12th Annual A Toast To Brighter Futures

May 20, 2021 @ 6:30PM — 8:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Futures and Options' Junior Board presents our 12th Annual A Toast To Brighter Futures and second annual virtual Trivia Night—an exciting night of competitive trivia to benefit the Barbara L. Christen Scholarship!

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Futures and Options Junior Board invites you to our 12th Annual A Toast To Brighter Futures benefiting the Barbara L. Christen Scholarship Fund. For the second year in a row, we're hosting a virtual trivia night and are excited to host you for an evening of competitive questions and a generous $1,000 cash prize for the top-scoring team!

Gather your friends or family into a team (maximum is eight persons) for a few rounds of trivia! This year we're also excited to offer a Silent Auction component to the evening. You can access our bidding platform here and start your bids on items like private tours of CitiField, sports memorabilia, and jewelry, on May 13th until the auction closes on May 21st.

The Barbara L. Christen Scholarship Fund—named in honor of our founder—rewards exemplary Futures and Options students on their way to college. These students embody the hallmarks of a Futures and Options student: professionalism, leadership, teamwork, communication, integrity, and an interest in exploring careers.

Our students come from low-income families, which makes paying for college a challenge. Since 2012, we have awarded more than $80,000 in college scholarships to students who attended schools such as Boston University, College of the Holy Cross, Harvey Mudd College, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

Join us in our mission to support our students as they pursue their college dreams!

We're looking forward to hosting you and having a competitive evening of trivia! If you have any questions about the night, please email Nell Schwed at nschwed@futuresandoptions.org or call 646-880-6694.

For more information about our programs and our latest financial report, please contact us or the NYS Charities Bureau at 212-416-8401 or through their website.


Futures and Options is deeply grateful to our ongoing 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


Will Iwaschuk

John Thompson