePauw Posse 7 (New York) Alumnus Andrew Shen, Carleton Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumnus Ronak Sheth, Denison Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumnus Yoko Shimomura in honor of Richard Grudzinski and Julie Bowden Apichai W. Shipper Jennifer Shulman in honor of Joany Fabry and her amazing Aspen home. With love and thanks, Jen. Heather Sibbison Steven H. Silber Daria Silvestro in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Mark and Marcia Simione Ian Simon in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Cory Sims, Wisconsin Posse 2 (Chicago) Alumnus Norman and Ellen Sinel Deryll Sitzes
Britt Skerianz Aaron Slater Lisa Slutz Derek and Lisa Smith Steve Smith Elizabeth Wilcox Snow and Lucian Snow Carla Snyder in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sonya K. Sobrian Amy Sodha in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Dinsmore Sohn T. Reginald Solomon in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Alexandra and Todd Solomon Beth Somerfield in honor of Julius Barbanel Danielle Sommer, Bowdoin Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Nancy and Kunal Soni Madora Soutter in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Elizabeth Specter in memory of Mr. Hodges Chris Spencer Ryan Spohn in memory of baby Joey Adams Amy Spurlock in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Anagha Sreenivasan in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Paris St. Clair, Dickinson Posse 5 (New York) Alumnus Jessica Starling, Grinnell Posse 2 (Los Angeles) Alumna Rebecca Sternthal and Andrew Schiffrin Polina Struits and Ron Tauscher Robynn Sturm in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Fekade Sergew and Kara Sulmasy Jourdan Sutton, DePauw Posse 5 (New York) Alumnus Amee P. Swarz Judith H. Swirbalus Dudney Sylla, Bowdoin Posse 5 (Boston) Alumnus Lauren Szot in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Stephanie Tam Donald Tansey Patricia R. Taranto in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon John Tarleton Michael Tarrant in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Michael E. Testani Chessie Thacher in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Sharon C. Theodoro in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Kency Theork, Bowdoin Posse 1 (Boston) Alumnus
Alex Thomas in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Denroy Thomas, Hamilton Posse 3 (Boston) Alumnus Laura Thonn in memory of baby Joey Adams Lyndon Thweatt Sonya V. Tinsley TisBest Charity Gift Cards Margaret Tomecko in memory of baby Joey Adams Jon and Elizabeth Tornquist Laura Torres, Grinnell Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Yanina and Pablo Torres, Lafayette Posse 2 (New York) Alumnus Rita Tran, Hamilton Posse 5 (Boston) Alumna Teresa Tsou Alan C. Tutzer Alexandra I. Tyler Tiffany Tyler, Carleton Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumna Samm Tyroler-Cooper in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Manuel Ugas Jan and Jon Uhlinger Angel Valle Amber Valverde, DePauw Posse 9 (New York) Alumna Susan VanGelder in support of Dave Salge’s run of the Marine Corps Marathon Francesco Vanni Molly Vannucci in support of Craig and Lorrie Weeks Aixa Velez, Wisconsin Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumna Roopa Venkateswaran Maxwell Victor, Bowdoin Posse 4 (Boston) Alumnus Eric Vos Janna Wagner in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Elizabeth Walczak, Hamilton Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Brandon Walker, Wisconsin Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumnus Devin Walker, Wisconsin Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumnus Akili Wallace PJ Wallace Charae Warner, Trinity Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Chon’tel Washington, Hamilton Posse 4 (Boston) Alumna Damian Washington, Middlebury Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Yazmin Watkins, Dickinson Posse 1 (Los Angeles) Alumna Cara J. Weatherspoon, Carleton Posse 2 (Chicago) Alumna Karen and Paul Wehner Michael Weinberg and Mary Rauen Linda and David Weingart Rebekah Weissburg Noreen and Howard Wernick Mary Ann and Robert Wetoska Darien Williams, Illinois Posse 3 (Chicago) Alumnus George Williams, Colby Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Mishkia Y. Williams
