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Futures and Options empowers New York City’s underserved youth to explore careers and guides them to further their education and become productive citizens.



College of Staten Island, Brooklyn College Academy

James Madison High School



Letter of Gratitude


Our Business Partnerships


What We Do and Why


Strategic Partners


Our Youth and Our Impact


College Bound Seniors


Pathways to Preparedness


Aspiring to Higher Education


Pathways to Possibilities


Our Financials


Pathways to Confidence



Pathways to Networking

The Barbara L. Christen Founder’s Circle


Pathways to Success


Board & Staff

AWAE ELNAW Fort Hamilton High School 4

Dear Friends, Futures and Options carves out paths for New York City’s underserved teens to learn essential work-readiness skills, explore the professional world, expand their education, and launch careers. Since our inception in 1995, our development programs have helped more than 6,000 young people – who face challenging circumstances in their lives – chart new terrains, overcome seemingly impossible roadblocks, and go further than they imagined was possible. But we do not accomplish this on our own. We offer our heartfelt gratitude to those who assist our young men and women as they navigate their paths to promising futures. This year, we are thankful to: 188 public, private, and nonprofit businesses for providing our students with meaningful work experience through our Internship Program and the many intern supervisors, for guiding and inspiring them along the way

24 Board members for believing deeply in our mission, investing generously in the organization, and giving time and support to our teens on their paths to higher education and careers

27 businesses for inviting our students to explore their work environments, to be curious about career paths, to ask questions, and to learn what it takes to be successful at their companies

Our extraordinary staff members for their dedication to our students and our high quality programs, ensuring that we provide our youth with effective training for the work world and needed exposure career paths

More than 500 dedicated volunteers, who are mentors, mock interviewers, Create-A-Company judges, and career panelists, for connecting our youth to successful professionals and the beginnings of a professional networkl professionals

Our wonderful donors for generously and loyally supporting Futures and Options and its vision to prepare New York City youth to be productive and contributing members of our community and the 21st Century global economy

No matter your connection to Futures and Options, we greatly value your contributions. Your support allows us to transform the lives of young people across New York City, and we could not be more thankful to have you at our side. So, where to next? Given that New York City has the lowest percentage of working teens among the nation’s 20 largest cities, our resolve to reach more youth remains steadfast. In FY2016, we served 728 young people. This coming year, we are forging ways to further our mission and deepen our impact on young people’s aspirations and accomplishments. More than 400 youth will work as interns, 170 middle and high school students will participate in Career Essentials, Bridge To Work will give 20 high school students the chance to give back as volunteers, our College Guidance Initiative, High School Success Program and College Success Program will support over 200 students in their quest for higher education and careers. Additionally, we will share our career development expertise with schools and nonprofits, expanding our impact beyond our doors. We look forward to your continued support of efforts and vision for our City’s youth. The future is in our hands. With our most sincere thanks,

STEPHEN E. HESSLER Chairman, Board of Directors

PATRICIA S. MACHIR Executive Director


WHAT WE DO AND WHY Futures and Options believes that all young people deserve a chance to achieve their potential in life and a career, and that New York City needs a diverse and prepared workforce. To this end, Futures and Options partners with the business community to provide transformative work and learning opportunities to motivated young people who lack the skills, knowledge, and access needed to be prepared for and succeed in the world of work. How do we do it?

Why do we do it this way?

– By teaching valuable professional and life skills in engaging workshops

– To provide opportunities for young people to acquire and practice essential work and life skills

– By partnering with businesses and professionals to provide actual paid jobs, in addition to career exploration, mentoring, and networking opportunities

– To push them in ways that shift their conceptions of themselves, what they can do, what others should expect of them, and what they should expect of themselves

– By supporting young people and employers while they work

– To enable them experience firsthand the dignity and responsibility of work

– By learning and understanding what businesses need from the workforce

– To prepare them to be competitive in the labor market and meet the diverse needs of the business community

– By training other professionals to deliver high quality career development programs

– Because early work experience has a proven positive impact on a young person’s long term career and income trajectory



Career Essentials provides work-readiness training and career exploration to middle and high school students. Students attend weekly workshops on topics including interview skills, time-management, and resume writing, and go on career exploration field trips to different companies for a first-hand look at the working world.

