Thank You for Dreaming Big with Us!
Alex Gialanella, Paul Wasinger, and Jeannine Ali accept Morgan Stanley's 2016 Dream Big Award.
Photo courtesy of Lily Kesselman Photography
On Tuesday, October 18th, Futures and Options held its 6th Annual Dream Big – A Celebration of Opportunity, at 583 Park Avenue, with unprecedented success! Thank you to all of our generous supporters who helped us raise over $920,000 for our career and college readiness programs!
Futures and Options presented its 2016 Dream Big Awards to Morgan Stanley and Thane Carlston and Bill Derrough of Moelis & Company to recognize their contributions and support for young people who aspire to be productive contributors to our workforce and community.
Alex Gialanella, Morgan Stanley Executive Director and Professor of Economics and Finance at Fordham University, accepted the award on behalf of Morgan Stanley, saying, "I want to use this as a call to action: we're fortunate to be in the presence of leaders from all over the city and across industries tonight. If you don't already host Futures and Options interns in your office, consider doing so."
Dream Big also 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 Scholarship was awarded to Ryan Foo from The Bronx High School of Science. Ryan who is eager to pursue a career in law says, "Over the summer, I worked as a Futures and Options intern at Kenneth Gilbert Law, a small law firm in Harlem, where I helped provide legal assistance to underprivileged minorities in the local community … These experiences strengthened my passion for law and my desire to make a true difference within the community."
The IPG Mediabrands Scholarship and Internship, sponsored by IPG Mediabrands for students interested in careers in media and advertising, was awarded to Melanie Beltran from Bronx High School for Law and Community Service. Melanie's dream is "to attend college in New York City and study marketing, public relations or communications."
We are so very proud of our students, who are motivated and determined to achieve their goals. The value of early work experience is immeasurable, and when businesses partner with Futures and Options to provide opportunities for young people, everyone truly benefits.
Thank you to our 2016 Dream Big honorees, Board of Directors, Dream Big Co-Chair Committee, sponsors, supporters and students for making this year's Dream Big a tremendous success!
THANK YOU TO OUR DREAM BIG SPONSORS
Futures and Options is deeply grateful to our ongoing 2016
Dream Big corporate and individual sponsors for their generous support of our career development program for New York City's underserved youth.
CHAMPION - 25,000+
Stephen and Stephanie Hessler
Margaret "Peggy" Hill
OPTIMIST - $15,000+
The Carlston Family
The Derrough-Salas Family
Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Latham & Watkins LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Jennifer and Jason New
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
BELIEVER - $10,000+
Alvarez & Marsal
Bulldog Ventures, Ltd
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Matthew A. Doheny and Dennis M. Lafferty
Ned and Debby Flynn
Hawkeye Capital Management, LLC
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Moelis & Company
Robert and Eileen O'Leary
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Roopesh and Allison Shah
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Tim and Mary Walsh
Paul Wasinger and Debra Regan
DREAMER - $5,000+
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Brown Rudnick LLP
Campbell Brown and Dan Senor
Jerry and Louise Faust
Filsinger Energy Partners
Julie and Stephen Fox
Joele Frank and Laurence Klurfeld
The Herbert & Sarah M. Gibor Charitable Foundation
GoldenTree Asset Management
Stephen and Lynne Goldstein
Lisa A. Grushkin
Dave and Jen Johnston
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP
Courtney Leimkuhler and Charles de Segundo
Edward W. Machir
Robert S. "Steve" and Jill Miller
Millstein & Co.
Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz
Erin Murphy and Sean Connolly
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Efrem and Frederica Sigel
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
The Teske Family
TPG Specialty Lending
Vinson & Elkins LLP