Celtics, Old Mutual Visit Posse Foundation Students
BOSTON (March 22, 2011) – Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green joined team President Rich Gotham and Old Mutual Asset Management CEO Peter Bain for a panel discussion for students from the Posse Foundation today. The discussion focused on the importance of leadership and teamwork in life and business.
“It was very rewarding speaking with these students today,” Green said. “Posse is a great program giving kids a chance to achieve their goals of getting a college education, and I was honored to be able to meet with them all.”
Posse is one of the most comprehensive and renowned college access and youth leadership development programs in the United States. Since its founding in 1989, Posse has identified, recruited and trained 3,638 public high school students with extraordinary leadership and academic potential to become Posse Scholars. These students, many of whom might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes, receive four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities, where they attend in teams, or Posses. Most importantly, Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers.
“The Celtics are proud to team up with Old Mutual Asset Management for such a worthy cause,” Celtics President Rich Gotham said. “We hope that this refurbished work room will help future students as they continue their education beyond high school.” "It is truly an honor to partner with the Celtics to support the Posse Foundation's mission to give public high school students the opportunity to achieve their dreams," CEO of OMAM Peter Bain said. "Education is one of the most important aspects of building future leaders for our community and Old Mutual is proud to lend its support to those efforts."
“We are so grateful to the Celtics and Old Mutual Asset Management,” Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial said. “Their support of Posse is a testament to how committed both these organizations are to educational equity and diversity.”