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Events

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 Julie@WinningFutures.org for more information.


13th Annual Corks & Forks: A 1920's Garden Party, Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Held at the luxurious and historic Meadow Brook Hall estate on the campus of Oakland University, our 2021 Corks & Forks will feature a 1920’s garden party theme and plenty of opportunities to network with senior business executives from Southeast Michigan. Chaired by Tom McMillen, Executive Director Global Purchasing - Chassis & Body Structure at General Motors, join us for an exquisite and fun-filled evening at a true American castle. Our live auction will include unique experiences and personal meetups with automotive industry executives. All activities will be outdoors with safety precautions including limited attendance and social distancing.

Meadow Brook Hall Estate


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. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes at one of the top golf courses in America while supporting high school students in Metro Detroit. Please note all activities will be outdoors with precautions to have social distancing and limit large crowds. This event is co-chaired by Mindi Fynke, president and CEO of EHIM, and Frank Orsini, executive vice president and president of Lear’s Seating business.

Golf Classic


Winning Futures Awards Celebration

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