The College has received a $1 million gift from Carol Feinberg ’49 to support its Posse Scholars program. The gift will provide financial aid to future Posse Scholars through the Carol Jaffa Feinberg ’49 Posse Scholarship Fund.
Posse Scholars are chosen for their academic and leadership potential by the national Posse Foundation and admitted to a select group of private colleges and universities that provide full scholarships along with strong mentoring and support. Since 2009, when its first Posse Scholars arrived on campus, Connecticut College has enrolled 65 Posse students from the Chicago area, including 10 who arrived in August as members of the Class of 2018.
“We are deeply grateful for Carol’s enthusiastic and enduring commitment to the College and to our Posse Scholars,” said President Katherine Bergeron. “This generous gift ensures that we will enjoy the presence of the Posse program — and the dynamic student leaders it brings to our campus — for many years to come.”
An avid art collector, Carol Feinberg is the wife of the late Maurice Feinberg, former president of Monsieur Henri Wines. She marked the 65th anniversary of her Connecticut College graduation by attending Bergeron’s Inauguration in April, where she was pleased to meet with Posse Scholars Amanda Crawford ’14 and Jocelyn Reaves ’15.
“In the years since Connecticut College, I’ve realized what a rich education I had there. My children and I are thrilled and supportive of this gift to enhance the Posse Scholars program,” said Feinberg.