Jessy Williamson in honor of Becky Macey Barbara and Robert Wilneff Mark Wilson, Lehigh Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Thomas Witherspoon, Denison Posse 1 (Chicago) Alumnus Litsy Witkowski in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Ted and Alyssa Wittenstein in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Stephan Wolohojian Edward Wong in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon William Wong, Vanderbilt Posse 13 (New York) Alumnus Julie and Charlie Woo Molly Worthen in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Dishu Wu Shauri Wu Puong Fei Yeh in support of Charles Edel’s run of the Great Wall of China Marathon Vianna Zimbel Constance and William Zimmerman Vicki and Richard Zimny Haytham Zohny, Franklin & Marshall Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Javier Zorrilla
ACCESS Alphagraphics Trish and Chris Arnold The Associated Press Bank of America Foundation BlackRock, Inc. Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Q The Boston Foundation Catholic Law School CB Richard Ellis Citi Citizen Schools Inc. City Year Boston Comedy Central Cousins Properties Incorporated Deloitte Discovery Communications, LLC DJ PJ John C. Donohue Ernst & Young LLP Bev and Wade Fetzer Fiduciary Trust Company Michael Finley The Freshman Fifteen Gary and Patricia Wilson Fridley Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Goodwin Procter LLP Harman Center for the Arts Hill Holliday Kurt M. Hocker Howard University Richard and Priscilla Hunt Jackson Oats Shaw Corporate Real Estate, LLC Darlene and Gerald Jordan Kickass Cupcakes Kirkland & Ellis LLP Margaret L. Koster and Joseph L. Koerner Loyola Law School The McGraw-Hill Companies Mercury Luggage Mfg. Co. Barbara and Richard Metzler National Trust for Historic Preservation Nestlé Waters North America Inc. Donald W. Pieper PricewaterhouseCoopers Putnam Investments Ropes & Gray LLP The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University Simmons College STAPLES Center Foundation State Street Corporation Suffolk University Lynn and Mark Taylor Thomas A. Edison Middle School The Travelers Companies, Inc. Mary and Richard Wagley Erika Alvarez Werner and John Werner William Blair & Company The Yucaipa Companies
Making the Posse Promise Permanent In 2003, The Sallie Mae Fund offered The Posse Foundation a matching dollar-for-dollar endowment challenge of $5 million. On May 24, 2006, Posse met this challenge and a $10 million endowment was created. Only two months later, The Posse Foundation received a $10 million pledge from Tim and Sharon Ubben, doubling the size of the endowment to $20 million. This remarkable gift and their philanthropic spirit set the stage for continued giving, guaranteeing the future of The Posse Foundation. Endowment funds provide the necessary resources to help ensure Posse’s longevity and continued growth. With the guidance of the Posse Board of Directors and the dedication and commitment of its donors, Posse continues to grow its endowment, and make its promise of educational opportunity permanent for thousands of young people.
“As our institutional partners and individual supporters understand, Posse is an incredible investment opportunity. The return on this investment is a country and workforce better prepared to meet the distinct challenges of our complex society. Together we are making a positive difference that will only gain in significance as the number of Posse Alumni—our greatest asset—continues to grow.” Jeffrey Ubben Chair, THE POSSE FOUNDATION Founder and Managing Partner, ValueAct Capital
The New World Foundation in partnership with the NoVo Foundation
On May 20, The Posse Foundation welcomed
MTV Networks, represented by Chairman and
was emceed by 60 Minutes Correspondent
600 guests at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in
CEO Judy McGrath; Tiffany Schiffner, Ph.D.,
Lesley Stahl and New York Times Op-Ed
New York City to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
DePauw Posse 2 (New York) Alumna and
Columnist Bob Herbert made special remarks.