The College Guidance Initiative offers group workshops to prepare high school students for the college application and selection process. One-on-one assistance with college and financial aid applications is also provided.

The Internship Program provides paid, mentored internships and career-readiness workshops to teens 16-19 years old. Students acquire hands-on work experience, gain entry to small businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and multinational corporations and earn needed money.

High School Success Program is open to high school alumni who have participated in Career Essentials and the Internship Program. Students continue to build their networks while maintaining their work-readiness skills through career development workshops and events. College Success Program pairs Futures and Options’ alumni in their freshman year of college with young professional mentors and offers college alumni opportunities to attend events focused on networking, career exploration and work-readiness skills. Bridge To Work, offered in partnership with NY Cares, gives high school students opportunities to volunteer, learn skills, and explore careers in the nonprofit sector.



Futures and Options reached 728 students FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS The Internship Program



87 %



of high school seniors graduated on time

Career Essentials




of graduating seniors attend college




Internship Sites



Career Exploration Hosts

of intern supervisors said they would hire an intern again through Futures and Options


44 %






Asian/Pacific Islander












were immigrants


speak English as a second language


qualify for free lunch




All Hallows High School, Class of 2015 Boston University, Class of 2019

A psychiatrist

Career Essentials Urban Leadership Fellows Program Intern, Blaylock Veal Ban, LLC, 2015





Francis Frimpong, Jr. As a sophomore at All Hallows High School, Francis was determined to become more prepared.Career Essentials promised him a chance to learn skills that would make him a better student and become prepared to enter the professional work world. Career Essentials led Francis to a summer internship in the Urban Leadership Fellows Program, where he learned about the business world, the bond industry and the multiple career paths in the financial sector. Francis, now a sophomore at Boston University majoring in psychology, is on the pre-med track. His Futures and Options experiences helped prepare him to work on a neuroscience project in a research lab.


Futures and Options enabled me to see that I had so much to offer to the professional world. As a minority in the South Bronx, it is very easy to adopt a mentality of being worthless and incapable. Futures and Options enabled me to see that I had so much to offer to the professional world. The workshops on time management, interview skills, and resume building provided me with skills that were beneficial in high school and will continue to be helpful in college and beyond. Futures and Options thoroughly prepared me to enter a professional work environment and has instilled confidence in me that I can be successful in any career path that I choose.




Dipak Aggarwal Career Essentials was Dipak’s first stop on the Futures and Options path. When he was a senior at Queens High school for the Sciences at York College, Dipak was eager to be around people his age who shared his motivation to improve their skills and build connections. Career Essentials weekly workshops gave Dipak opportunities to build his peer network and become aware of many different career paths in different industries. This program prepared him for his Urban Leadership Fellows Program internship at Jefferies where he effectively applied himself in the firm’s professional environment and began to build lasting connections. Dipak began his freshman year at Northeastern University this fall. He will draw on his experiences as the son of immigrants, which taught him the value of hard work, and use the skills he learned at Futures and Options to achieve his education and career goals.

Futures and Options has helped open my eyes to the career possibilities that are available. One goal of Futures and Options programs is to increase young people’s awareness for career paths through personal experience. During some very informative workshops in both the Career Essentials program, as well as the Urban Leadership Fellows Program, I learned not only about the different opportunities and career paths available in every industry, I learned directly from people who experienced this themselves. I learned how anyone who goes into finance or medicine could also find himself working on an acting set. Futures and Options helped open my eyes to the possibilities available to everyone. Futures and Options made me realize that not everything has to be set in stone. When I work hard enough to achieve my goals, the possibilities will be endless.


