In September of 2017, David Reznick Foundation met with the Posse Foundation at their District of Columbia office. This program is a national one where they utilize a special system in order to select college seniors and pair them with a university. The students who are first nominated by their high schools then go through a separate nominating process with the Posse program. The majority of these students mostly have been overlooked by top tier colleges or universities and the Posse's goal is to make them into the leaders of tomorrow. These 57 colleges and universities award the selected Posse students a 4 year scholarship to achieve their dreams.
"The Posse model 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. " Posse recruits Scholars in 10 cities with incredible stories and when they become alumni, they become leaders. Here are some of the most notable achievements and there are so many more.
Shirley Collado - was a member of the very first Posse at Vanderbilt University. She is now the first president of Ithaca College with Latina heritage.
Erica Spatz - cardiologist and professor at Yale whose work examines disparities across the healthcare system.
Koby Altman - Middlebury College graduate -- General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Second youngest manager every!
The partner institutions in the DC area are:
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of Rochester
University of Madison-Wisconsin
David Reznick's legacy, was to be able to mentor young adults those that had a passion. Teach them to become leaders. And, the Posse Foundation gives these scholars that opportunity. David Reznick Foundation awarded the Posse Foundation a five year grant to help support their assessment process and their pre-collegiate training. We are so proud to be able to contribute to this program.
DAVID REZNICK FOUNDATION