Leaders from the philanthropic, corporate,
Duke University psychology resident; Timothy
The evening’s finale was a musical performance
academic, and entertainment communities
Ubben, founding chairman of Posse Chicago,
by John Legend, six‑time Grammy winning
gathered to honor individuals and organizations
and retired founder and chairman of Lincoln
singer/songwriter. The 2009 Posse Gala broke
that have made extraordinary contributions
Capital Management, and DePauw University
its previous record, raising $2.2 million.
in the field of education. These honorees,
trustee; and Vanderbilt University, represented
recipients of the Posse Star Award, were
by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. The event
Garrett and Mary Moran Thomson Reuters and The Woodbridge Company Limited Laurie and Jeff Ubben
Sharon & Timothy H. Ubben and The Ubben Foundation
Bloomberg Steve and Gretchen Burke in honor of Damian Washington Evelyn & Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Family Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Christie and Anthony de Nicola DreamWorks Animation Michele Ganeless Kelly Granat and Susan Boland Pamela and George F. Hamel, Jr. Patricia and T. Kendall Hunt Barbara & Ted Janulis and Jane & Paul Shang J. Michael Lawrie (CEO Misys plc.) Steven Lefkowitz - CI Capital Partners LLC Karin and Philip Pead Susie Scher and Allison Grover Ali and Brad Singer
The first Posse Gala is held in New York City and honors 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl, Brandeis University President Dr. Jehuda Reinharz and Vanderbilt Posse 1 Alumna Shirley Collado.
Ahmed A. Alali & Jennifer E. Rusk, Bryn Mawr Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Anson & Debra Beard, Jr. and Family Nora & Jack Capers and Libby & Paul Quiner Credit Suisse The Dalton Family Foundation in honor of Nick Zeppos Feroz and Erica Dewan Laura and John Fisher Ken Fulk Design and Ken Fulk/Kurt Wooton Gartner Goldman, Sachs & Co. Niki & Joe Gregory and The Niki and Joe Gregory Charitable Foundation Barbara and Ira A. Lipman and Family and Guardsmark, LLC Noreen and Doug Herzog Karsch Capital Management LP Susan Lyne Judy McGrath & Mike Corbett Christina and James Minnis The Nielsen Company Pearson PricewaterhouseCoopers Marcia and Kevin Reilly Susan and Gene Shanks The Travelers Companies, Inc. Glen and Trish Tullman
Ambassadors ($5,000–$9,999) Kristin Allen BET Networks The College Board Anthony Collerton & Ryan Walker Comcast Corporation Jodie Emery Anne and William Farrell The Fox Group Steven Ganeless Grinnell College Grubman Indursky & Shire PC Denise and Eric Macey Connie and Bruce Macleod Rachel McPherson and Pat McMullan Timothy O’Hara Jim & Rosemary O’Neill Peter Risafi Sara Lee Corporation Tortora Sillcox Family Foundation Lisa and Mark Walsh Amy and John Weinberg
Suzanne and Michael L. Ainslie and The Ainslie Foundation, Inc. Daniel and Jaime Andriano Stefanie Lally-Ardrey and James Ardrey, Jr. Pamela and Brian Barefoot Robbie Oxnard Bent and David Bent Jake Bisenius Sarah Greenwood and Joe Bondi Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Pippa Cohen Lise Scott and D. Ronald Daniel Brittain and Steven Ezzes Erik Flannigan Eric J. Furda Jim George GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Matching Gifts Program Dale A. Glick Golf Digest Magazine David and Jennifer Graf Natalee Graham, Brandeis Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Lois Perelson-Gross and Stewart Gross in honor of Michael Ainslie Jean and John Hatfield David Hermer Kito Huggins, Vanderbilt Posse 3 (New York) Alumnus Nancy and Thomas Ireland Elizabeth Isacco Elaine and Robert Jachino Barbara and John Jay John S. Katzman Kimberly and Sean Klimczak Laura and Dale Kutnick Melissa Ivey-Lawton and Patrick Lawton
Al and Suzanne Lord Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust Roxanne and Rocco Martino James Mathews Richard McCarty The Edmond N. & Virginia H. Moriarty Foundation, Inc. J. D. Moriarty Lane Murchison Jonathan P. and Dorothy E. Nelson Robert Pittman Everol Richards and Vanessa Gallo, Vanderbilt Posse 8 (New York) Alumni Candace and Ethan Riegelhaupt Carole Robinson John Rohrs Rolling Stone Jane Rosenthal Charles Saunders Nancy and Norman Scher Mike and Jane Schoenfeld Sandra and Ronald Schutz Frank Sesno and Kathy Sanderson Marla E. Shatkin and Dr. Henry C. Margolis Steven M. Silver Katherine and Kurt Simon in honor of Brad Singer Henry and Susan Skelsey Marva Smalls Dr. Erica Spatz, Vanderbilt Posse 4 (New York) Alumna Marree and John Townsend Vanderbilt University Mary and Rajneesh Vig Cindy and Craig Wadler Elizabeth Cecil and David Wagner Jane and Jerry Williams Suzanne and John Willian Donna Winston Pamela and Guy Wisinski Nancy Friedman and Michael Zinn
