11th Annual Dream Big—A Celebration of Opportunity

October 21, 2021 @ 6:30PM — 10:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Enjoy cocktails, dinner, music, and an exciting silent auction while helping to ensure a promising future for our city’s youth.

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FUTURES AND OPTIONS 11th ANNUAL DREAM BIG—A CELEBRATION OF OPPORTUNITY


Thursday, October 21, 2021
VIP Reception 6:30 P.M. — 7:30 P.M.
Dream Big 7:30 P.M. — 10:30 P.M.

Futures and Options 11th Annual Dream Big – A Celebration of Opportunity will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at The Plaza Hotel. We are excited to present our 2021 Dream Big Awards and Dream Big Scholarships.

Our 2021 Dream Big Award will honor Rodney O. Martin, Jr., Chairman & 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 will also celebrate our high school seniors with our Barbara L. Christen and Patricia S. Machir college scholarships, rewarding our students' efforts and supporting their education and career aspirations.

We are thrilled to be back in person at The Plaza and invite you to join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and music with a raffle and silent auction, supporting Futures and Options' high-touch career-readiness programs and valuable internship experiences that help transform the lives of New York City's young people.

COVID Safety Note: The health and safety of all guests and those working is our top priority. All are required to show proof of full vaccination and additional action steps may be required. The actual number of guests will be determined based on October 2021 NYC guidelines. We will also be live streaming the evening’s Dream Big Award and Scholarship Presentations.

THANK YOU TO OUR DREAM BIG SPONSORS

Futures and Options is deeply grateful to our ongoing 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 & David Trucano




Dave Miller



The Stroock Partnership


Believer $10,000+




Anonymous





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+


Anonymous






Lisa Grushkin

Colleen Hsia

Michelle Hylton & Hugh Nelson


Rich Katz



Beth Friedman Lurie & Mark Lurie


Patty Machir


Priscilla & Daniel Pombo


Sarah & Robert Ramirez


Ryan Schneider

Alison & Benjamin Schrag

Gabriel Schwartz

Bettina Teodoro & Will Iwaschuk

Erin & Paul Teske



Michael Walsh


Nanar & Tony Yoseloff