DIPAK AGGARWAL Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Class of 2016 Northeastern University, Class of 2020

DIPAK’S CAREER PATH: Full of potential to be a successful professional in the career of his choice

Career Essentials Urban Leadership Fellows Program Intern, Jefferies, 2016


MARIAM KEITA The Beacon School, Class of 2018 Bridge To Work Career Essentials

MIRIAMS’S CAREER PATH: Giving back to her community as a volunteer, exploring job opportunities, and studying hard to be successful in high school





Miriam Keita Miriam learned about Futures and Options from her sister who had participated in Career Essentials. After her freshman year in high school at The Beacon School, Miriam spent her summer participating in Bridge To Work because she yearned to give back to her community and to know more about how to enter a professional work setting. Her sister had acquired important skills through Career Essentials, such as how to send professional emails, how to shake a hand, and how to dress and how to act at an interview, so Miriam signed on for that program as a high school sophomore. Miriam is ready to plan for her future. She believes Futures and Options programs have given her a head start, and she now has the confidence to take chances she wouldn’t have taken before. Her resume is better, she knows the importance of building networks and she is not going to shy away from career opportunities.

Career Essentials really gave me the boost of confidence to apply for any job opportunity I thought I could potentially get. Bridge To Work and Career Essentials helped me mature. I wanted to be introduced to a professional environment with guidance. By taking part in Bridge To Work, I learned the importance of volunteering and the benefits of it. I also felt much more knowledgeable about what careers there are. I most definitely feel with the tips and tricks I learned from Career Essentials that Futures and Options has helped me become more prepared to enter the workforce. I will feel more confident in myself during a group interview since I have a list of common interview questions and have had the opportunity to do multiple mock interviews. Career Essentials really gave me the boost of confidence to apply for any job opportunity I thought I could potentially get.




Michael Kamara A search for internships and career enrichment opportunities led Michael, a junior at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, to Futures and Options. Michael wanted to intern after school, meet professionals, and build a better network. His friends and a mentor recommended Futures and Options, where he earned a spot as an advertising operations intern with IPG Mediabrands. Michael’s experience as an intern not only taught him about the many different careers at one company, he learned the value of good communication skills, and how to work in a small group and on a huge team. Michael feels his communication skills and learning the professional language, which is very different than the way he speaks to his friends, are terrific accomplishments. He believes that in order to succeed in his career he is going to need a big network, and starting as a Futures and Options intern is a big help.

I’ve been able to build strong professional relationships, which are helping me build my network for the future. I’ve grown a lot since I’ve been in the Futures and Options Internship Program. Personally I’ve made some friends that I keep in contact with. I’ve met dozens of professionals and I’ve taken advantage. I’ve been able to build strong professional relationships, which are helping build my network for the future. I’ve even turned some into mentors. One of my mentors is very important to me because he works in the field I am interested in pursuing. Futures and Options offers workshops, career exploration field trips, internships and getting to build a strong professional network. All keys to future success.



MICHAEL KAMARA Manhattan Center for Science and Math, Class of 2017 Intern, IPG Mediabrands, 2016

MICHAEL’S CAREER PATH: Develop a strong professional network and pursue a career in advertising.




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BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS In FY2016, a record 188 public, private and nonprofit businesses welcomed 365 Futures and Options interns. INTERNSHIP SITES Academy Securities

Cause Effective

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Center for Children & Technology

Hearst Corporation

Center for Health Equity

The Hedaya Capital Group

Child Center of New York

Hemophilia Association of New York

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Housing Works




Imani House, Inc

Citizens Budget Commision

Institute For International Research

Citizens Committee for New York City

IPG Mediabrands

City Parks Foundation

J.P. Morgan Securities

APCO Worldwide


Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.

Arenson Office Furnishings Inc.

Civic Capital

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Arthur Ashe Learning Center

Cohen’s Fashion Optical


Assured Guaranty, Ltd.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Jin’s Journey Inc.

Bank of America - Merrill Lynch

The Committee for Hispanic Children & Families, Inc.