Anonymous (2) Erin Ainslie Nurrani Alli, Lafayette Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Lenz C. Balan, Bowdoin Posse 1 (Boston) Alumnus Claudia and Bert Bial Frankie Cevallos, Rice Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Todd F. Bourell Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire Mr. and Mrs. James G. Carr Sienna Nancy Chambers, Middlebury Posse 5 (New York)Alumna Elizabeth and Jay Chandler Lisa Kim and Eunu Chun Shirley M. Collado, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Posse 1 (New York) Alumna Rasheim Donaldson, Lafayette Posse 1 (New York) Alumnus Chelsea Downs, Colby Posse 1 (New York) Alumna
Kelleigh Dulany Holly and Ed Eger Craig Felenstein Patricia and Peter Goldstein Eric Gorenstein, Vanderbilt Posse 6 (New York) Alumnus Sari Granat and Timothy Greensfelder Kirsten Hagen Ann Craig Hanson and John Hanson Karen Simpson and Robert E. Harvey Milton P. Higgins, III Alex Hill, Vanderbilt Posse 15 (New York) Alumnus Michael Kass Judy Kim Anthony Kontoleon Richard and Gabrielle Lesser Robert B. Levy & Bette Braun Stephanie Lofgren and Craig Stinebaugh Maura Madden and Rufus Tureen Martha and Arthur Mintzer Jane and Andrew Paine Diane and Deval L. Patrick Leslie Payson Anthony and Dorothy Petsoulakis Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Jennifer Porter Robert O. Preyer Rainbow Media Melissa Reyes, DePauw Posse 3 (New York) Alumna Mason Richards, Vanderbilt Posse (New York) Alumnus Joan and Thomas Sandlow Yinnette Sano, Bryn Mawr Posse 1 (Boston) Alumna Nancy and Nelson Schaenen Nancy and David Scher in honor of Susie Scher and her dedication to Posse Scott L. Scher Sylvia Siegel and Barry Weinstein Sabin and Beverley Streeter Erik Swart Alice J. Tenney Philanthropic Fund Amy Tully Lou and Dwight Walton Carol Wilson, Middlebury Posse 5 (New York) Alumna Paula Yepes, Middlebury Posse 1 (New York) Alumna
“When I found out that I was selected to receive the Posse Star Award I began to cry because this is the most important program in the world and the best honor my family and I will ever receive.” Tiffany Schiffner, Ph.D. DePauw Posse 2 (New York) Alumna Psychology Resident, Duke University 2009 Posse Star Award Recipient
Allyson and Matthew Bergman Carol and Harry Keefe James Petsoulakis, Middlebury Posse 4 (New York) Alumnus
THE POSSE FOUNDATION, INC. STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 2009
Assets Cash and cash equivalents Investments at market University fees and other receivables Pledges receivable, net Prepaid expenses and other assets Property and equipment, net Cash and cash equivalents - permanently restricted Total assets
Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred rent
Commitments Net assets (a) (b) Unrestricted
Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets
The accompanying notes on Page 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
THE POSSE FOUNDATION, INC. STATEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES For The YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 2009
2008 Permanently Restricted
Support and Revenue: Contribution and grants University fees Services fees In-Kind contributions
Fund-raising events, net of direct benefits to donors
Net assets released from restrictions (a)
Total Support and Revenue
Expenses: Program Services: Recruiting Services and training programs
Net assets–beginning of year
Net Assets–End of Year
Supporting Services: Management and general Fundraising Total Supporting Services
Total Expenses Change in Net Assets
The accompanying notes on Page 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
THE POSSE FOUNDATION, INC. STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS For the YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 Cash Flows From Operating Activities: Change in net assets
Adjustment to reconcile change in net assists to net cash (used) provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
Amortization of pledge discount
Permanently restricted contributions
Permanently restricted contributions
Realized (gain) loss on securities
Unrealized gain on securities
Changes in operating assets and liabilities: (increase) decrease in assets:
University fees and other receivables
Prepaid expenses and other assets
Increase in liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Net Cash Used by Operating Activities
Cash Flows From Investing Activities Purchase of investments Proceeds from sale of investments
Purchase of property and equipment
Collections of permanently restricted contributions
Net (Decrease) Increase In Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents–beginning of year
Net Cash (Used ) Provided by Financing Activities
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
Cash and cash equivalents–end of year
The accompanying notes on Page 45 are an integral part of these financial statements.
