New York Philanthropist Keith Mann Sets His Sights On Promoting Higher Education
As the founder of Dynamic Search Partners, Keith Mann has been working to pair top talent with prominent hedge fund and private equity firms since 2009. His experience in the recruiting industry, however, extends back 16 years and has earned him a reputation as a leading expert in recruiting and staffing for the investment world. As a philanthropist, he showed support for the NYPD last year amid protests centered on police practices. It comes as no surprise then that Mann has extended his altruistic spirit and focused his skills on low-income students who desire to attend college. This has resulted in the establishment of the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement.
The scholarship aims to support students educated at Uncommon Schools, who are often faced with economic hardships, in their quest for a college education with a focus in business. The Scholarship award is a natural evolution of Mann’s ongoing work with Uncommon Schools, which works to eliminate the numerous problems that often prevent students from furthering their education. Although based in New York, these charter schools are located in various urban areas of Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. With the ability to touch so many youthful people, Mann has championed Uncommon Schools and now makes it possible for one graduating student per year, based on the newest school in Brooklyn, the opportunity to earn a $5,000 prize to put towards college education via a competition in which students must write a 1,000-word essay.
Keith Mann has displayed his eagerness to contribute to the community by quickly establishing the scholarship; as of this past March, one student has already been selected as the recipient. With the creation of this scholarship, it is doubtless Mann’s generosity will have a lasting impact, hopefully resulting in a new generation of young business professionals.