Junior Achievement

Accenture Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Adaptive Design Association AlixPartners Alliance For Downtown New York Alliance for Lupus Research Alphadyne Asset Management Pte. Ltd. AMC Network The American Museum of Natural History

Barclays Battery Dance Company

Cross MediaWorks

Knopman Marks

Battery Park City Authority

Crown Heights Community Mediation Center

Big Apple Greeter


Bike and Roll

DNA Learning Center

BioScience Communications



Empire State Development

Blaylock Beal Van, LLC


Bottomless Closet

Evercore Partners

Boys’ Club of New York

FamilyCook Productions


The Fashion Class


Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Lower East Side Coalition Housing Development

Brooklyn Boatworks


Lower Eastside Girls Club

Brooklyn Public Library

Fitch Ratings

The Lucille Lortel Foundation

Bryant Rabbino LLP

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Maimonides Medical Center

Build America Mutual

Fordham Road Business Improvement District

Maker’s Row

Caine Mitter & Associates Incorporated Career Gear

Futures and Options


The GO Project

Caring Across Generations

Golden Seeds

Casbah Pictures

Goldman Sachs Guggenheim Productions


Kirkland & Ellis LLP KS JAMM Dance Troupe Legal Momentum Legion Lighting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society New York City Chapter Lexington Children’s Services LMHQ Loews Corporation Loop Capital Markets LLC

Mansueto Ventures Marsh Marymount School of New York Maysles Cinema Mesmerize Marketing

Metro New York


Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

Rada Film Group

Midtown Electric Supply

Randall’s Island Parks

Millstein & Co.

RBC Capital Markets

MMC Holding Corp.


Moody’s Investors Service

Read Alliance

Morgan Stanley


Mukti’s Kitchen


Museum of American Finance

Ronnette Riley Architect

New Destiny Housing

Roosevelt & Cross Inc.

New Yorkers for Parks

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

New York State Homes & Community Renewal

Row New York

New York Transit Museum New York Women’s Foundation New York-Presbyterian Hospital Nuvosys

Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. Scheimpflug Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - SIFMA SHARE

CAREER EXPLORATION FIELD TRIP HOSTS 27 businesses opened their doors to our students to learn firsthand from their employees about pathways to successful careers Adaptive Design Association AMC Network Banana Republic Bank of East Asia Capital One Labs Christie’s Colgate-Palmolive Company Dropbox Edelman Emmis Communications

Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

The Single Parent Resource Center

Girls Who Code

South Brooklyn Youth Consortium


Spoke the Hub Dancing


Standard & Poor’s

The Hunger Project

Step Up


Tag Worldwide

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC

Teach For America

Lincoln Center

Time Inc.

IPG Mediabrands

Times Square Alliance

Millenium Hilton

Tracy Reese

Modell’s Sporting Goods

Philanthropy New York

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity


Pisa Brothers Travel

Commission - New York District Office

RR Donnelley

Poverty Row Entertainment

Wave Hill


The Possibility Project

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Prager & Co., LLC

Wells Fargo Securities

Voya Financial

Prime Clerk

Williams Capital Group


Project Enterprise

Winston & Strawn LLP

Public Health Solutions - Early Intervention

Workforce Professionals Training Institute

Service Coordination program

Xavier Mission

Public Health Solutions - NYC Smoke Free

Young Actors Summer Institute

Public Resources Advisory Group

Young Women’s Leadership Network

Publishers Weekly


NYC Administration for Children’s Services NYC Department of Cultural Affairs NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications NYC Office of Management and Budget NYC Parks and Recreation Office of the Attorney General Office of the New York City Comptroller Pan-African Community Development Initiative The Parodneck Foundation for Self-Help and Community Development, Inc.



STRATEGIC PARTNERS Futures and Options provides customized internship programs for our strategic partners, leveraging our expertise in youth career development and making for more effective programs and increased opportunities for New York City students. This year, we were excited to partner with the following organizations: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERS


Achievement First Brooklyn


Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics

Breakthrough New York

Bronx High School for Law and Community Service

Coro New York

Eximius College Preparatory School

I Have a Dream Foundation

The Frederick Douglass Academy

KIPP Through College

George Westinghouse CTE High School

Morgan Stanley

Jonathan Levine High School for Media and Communications

The Municipal Forum of New York

Knowledge and Power Preparatory

Reel Works Teen Filmmaking

Academy International High School (KAPPA)

Say Yes to Education

Launch Expeditionary Learning Charter School

Summer Search

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)