Notes to financial statements (a) Net Assets Posse’s financial statements have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Posse adheres to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. (b) Posse maintains its net assets under the following three classess: Unrestricted: represents resources available for support of Posse’s operations over which the Board of Directors (the “Board”) has discretionary control. Temporarily restricted: net assets resulting from contributions and other inflows of assets subject to donor-imposed stipulations that either expire by the passage of time or can be fulfilled and removed by actions of Posse pursuant to those stipulations. When such stipulations end or are fulfilled, such temporarily restricted net assets are reported in the statement of activities as net assets released from restrictions. Permanently restricted: net assets subject to donor-imposed stipulations that principal be maintained permanently by Posse, but the earnings of which are available and accounted for in unrestricted operations.
For a copy of the audited financial statements, contact: The Posse Foundation, Inc. 14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60 New York, NY 10005
national board of directors Chair
Jeffrey Ubben Founder and Managing Partner, ValueAct Capital
President + Founder
Deborah Bial The Posse Foundation
Anthony J. de Nicola Co-President, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Philip M. Pead President & CEO, Eclipsys Corporation; Chair, Posse Atlanta Advisory Board
Susie Scher Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Michael Ainslie Posse Chair Emeritus; Trustee, Vanderbilt University Anson M. Beard, Jr. Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley Eric Beckman Ares Management LLC; Chair, Posse Los Angeles Advisory Board Robbie Oxnard Bent Private Sector Alastair Borthwick Managing Director and Co-Head, Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Ronald Crutcher President, Wheaton College Hon. David N. Dinkins Professor, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University; 106th Mayor, City of New York Martin Frederic Evans Presiding Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Richard D. Fain Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Harold Ford, Jr. Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Service Michele Ganeless President, Comedy Central Kelly Granat Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital; Chair, Posse New York Advisory Board James S. Hoyte Fellow, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board Barbara Janulis Private Sector David G. Kabiller Founding Principal, AQR Capital Management, LLC Steven M. Lefkowitz President, CI Capital Partners Eric N. Macey Founder and Partner, Novack and Macey LLP; Chair, Posse Chicago Advisory Board Bruce Macleod CEO, Antares Real Estate Garrett Moran Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group Diane B. Patrick, Esq. Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP; First Lady of Massachusetts Paul J. Selian Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, State Street Corporation; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board Frank Sesno Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Director of Public Policy and Media Institute, George Washington University; Special Correspondent, CNN; Chair, Posse D.C. Advisory Board Eugene B. Shanks, Jr. Corporate Director, Private Sector; Trustee, Vanderbilt University Brad Singer Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery Communications David A. Thomas Professor, Harvard Business School Timothy H. Ubben Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago; Retired Founder and Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management; Trustee, DePauw University John D. Wiley Chancellor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
national board of advisors
Derek Bok 300th Anniversary University Professor, University President Emeritus, and Faculty Chair of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University William G. Bowen President Emeritus of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University Hon. Gaston Caperton President, College Board; Former Governor of West Virginia Joe Gregory Private Sector Bob Herbert Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères Gary Orfield Professor of Education, Law, Political Science, and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles; Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project Pamela Shriver Private Sector Harry Smith Anchor, The Early Show, CBS Lesley Stahl Correspondent, 60 Minutes
Patricia Arnold Trustee Emerita, Wheaton College Anthony J. Collerton Private Sector Wade Fetzer Retired Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Past Chairman and Current Member, University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors
atlanta advisory board Chair
