Keith Mann promotes innovation in business through funding the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement. The goal of the award is to identify graduating high school students who will become the next generation of business leaders. The hope is that these students will become business leaders who will initiate cutting edge of business strategies and implement many business innovations.
Uncommon Schools benefits from Keith Mann’s generosity. Keith Mann is a philanthropist who provides the funding for a scholarship program at Uncommon Schools. Uncommon Schools opens and manages urban charter public schools. Currently, Uncommon Schools manages 44 public schools and serve 14,000 students in grades from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The schools are located in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
The challenge for the public schools is to elevate students’ academic achievement. The educational programs in Uncommon Schools attempts to help low-income students prepare for college and ultimately graduate from college. With a college degree, these students are prepared to succeed professionally. Keith Mann helps achieve this challenge through his scholarship program. The students, who apply for this scholarship, are asked to write a 1,000 word paper on how the academic achievement of a college degree will provide the basis for achieving professionally in adulthood. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors studying at the Uncommon Charter School in Brooklyn, New York. The winning scholarship provides the graduating senior with $5,000 in scholarship money towards college tuition.
Keith Mann has worked for 15 years identifying business employees with potential for becoming business leaders. He strives to identify excellence in business potential, and he pairs these individuals with companies that are in need of business leaders. Keith Mann is a dynamic businessman who specializes in hiring strategies and hedge fund compensation. In 2002, he began the Alternative Investment Practice, which is within the Dynamic Executive Search. Between 2006 and 2009, Mann expanded the business and established Dynamics Search Partners (DSP). Currently, he manages DSP, which works with firms to identify excellence in business performance of potential employees throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.