Urban Assembly

West Bronx Academy for the Future

Wells Fargo

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PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION The College Guidance Initiative assists our high school students in their quest for higher education. Each year, more than 90 percent of our graduating high school seniors attend college. This year, our 2016 high school graduates are attending the following schools: Adelphi University

Hillsborough Community College

Princeton University

American University

Hostos Community College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago

Hunter College

Rutgers University

Barnard College

Iona College

Saint Peter’s University

Baruch College

Ithaca College

Skidmore College

Binghamton University

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Smith College

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Kean University

Southern Methodist University

Boston University

Kingsborough Community College

St. Francis College

Bowie State University

Lafayette College

St. John’s University

Brandeis University

LaGuardia Community College

St. Joseph’s College

Bronx Community College

Lawrence University

Stony Brook University

Brooklyn College

Lehman College

SUNY Old Westbury

Bryn Mawr College

Lincoln University

SUNY Potsdam

Buffalo State SUNY

Long Island University

SUNY University of Buffalo

Cabrini College

Marist College

Swarthmore College

Carnegie Mellon University

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Syracuse University

The City College of New York

Medgar Evers College

The School of Visual Arts

Clinton Community College

Mercy College

University at Albany SUNY

Colgate University

Middlebury College

University at Buffalo SUNY

The College of Saint Rose

Monroe College

University of Hartford

College of Staten Island

Morehouse College

University of Notre Dame

Columbia University

New Paltz SUNY

University of Pennsylvania

Connecticut College

The New School

University of Rochester

Cornell University

New York City College of Technology

University of Virginia

Dartmouth College

New York Institute of Technology

University of Wisconsin- Madison

DePauw University

New York University

Utica College

Emerson College

Northeastern University

Wagner College

Emory University

Nova Southeastern University

Washington & Jefferson College

Fashion Institute of Technology

Oakwood College

York College

Fordham University

Oswego SUNY

Gettysburg College

Pace University

Guttman Community College

Penn State University

Hampshire College

Philadelphia University

Harvey Mudd College

Plattsburgh SUNY


2016 College Scholarship Finalists, from left to right: Leighton Blackwood, Melanie Beltran, Ryan Foo, Kia Mahootian, and Mamadou Ly

ASPIRING TO HIGHER EDUCATION The Barbara L. Christen Scholarship Each year, Futures and Options awards a $5,000 college scholarship to an exemplary high school senior who has participated in one or both of our flagship programs. The Barbara L. Christen Scholars embody the six hallmarks of a Futures and Options student: professionalism, leadership, teamwork, communication, integrity and an interest in exploring careers.

IPG Mediabrands provides a $2,500 college scholarship and a spot in the 10-week IPG Mediabrands Summer Internship Program to a Futures and Options high school senior who is interested in a career in media and advertising.

2016 Barbara L. Christen Scholar Ryan Foo The Bronx High School of Science

2016 IPG Mediabrands Scholar Melanie Beltran Bronx High School for Law and Community Service

2016 Barbara L. Christen Scholarship Finalists Leighton Blackwood Stuyvesant High School

2016 IPG Mediabrands Scholarship Finalists Leighton Blackwood Stuyvesant High School

Mamadou Ly High School of Economics and Finance

Daniela Pillco Cathedral High School

Kia Mahootian New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math


IPG Mediabrands Scholarship and Internship




UNRESTRICTED: Special event: $ 755,133 $ (189.088)

Event revenue Less: event expenses

639,573 $ $ (126,690) $ $

$ $

566,045 889,299 – – 355 384,195

$ $

512,883 850,517 – – 464 128,000






Release of prior year restrictions

$ (384,195)

$ (128,000)

Total support and revenues

$ 1,726,434

$ 1,726,429

Career development - intern wages/stipends Career development - other

$ $

$ $

Total program expenses

$ 1,359,333

$ 1,150,395

$ $

$ $

Net event income

$ $

Contributions Contributions in-kind Government grants Interest and other income Release of prior year restrictions TEMPORARILY RESTRICTED:



448,222 911,111

231,957 84,990

354,571 795,824

169,377 84,571

$ 1,676,280

$ 1,404,343

163,614 $ $ (113,460) –

$ $

87,521 234,565 –


















81% 14%


Management & General




Program Management & General

$ $

1,359,333 231,957







Summary of Financial Statements dated October 17, 2016, prepared by Skody Scot & Company, CPAs, P.C.