Philip M. Pead President & CEO, Eclipsys Corporation Nilda Bueno DePauw University Posse (Chicago) Alumna Jack Capers Partner, King & Spalding LLP John L. Hatfield Private Sector Santa J. Ono Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Academic Affairs, Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology, Emory University; Chief Scientific Officer, iCo Therapeutics Inc. Carl E. Peoples Vice President, Private Wealth Management, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Jim Price Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, ExamWorks Roland Pritchett Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management Paul Quiner Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, McKesson Corporation
boston advisory board Chair
Paul J. Selian Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, State Street Corporation Lawson Prince Allen Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Certified AAMFT Therapist Ann Bain Trustee, Naples Children and Education Foundation Bill Bain Bain, Willard Companies; Trustee, Vanderbilt University; Trustee, Boston Children’s Hospital Trust; Trustee, Naples Children and Education Foundation Chris S. Crawford Vice President, Summit Partners James S. Hoyte Fellow, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University Margaret L. Koster Private Sector Chris Knight Bowdoin College Posse (Boston) Alumnus; Admissions Manager, Year Up Alec Macmillan Managing Director, Moody, Lynn & Co. Joseph Paresky Retired Senior Vice President, Thomas Cook Travel Paul T. Quistberg Chief Investment Officer, BofA Global Capital Management Catherine A. Saunders Managing Director, Head of North American Institutional Business, Putnam Investments Ngoc Dang Tran Bryn Mawr College Posse (Boston) Alumna; Paralegal, Boston Medical Center
chicago advisory board Chair
Eric N. Macey Founder and Partner, Novack and Macey LLP Rod Adams Greater Chicago Human Resource Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Kathleen Cantillon Director, External Communications, Exelon Celeste Center Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Vanessa Ferniza University of Wisconsin-Madison Posse (Chicago) Alumna; Account Executive/Strategic Positioning Planner, Thinkinc Patricia Wilson Fridley Private Sector Robert Harles Vice President, Social Media and Community, Sears Holdings Corporation T. Kendall Hunt Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, VASCO Data Security International, Inc. Gary Kirshenbaum President, James L. O’Brien Associates, Inc., Exclusive Agents for COFACE N.A. J. Stuart Kruse President, Kruse Asset Management Jon A. Levey Co-Founder, Director & Chief Lending Officer, GreenChoice Bank (I/O); Co-Founder, LEED AP Cindy L. Lys Carleton College Posse (Chicago) Alumna; Academic Advisor, University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program Richard Metzler Managing Partner, Trove Partners, LLC Alan Myers Vice President, Private Banking USA, Credit Suisse Ronald Schutz Senior Marketing Manager, The Cimarron Funds Peggi L. Sturm Vice President, Human Resources, Neuberger Berman Services LLC Mark Taylor Regional Director & Senior Vice President, Capital Group Private Client Services Erich Tengelsen Founding Partner, Chicago Trading Company Timothy H. Ubben Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago; Retired Founder and Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management; Trustee, DePauw University
d.c. advisory board Chair
Frank Sesno Professor of Media and Public Affairs and Director of Public Policy and Media Institute, George Washington University; Special Correspondent, CNN Bob Barrett Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Donella P. Brockington Vice President, Business Development, ACS, a Xerox Company Bonnie Cohen President, Bonnie Cohen and Associates; Former Undersecretary for Madeleine Albright William E. Cook, Jr. Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP Joan I. Fabry Architect Bryan Greene Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, HUD Iris Ioffreda Principal, Organizational Learning Associates Mauricio Leyva Lafayette College Posse (New York) Alumnus; Junior Professional Associate, World Bank Caroline H. Little CEO, Guardian News and Media, North America; Trustee, Grinnell College Walter Lohman Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP James Owen Mathews President, Healthy Companies International Michael S. Maurer Lawyer, Washington, D.C. Camille Riggs Mosley Vice President, Business Development, Lee, Hecht & Harrison Consulting; Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, US Tennis Association Carla L. Peterson Professor, Department of English, University of Maryland Thomas W. Rabaut Senior Advisor, Carlyle Group David M. Riley Vice President, Capital Research Group Bernardo Rojas Senior Vice President, Area Director Washington D.C., Citibank N.A. Lyndon Thweatt Bucknell University Posse (D.C.) Alumnus; Communications Specialist, Sodexo Lydia W. Thomas, Ph.D. Trustee, Noblis, Inc.
