New York City has thousands of entrepreneurs in every area of business, but what makes Keith Mann stand out from the rest is his heart for the next generation. Keith and his wife Keely have joined with Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn to help low-income students, along with growing his company, Dynamic Search Partners.
Mt. Mann is an expert in hedge fund compensation and hiring strategies that are needed in the premier executive search industry. DSP is now an international hedge fund and alternative investments company with offices in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
DSP was founded in NYC in 2000, and in 16 years has grown exponentially, and it is known to have the largest database in the U.S.
Over a decade ago, Mann led the financial community to accumulate $20,000 for Uncommon Schools in order to open a second school in Brooklyn. Mann held a fund-raising event in the Standard Hotel Beer Garden, and the fund was an overwhelming success. The school system had already opened schools in two other states, Massachusetts and New Jersey, and they too were expanding.
Keith Mann and his DSP partners donated $10,000 for the school to use in national testing. This gift supplied the funds for every student to take the AP and PSAT test for registration, and it, too, was a complete success.
As a generous philanthropist, in 2015, Keith and Keely started a college scholarship fund for the Uncommon School students in Brooklyn. Every year, the graduating students are able to apply for the $5,000 scholarship towards college.
In order to apply, each student must write a 1,000-word essay on how a college education would help their career. These are students who otherwise would not get the opportunity to go to college. This is a fantastic opportunity for these students, and Mann encourages other businessmen to do the same. Keith and Keely Mann see that the education of the next generation is vitally important to the United States, and they will continue to support Uncommon Schools as their niche in society.