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A Toast to Brighter Futures 2021

Junior Board's 12th Annual A Toast To Brighter Futures

Futures and Options Junior Board hosted their 12th Annual A Toast To Brighter Futures benefiting the Dream Big Scholarships on May 20th, 2021. 

Futures and Options awards college scholarships to exemplary high school seniors who have participated in Career Essentials, the Internship Program, and/or the Externship Experience. The Dream Big Scholarship panel, comprised of Futures and Options Board and Advisory Council members, Junior Board members, staff, and alumni, seeks to honor young people who embody the six hallmarks of a Futures and Options student: communication, integrity, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and an interest in exploring careers.

These college scholarships are named in honor of our founder, Dr. Barbara L. Christen, and former Executive Director Patricia S. Machir. Since 2012, Futures and Options has awarded more than $88,000 in college scholarships.


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

Genius $5,000+

Stephanie & Steve Hessler

Colleen Hsia

Jennifer & Jason New

Quick Wit $2,500+

Bonnie Kong

Allison & Roopesh Shah

Lori & Paul Zemsky

Smart Cookie $1,000+

Melissa Francis & Wray Thorn

Michelle Hylton & Hugh Nelson

Patty Machir


William Iwaschuk

John Thompson

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