los angeles advisory board
new york advisory board
Eric Beckman Ares Management LLC
Brentt Baltimore Claremont McKenna College Posse (Los Angeles) Alumnus; Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse Anthony Choe Partner, Brentwood Associates Marc Cohen Senior Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Deborah Ruosch Conrad Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP David K. Henry Senior Vice President, US Bank Kurt Hocker Senior Vice President & Division Head, National Wholesale Banking Lee Hutter Vice President, JPMorgan Roger Lowenstein Founder and Executive Director, Los Angeles Leadership Academy Kenneth Moelis CEO, Moelis & Company Holding LLC Elias Rangel Claremont McKenna College Posse (Los Angeles) Alumnus; Asset Based Lending Portfolio Officer, Bank of the West Eric Schiffer CEO, 99¢ Only Stores Lisa A. Smith Principal, Gardner, Underwood & Bacon LLC Salvador Torres, Jr. Vice President, Morgan Stanley Fixed Income Rajneesh Vig Partner, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC Craig Wadler Managing Director, Credit Suisse Kevin M. Wernick Senior Managing Director, VerityPoint
miami advisory board
Thomas D. Avazian Senior Vice President and Regional Executive, Treasury, Trade and Liquidity Sales- Latin America and Canada, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Corporate Banking Anne Chwat Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Burger King Corporation Jason O. Colon Brandeis University Posse (New York) Alumnus; Algebra Teacher, Miami Beach Senior High Sabrina R. Ferris Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP Eleni Pryles Kalisch Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Joanna Grover-Watson Private Sector Jean-Pierre Trouillot Partner, KPMG, LLP
The lists above reflect elections and appointments to the board made through June 2010.
