Keith Mann is a philanthropist and a highly respected businessman. He has been working at finding executives for various companies for over a decade. The company that he founded, Dynamics Search Partners, was started in 2001. For that year, the company was solely concentrating on identifying executives for companies in every industry. In 2002, Mann thought it might be a good idea to narrow their client base. He saw a big opening in private equity and hedge funds. Keith Mann realized that there was not anyone else that was helping these firms to identify potential executives.
Keith Mann jumped into this and in the past 15 years, DSP has successfully match 2 thousand individuals to firms. They are also known for having one of the largest databases of executives and firms in the world. Because of this list, DSP is able to operate globally and currently they are concentrating on North America, Asia and Europe.
Keith Mann has also been heavily involved in philanthropy and advocated for better educational opportunities, especially for low income students. This is one reason that Mann chose to get involved at Uncommon Charter High School, according to Business Wire. Keith Mann decided to start a scholarship fund at the low income school so that at least one student would have the funds that they needed in order to get a 4 year college degree.
The Scholarship is for 5 thousand dollars and any graduating senior is allowed to apply. The application requires a 1 thousand word essay that explains how a college degree would allow them to achieve their future professional goals.
The article from Business Wire explains that the goal of Uncommon Charter schools is to allow low income students to have the same level of education has high income students. They believe strongly that this will change the dynamics of poverty and race and it will also allow people to escape the claws the teeth of poverty and crime. The Uncommon School system now has 44 charter public schools in the northeastern United States area.