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.

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

13th Annual Corks & Forks

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

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