THE BARBARA L. CHRISTEN FOUNDER’S CIRCLE Futures and Options relies upon the generosity of foundations, corporations and individuals to support its programs. The Barbara L. Christen Founder’s Circle recognizes our donors who make it possible for Futures and Options provide high quality career development programs to New York City teens and to reach more students each year. Every gift helps. We thank you for your generosity.


Rothschild & Co.

$1,000 -$2,499

The Charles Hayden Foundation

Sidley Austin LLP

Bank of East Asia


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Black Enterprise B.R.I.D.G.E. Foundation

The Pinkerton Foundation

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Youth INC

Fry Communications, Inc.

$50,000 -$99,999 The Gap Foundation JPMorgan Chase Foundation

James T. Lee Foundation $5,000 -$9,999

Jones Day

American Eagle Outfitters Foundation $25,000-$49,999

Oak Point Partners, Inc.

ATL Partners

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Blackstone Charitable Foundation

Capital One

RR Donnelley

Centerbridge Partners

Goldman Sachs

Rust Omni

CME Group Community Foundation

Kirkland & Ellis Foundation

Savills Studley

Epiq Systems

Voya Foundation

SenaHill Partners

FTI Consulting

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

The Hyde and Watson Foundation

Strategic Value Partners

IAC Group

US Trust

$10,000 -$24,999 AlixPartners Alvarez & Marsal Bank of America Merrill Lynch CBRE Centerview Partners Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association Evercore

KPMG Kutak Rock LLP



BAM Architecture Studio

MidOcean Partners

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Michael Tuch Foundation

Carl Marks Advisors

Zolfo Cooper

Carol Realty & Development Loews Foundation

Filsinger Energy Partners

$2,500 -$4,999

Houlihan Lokey

Marathon Ventures


Knighthead Capital Management

Millstein & Co.

Brookfield Property Group

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

GLC Advisors & Co., LLC


Latham & Watkins LLP

Hearst Corporation

AllianceBernstein L.P.

McGuireWoods LLP

IPG Mediabrands

GEICO Philanthropic Foundation

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

K&L Gates LLP


Patrina Foundation

McGladrey LLP


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Morrison & Foerster Foundation

The Hedaya Capital Group, Inc.

