Dream Big

A Celebration of Opportunity

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who helped make our 9th Annual Dream Big - A Celebration of Opportunity a huge success! Futures and Options raised over $1.5 million to support its career development programming. More than 500 people celebrated with Futures and Options at The Plaza Hotel on Thursday, October 24th. 

Futures and Options presented its 2019 Dream Big Award to both Dave Miller, Partner, Head of U.S. Restructuring with Elliott, and Charles Phillips, Chairman of Infor's Board of Directors, in recognition of their contributions to and investment in building the workforce of tomorrow. 

Dream Big celebrates and recognizes Futures and Options' students. Each year, we award college scholarships to high school seniors through a competitive application and selection process. This year, the Barbara L. Christen College Scholarships was awarded to Modou Sissoho. Finalists Vasuki Gaba and Sheyra Perez received Book Awards. 

Congratulations to Dave Miller, Charles Phillips, and our scholarship recipients, and thank you to our supporters for your generosity!


Modou Sissoho (L) Barbara L. Christen Scholar, Patty Machir, and Vasuki Gaba (R) Barbara L. Christen Scholarship Finalist.


Futures and Options is deeply grateful to our ongoing 2019 Dream Big corporate and individual sponsors for their generous support of our career development program for New York City's underserved youth. 

Luminary $100,000+

The Rosenkranz Foundation


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Visionary $50,000+

Stephanie & Steve Hessler

Dave Miller

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Karen & Charles Phillips

Champion $25,000+

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

Jennifer & Jason New

Ropes & Gray 

Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Optimist $15,000+


Jennifer & Thane Carlston

Dechert LLP 

Houlihan Lokey


Prime Clerk 

Debra Regan & Paul Wasinger

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

WilmerHale LLP

Believer $10,000+

Alvarez & Marsal North America, LLC

Cathy Bendert

Anne Benedict 

Birch Lake Associates LLC 

Centerview Partners 

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Caroline Cruise

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton


FTI Consulting 

The Herbert and Sarah M. Gibor Charitable Foundation 

Lynne & Steve Goldstein 

Guggenheim Partners 

Colleen Hsia 

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Grimmer Katcher

Jennifer & David Johnston 

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. 

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

M-III Partners LP

Milbank LLP

Navigant Consulting

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Hildy & Marc Sheinbaum 

Allison & Roopesh Shah 

Frederica & Efrem Sigel

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

White & Case LLP

Lori & Paul Zemsky

Dreamer $5,000+

Angelo Gordon Co. 


Blue Torch Capital 

Bracewell LLP

Bridge Capital Management 

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Chilmark Partners 

Diameter Capital Partners

DLA Piper 

Ducera Partners 

Filsinger Energy Partners

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deinger

Susan Egbert-Gilroy & Tony Gilroy

Krisztina Geosits

Goldman Sachs 

Lisa A. Grushkin

King Street Capital 

Patty Machir 

Marble Ridge Capital LP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Alexandra Munroe 

Perella Weinberg Partners

Edward Machir—PwC

Rothschild & Co. 

Alison & Ben Schrag

Teneo Capital 

Erin & Paul Teske

Vinson & Elkins LLP


Brooklyn Nets


City Winery 

CPS Events at The Plaza

Flatiron Room 


Goodnight Group, LLC

Michael Jacobs 

Jersey Street Productions 

Jonny Lennon

Patrick Machir 

Daniel Magliocco

Melissa Joy Manning

Jason New 

NY Jets

NY Philharmonic

Nitehawk Cinema 

The Patchler

Rent the Runway

Scribner's Catskill Lodge 

Soul Cycle

Sweetwater Social 

TAO Group Downtown 


Woodstock Chimes

For more information, please contact Denise Shearer or call 646.918.5140.

Futures and Options is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 13-4063658). Your contribution in excess of $210 per ticket is considered tax-deductible.

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

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