Infor is the first corporation to become a founding sponsor of this new initiative, donating an initial $100,000. Vassar College is the first institution to partner with the foundation to enroll specialized Veterans Posses.
"The Posse program has a proven track record of sending teams of high school graduates to great universities and helping them succeed by forming reinforcing support groups. Extending this concept to veterans is a great idea," says Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. "In appreciation for their service, Infor is proud to be a founding sponsor of this new initiative to help veterans obtain college degrees."
Using its unique recruitment method, The Posse Foundation will each year identify, recruit and train multicultural teams-Posses-of 10 veterans and send them to selective four-year institutions of higher education. Each Veterans Posse Scholar will attend college tuition free and receive support through to graduation.
"Providing the opportunity for a top-rate college education for men and women who have served our country in the military is critical," says Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial. "Posse is tremendously grateful to Vassar for signing on as the first college partner and to Infor for their leadership in supporting this incredibly important investment in our nation's future leaders."
The Posse Foundation's ultimate goal to develop a new kind of national leadership network, one that is truly diverse and better able to reflect the voices of all Americans. Posse recognizes the immense value that veterans can bring to selective institutions of higher education, to the workforce and to the establishment of this diverse network of leaders.
Find out more at The Posse Foundation.