Prime Clerk

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Morgan Stanley


Macy’s East United Way of Long Island



Michael & Jill Grant

Allison &Tim Coleman


Ketan & Bethany Kapadia

Richard Corbi

Margaret “Peggy” Hill

Albert Kass

Thomas Doud

Kirsten & Peter Zaffino

Efrem & Frederica Sigel

Linda & Robert Douglass

Steven Sperber & Phannee Noiplai

Greg Galeaz


Keleigh & Jeff Spinner

Sarah Jane &Trevor Gibbons

$15,000 -$24,999

Leslie Williams & James Attwood

John Gladyz Anne Goldsmith

Stephen & Stephanie Hessler Jason & Jennifer New


Ali & Kenneth Goldstein


Francis Greenburger


Matthew Adams

Eric Hemmert

$10,000 -$14,999

Bill Bernstein

Amy Hong & Byron Raco

Ned & Debby Flynn

The Buschmann Family

Jason Hong

Robert S. “Steve” & Jill Miller

Scott Brakebill

Judith & Walter Hunt

Alexandra Munroe & Robert Rosenkranz – The Rosenkranz Foundation

Shirin & Kasper Christoffersen

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Jacob

Josh Feltman

Philippe Jacob

Krisztina Geosits

Timothy Karcher

Annette & Jonathan Goldstein

Julie & Alan Koffler

Charles Gray

Naz Majidi

Marc J. Heimowitz

Vincent Mattone

Tony Horton

Miles Merwin

Dave Kirshner

Nathan Muntis

Mark Levenson

Liliana Nunez

Cynthia Marian

Isabelle Papoulias & Jose Esteves

Paul Marian

Meredith & Peter Rugg

Elizabeth & Richard Mason

Lauren Salem

Keith McGregor

Mark Seigel

Amanda & Rob Miller

Daniel Simonetti

Tram Nguyen

Maggie & Lewis Sperber

Julie North

Ben Spiegelman

Paul Quinlan

Scott Stuart

Michael & Regina Rizzo

W. Greg Thonsen

Catherine & Edwin Sagurton

Meena Thever & Tom Wojcik

Binoy Singh

Christopher Wu

Christopher Snyder & Alexandra Hakim

Benjamin Zeidler

Roopesh & Allison Shah Paul Wasinger & Debra Regan DREAMERS $5,000-$9,999 David Bonderman Michael Condyles Frances & John Downing Jerry & Louise Faust Joele Frank & Larry Klurfeld Colin Hannaway David & Jennifer Johnston Courtney Leimkuhler & Charles de Segundo Edward Machir Katie & Patrick Machir Patty Machir Steve & Maria Musante Eileen & Robert O’Leary Aileen Peterson Poonam Shah & Adam McCoy Paul & Erin Teske Vanessa Wilson CHAMPIONS $2,500-$4,999 Marc Abrams Anne Benedict Jennifer Box Charles Cremens Frank DeLucia Heather & John Godsmark Stephen & Lynne Goldstein

Bill & Mollie Williams COACHES MENTORS



Vipul Adlakha

Philip Abelson

Rie & Chris Albani


Carmela Alfieri

Martha Battles

David Alterman

Bruce Batzer

Elizabeth Bakarich

Reena Bhatt

Henry Balbirer

Marianne Muench Busby

Daniel Balzora

Auditi Chakravarty

Benjamin Barrer

Maureen & Mike Clancey

Molly Battles




Andrew Lewis

John S. Wilson

Amy Becker & Patrick Teske

Joseph Lewis

Ibrahim Yusuf

Jeffrey Berk

Gilbert Maddock

Zhe Zhao

Timothy Bernlohr

Herbert Mandel

Joan Bhumgara

Scott Marcello


Ramona Bowry

Sarah Martinez


Stephen Burnazian

Delilah Rocylea Marto

Alexander Grice

Cathy Callender

Rudolf Marto

Abbilemnis Araujo

Nancy Cascella

Conor McCoy

Donna Arduini

Allison Charney

Elizabeth Milton

Michael Babakitis

Michael Cohen

Anne Moore, M.D.

Laura Belair

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Colaprico

Joseph Moschitto

Laurie Benoit

Mark Collins

Naomi & Derran Moss-Dalmau

Dara Berkowitz

Joann Corkran

Joanna Munoz

Farah Bernadin

Maria Creamer

Maryann & Kenneth Munoz

Tarra Bernadin

Caroline Cruise

Mike Naylor

David Bhumgara

Silvana De Luca

Michael Nelson

Cyrus Borzooyeh

Mark Deitch

Kyle Nevins

Troy Brown

Darianne DeLeon

Ada Neylan

Katherine Bryan

Ellen Dodge

Ignacia Nunez

William Caine

Randall Drain

Kyle O’Hehir

Bradley Cameron

Elizabeth Duffy

Victoria Pettibone

Tim Cassidy

Krish Dutta

Adam Preiss

Alexandra Covino

Rob Fear

Christina Pullo

Andrew Creamer

Nicole Fernandez

Ayla Qadeer

Nicholas Day

Evan Fleck

Pavan Rangachar

Catherine Dodge

Doug Friske

Christian Robinson

Lily Downing

Agnes Gautier

Mina Samuels

Rory Doyle

Priscilla Gildart

Jennie Sargen

Elizabeth Dunkel

Zach Goodman

Cathy Sauer

Matthew Ellis

Sherice Goodwine

Jeremy Schneider

Kathy & Robert Ellis

Jacques Goulet

Greg Schroy

Diana Epelbaum

Carmela Guarnera

Marc Schwartz

Brian Esmond

Michael Gubenko

Erwin Shilling

Sara Figel

Adi Habbu

Matthew Siano

Bob Fitch

Joel Harary

Margaret & Walter Siebecker

Rachel Fix

Clare Harwood

Zachary Silverstein

Daniel Friedman

The Harwood Family Fund

James Simonetti

Arlene Glatzer

Ezra Hedaya

Paul Spackman

Shifra Goldenberg

Cathy & Richard Herbst

Susan Sperber

James Goouge

Mary Humphries

Steven Starnes

Erika Graves

James Incognito

Benjamin Steadman

Earl Graves Jr.

