Fundraising Events

Throughout the year we host honorary and fundraising events, all designed to recognize our incredible students, mentors, and partners, and support our mission to inspire and prepare teens to be successful in a career. Our events are very popular and regularly sell out. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Julie Rayes at 586-698-4416 or for more information.

Winning Futures Awards Celebration, Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This exclusive event will commemorate Winning Futures’ legacy of transforming metro-Detroit high school students into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults, and this year’s outstanding award winners. Recipients of the 2020 Winning Futures Student Scholarships and Mentor of the Year awards will participate in a brief awards program. 2020 sponsors will be recognized for their commitment and support. Attendance is by invitation only.

25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony

12th Annual Corks & Forks, Saturday, February 29, 2020

Corks & Forks is a special wine tasting and luxurious food experience typically held at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Join Lear Corporation, Presenting Sponsor of Winning Futures, and more than 50 other companies at this fun-filled event featuring samples from an exclusive collection of unique wines, gourmet cuisine, VIP reception, and plenty of opportunities to network with senior business executives from Southeast MI. Les Gold from the TV series, Hardcore Pawn, emcees a live auction that often includes exotic vacations and personal experiences with automotive industry executives.

Corks & Forks

22nd Winning Futures Golf Classic, Monday, September 14, 2020

Round up your golfing friends and spend a fun-filled day on the links at the historic Indianwood Country Club in Lake Orion, MI. Not only is this a great opportunity to play golf on a top ranked course, it’s also a great way to meet and network with automotive industry leaders. Tickets include 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, lunch, dinner, and a live raffle featuring unique and exciting experiences and merchandise. This event is chaired by Frank Orsini, executive vice president and seating president at Lear Corporation.

Golf Classic