SEO Celebrates 50 Years of
Matching Talent with Opportunity
Since 1963, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity has made a lifetime of achievement possible for 10,000 talented young people from underserved and underrepresented communities.
Thank You to Our 50th Anniversary Sponsors
A Letter from Our Founder
When I started Sponsors for Educational Opportunity in 1963, my intention was to open up opportunities for young people in underserved communities. I envisioned a day when they could become forceful and effective leaders in business, government and philanthropy. Never did I expect SEO to become an organization with over 10,000 alumni operating programs in New York, Washington DC, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Beijing, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City.
Some of our alumni have become investment bankers, lawyers, elected officials and entrepreneurs in addition to many other professions. All have made a commitment to improve opportunities for others, and of that I am most proud. SEO would not be where it is today, in countries around the world, without our alumni, donors and supporters. I thank you for your continued support.
I still look forward to a time when ambition and intelligence–not zip codes or skin color–will determine who succeeds in America. Until then, I trust that SEO will continue to open doors for deserving young people, and that those whose lives have been touched by SEO will continue to light a pathway of success for others.
Michael Osheowitz, SEO Founder & Chairman Emeritus