Keith Mann, entrepreneur and philanthropist, has established a new fund built around one his favorite subjects, education. Both Keith and his wife Keely are advocates of obtaining a college education, so this year they are partnering with Uncommon Schools and have established the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement.
Uncommon Schools is a system of charter public schools that prepare and educate students from K-12 grades. Their goal is to assist low-income students and prepare them to attend and graduate from college, which strengthens the community. There are 44 schools in three states, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, and they educate over 14,000 students. Keith Mann sees this as an excellent chance to pay-it-forward by offering a scholarship to one graduating student a year.
Any student who is graduating is welcome to apply for the scholarship of $5,000 towards their college tuition. An applicant must write a 1,000-word essay on why they believe that a college education would benefit their career. February is the deadline, and the winner is announced in March. This is an amazing opportunity that Mr. Mann has made available, and he hopes that other entrepreneurs will follow his example.
Keith Mann is founder and CEO of Dynamics Executive Search, which he began in 2001. He has been a leader in the executive search industry for over 15 years, and every year he increases his business. In 2002, he instituted the Alternative Investment Practice, which involved the hedge fund industry. Keith Mann recognized that this was a growing market for the search community.
In 2006, his business grew to include the private equity industry, and in 2009, Mr. Mann developed Dynamics Search Partners, which is a stellar executive search firm that focuses on supplying executive personnel for alternative investment agencies. Keith is hands-on, so he maintains and manages the daily business. He is not one to sit back and observe, which is displayed by the growth of DSP. Now that he is excelling, the students will benefit from the scholarships, and. Mr. Mann sees this as a win-win situation.