Kelly Granat Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital Jeffrey Ahl Associate Publisher, Golf Digest Anthony J. Collerton Private Sector Joe DePlasco Managing Director, Dan Klores Communications Charles Edel Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Yale University Kristen Fries Program Officer, Citi Foundation David Kranich Director, Credit Trading, Crédit Agricole CIB Nancy Mistretta Retired Partner, Russell Reynolds Watchen Nyanue DePauw University Posse (Chicago) Alumna; Marketing Coordinator, Comedy Central Kevin Reilly Partner, Transaction Support, Ernst & Young LLP Ethan Riegelhaupt Vice President, Speechwriting and Internal Communications, The New York Times Company Carlos G. Salcedo Brandeis University Posse (New York) Alumnus; Assistant Vice President, Equity Sales, Barclays Capital Jane Dawson Shang Private Sector Craig Weeks Managing Director, Citi; Trustee, Dickinson College
Deborah Bial, Ed.D., President + Founder Arielle Altman, Development Officer Rosalie Aponte, Employee Benefits Coordinator Joe Austin, Administrative Assistant Rosanna Aybar, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer Regina Bain, Director of Training + Evaluation Rico Blancaflor, National Director of Training + Site Development Jasmine A. Burems, Accounting Associate Susan E. Dalelio, Regional Vice President Vy Deal, Grants Accountant Matthew Fasciano, Chief Operating Officer Brian Fox, Posse Institute Director Melanie Gisin, Development Database Manager Shanita Naya Gopie, Assistant to the Vice President of Development Tsihai Hanson, Public Relations Associate Hal Hilliard, Design + Publications Manager Helen Katz, Vice President for Development Katherine Kinsman, Associate Director of Development Chastity Lord, Regional Vice President Lucia Mattox, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer Harry Mazarakis, Accounting Manager Natia McKnight, Receptionist Micia Mosely, Senior Training Specialist Richard Porter, Senior Training Specialist Alba Rodriguez, Senior Research Associate Linda M. Rodríguez, Director of Career + Alumni Programs Dax-Devlon Ross, Senior Training Specialist Rassan Salandy, Vice President for External Affairs Cheryl Tse, Assistant to the Regional Vice Presidents Damian Washington, Assistant to the President
Charisse Williams, Director Jacquie Forbes, Program Director Joshua Jefferies, Trainer Atira Henderson, Program Coordinator Shireen Millicans, Trainer Veronica Squires, Development Officer
Lamont Gordon, Director Melissa Arsenie, Program Coordinator Charles Allen, Career Program Manager Ileana Casellas-Katz, Trainer Nora Frias, Program Coordinator Augusta Irele, Trainer Larry Mahl, Senior Trainer Alethea Raybeck, Program Director Yinnette Sano, Senior Trainer Rita Tran, Assistant to the Director Barrie Tysko, Senior Development Officer
Dominique Jordan-Turner, Director Rudy Ash, Development Officer Jamilyn Bailey, Program Director Tangela Y. Blakely, Career Program Manager Dominique Davis, Trainer Crystal Gonzales, Career Program Manager Jessica Harless, Senior Trainer Hareem Khan, Program Coordinator Jennifer Leet, Senior Trainer Mareko Prior, Senior Trainer Maya Shastri, Senior Trainer Daniel Sílva-Alvarez, Trainer Jody M. Schostak, Assistant to the Director Thomas Witherspoon, Program Director
Posse Los Angeles
Tamara Y. Craver, Director Lester Alemán, Senior Trainer Jena Brown, Assistant to the Director Stephanie Champion, Trainer Rachel Lederman, Trainer Faith S. Nunley, Development Officer Maya Ramos, Program Director Amanda Sanchez, Program Coordinator Fred Joseph Sanchez, Senior Trainer Ricardo Sanchez Jr., Career Program Manager Silvestre Vallejo, Program Director Devin Walker, Trainer
Larissa Ramos, Director Stephanie Alvarez, Program Coordinator Gabe Gaskin, Trainer George Okrah, Program Director
Posse New York
Sasha A. McDowell, Director Olufunmilayo Adeyeye, Program Coordinator, Site 1 Ellen W. Adnopoz, Assistant to the Director Priscilla Araya, Program Director, Site 3 Brandon Delesline, Trainer, Site 1 Lance Dronkers, Senior Trainer, Site 2 Jenny Estevez, Program Coordinator, Site 2 Merete Fields, Trainer, Site 2 Antonio Mendez, Senior Trainer, Site 3 Leslyn T. Moore, Trainer, Site 1 Sara Nolfo, Career Program Manager Samantha Sculnick, Senior Trainer, Site 2 Philip Taylor, Trainer, Site 1 Tynesha Wright, Trainer, Site 2 Susie Zavala, Career Program Manager
S. Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Director Josh Christianson, Career Program Manager Rachel Goldman, Development Officer Robyn Lingo, Program Director May C. Naldo, Trainer Nina Otchere-Oduro, Trainer Joseph Peralta, Trainer LaToya Russell, Assistant to the Director Dave Salge, Trainer Latrice N. Willis, Program Coordinator
The lists above reflect staffing through June 2010.
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