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Dream Big

A Celebration of Opportunity

Thank you to all of our donors, business partners, students and friends who helped us celebrate our 11th Annual Dream Big—A Celebration of Opportunity. With your support, we raised more than $1.8 million, a record-breaking amount for Futures and Options! 

Our 2021 Dream Big Award honored Rodney O. Martin, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Voya, and Kristopher M. Hansen, Partner and Chair of the Financial Restructuring Group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, recognizing their tremendous contributions to community service, youth mentoring, and development of youth career opportunities and pipelines.

We also celebrated our high school seniors with our Dream  Big Scholarships. German Ortega (right), our Barbara L. Christen Scholar, Rahi Mitra (center), our Patricia S. Machir Scholar, and our Dream Big Scholarship Finalists Aleandra Enoe and Arefa Rahman (left), rewarding our students' efforts and supporting their education and career aspirations.

Because of your tremendous support, we can continue to offer and expand our transformative career exploration and readiness programming, mentorship opportunities, and paid internships to New York City's talented youth.


Futures and Options is deeply grateful to our 2021 Dream Big corporate and individual sponsors for their generous support of our career development program for New York City's underserved youth.  

Visionary $50,000+

Stephanie & Steve Hessler

Champion $25,000+

Jennifer & Jason New

Lori & Paul Zemsky

Optimist $15,000+

Cathy & Tom Bendert

Debra Fierro & Dave Trucano

Dave Miller

The Stroock Partnership

Believer $10,000+


Allan Brilliant

Bulldog Ventures, Ltd.

Jennifer & Thane Carlston

Melissa Francis & Wray Thorn

Alyssa & Steven Gendal

The Herbert and Sarah M. Gibor Charitable Foundation

Lynne & Stephen Goldstein

Jennifer & David Johnston

Claire Laudone & W. Greg Thonsen

Veera & Chitrang Purani

Kate Nadolny Settle & Matt Settle

Roopesh Shah

Frederica & Efrem Sigel

Dreamer $5,000+

Lisa Grushkin

Colleen Hsia

Michelle Hylton & Hugh Nelson

Rich Katz

Beth Friedman Lurie & Mark Lurie

Patty Machir

Priscilla & Dan Pombo

Sarah & Robert Ramirez

Ryan Schneider

Alison & Benjamin Schrag

Gabriel Schwartz

Bettina Teodoro & Will Iwaschuk

Erin & Paul Teske

Michael Walsh

Nanar & Tony Yoseloff

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Futures and Options is a nonprofit career development and paid internship program for New York City youth.

120 Broadway, Suite 1019. New York, NY 10271. 212-601-0002.