Trishia Jandu

Marge & Tom Teske

Morgan Griffin

Terrence Jenkins

Alison Thresher

Matt Guill

Michael Johnson

Tim Tompkins

James Gurney

Jude Julien

Lauren Tracy

Sara Haskill

Katherine & Matthew Kelsey

Mary Tuttle & David Lemonick

Jean Haynes

Amy & Bryan Koplin

Willaim Vrattos

Matthew Hazelton

John Leonard

Ryan Westmacott

Philip Hecht


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If we have accidentally omitted your name, please call us at 212.601.0002.

Damond Horowitz Will Howell Janice Hu Darrylin & Robert Huttle Linda Ifabanwo Brian Infante

Ricardo Sims

Judy Jackson

Aaron Slavutin

Aditya Jeet

John Knight Smith

Sarah Kaufmann

Alan Sperber

Carley Keefe

Nina Spiegelman

Charlene Kuo

Bob Szuhany

Nicholas Levine

Refei Tu

Michelle Luong

Irina Vasilyeva

Danielle K. McCarthy

Lauren Vincent

Jeffrey McCullen

Zhuangchu Wang

Lizzie McLoughlin

Karen Wang

Michael Morris

Miranda Wei

Erica Mui

Thomas Welsh

Corey Ogilby

Rebecca Yeh

Kyle O’Neill

Ting-Ting Zhou

Filipe Osorio Allison Puca Amanda Pusey Debbie Robinson Andrew Schlussel Krysti Schwartz Padma Seemangal Heather Semmens

CHABELY JORGE Millennium High School




Stephen Hessler Chairman

Ned Flynn

Jason New

Julie Fox

Michael Rizzo

Anne Benedict Vice Chair, Program Development

Heather Godsmark

Poonam Shah

Stephen Goldstein

Roopesh Shah

Courtney Leimkuhler Vice Chair, Strategy and Resource Development

Michael Grant

Efrem Sigel

Lisa Grushkin

Christopher Snyder

Colin Hannaway

Paul Teske

David Johnston

Meena Thever Wojcik

Paul Wasinger Treasurer Jerry Faust Secretary

Daniel Magliocco Cynthia Marian

Patricia S. Machir Ex Officio, non-voting Member

Erin Murphy

STAFF Patricia Machir Executive Director Katherine Finn Interim Director of Finance and Operations Amanda Compton Development Manager Catherine Dodge Grants Manager Danielle Limer-Nies Administrative Assistant

PROGRAM TEAM Joanna Munoz Program Director Corey Ogilby Business Engagement Manager Lily Downing Program Coordinator James Gurney Program Coordinator Sarah Kaufmann Program Coordinator Anthony Kuzma Program Coordinator


Cameron LeBlanc Program Coordinator Brianna Welch Program Coordinator Genesis Nunez Program Assistant CREDITS Lily Kesselman Photographer Great Believer Graphic Design

JENNY LEE Boston College, Townsend Harris High School

CALISHA JOSEPH Queens Borough Community College, High School for Human Rights


Front cover from left to right: FRANCIS FRIMPONG, JR All Hallows High School MARIAM KEITA The Beacon School, Class of 2018 FRANCIS FRIMPONG, JR All Hallows High School FRANCIS FRIMPONG, JR All Hallows High School

THE FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS Together with our business and community partners, we are building the workforce of tomorrow. Our career development program makes it possible for underserved, motivated teens to acquire the applied skills and higher education to successfully contribute to a global 21st-century economy.

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