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News & Stories

Lear Executive, Frank Orsini, Receives Sam Cupp Impact Award

March 4, 2019 , , , ,

Frank Orsini (right), executive vice president and president of seating at Lear Corporation, received the Sam Cupp Impact Award from Kristina Marshall (left), president and CEO of Winning Futures. At our 11th annual Corks & Forks, Frank Orsini, executive vice president and president of seating at Lear Corporation, received the… Read More


With Us From the Beginning, Hamilton Chevrolet Celebrates 25 Years of Support

February 27, 2019 , ,

Mike Boguth in the Hamilton Chevrolet showroom with a 2018 Corvette. An interview with Mike Boguth, Vice President, Dealer Operator, Owner, Hamilton Chevrolet   When Sam Cupp first launched Winning Futures, what was your reaction? I felt it was an extremely generous thing for him to do. Giving or investing… Read More


Corks & Forks Raises $315,000

February 27, 2019 , ,

Guests at the 2019 Corks & Forks. Our annual Corks & Forks, hosted by Lear Corporation, was held this past Saturday, February 23, 2019, at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The sold out crowd enjoyed samples from an exclusive collection of unique wines, tequilas, and scotches, gourmet cuisine, and a… Read More


25 From 25: Angelica Tibbitts

February 26, 2019 , , ,

Angelica Tibbitts, Undergraduate Student, Saginaw Valley State University, Winning Futures Class of 2018, Pontiac Academy for Excellence Angelica struggled with multiple issues while a student at Pontiac Academy for Excellence (Pontiac) including homelessness, poverty, depression, and lack of support for her education. Her mentor, Tamara Taylor, prototype build engineer at… Read More


25 From 25: Nick Maluchnik

February 26, 2019 , , ,

Nick Maluchnik, Employee Benefits Advisor, Brown & Brown of Detroit, Inc., Winning Futures Class of 2013, Warren Mott High School Nick was a B student at Warren Mott High School and excelled in sports, but he lacked a realistic vision and direction for his future. His mentor, Steve Hettrick, benefits… Read More


25 From 25: Katie Pusz

January 24, 2019 , , ,

Katie Pusz, Marketing Communications Specialist, ImageSoft, Inc., Winning Futures Class of 2013 As a student at Warren Mott High School (Warren), Katie struggled to overcome anorexia while trying to figure out what she would do after high school. Her mentor, Ashley Fordyce, school and community relations coordinator at Extra Credit Union,… Read More


25 From 25: James Payne

January 23, 2019 , , ,

James Payne, Student, State University of New York Adirondack Winning Futures Class of 2017. Throughout his days at Madison High School in Madison Heights, James wasn’t focused or concerned about his future, coasting through classes with a C average. His mentor, Bob Foyt, retired senior director of maintenance and engineering… Read More


Celebrating 25 Years of Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce

January 21, 2019 , , ,

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are excited to rollout Workforce Prep, a cutting-edge experiential program that will expose students to businesses and new technologies while teaching them the humanistic – critical – soft skills they will need to be successful in a world filled with automation and artificial… Read More


Yazaki North America Executive, Manish Mehta, Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

December 12, 2018 ,

Manish Mehta is the acting global head of the General Motors Business Unit for Yazaki North America. Manish Mehta, acting global head of the General Motors Business Unit at Yazaki North America, has been elected to our Board of Directors. “Winning Futures is an impactful way to support Yazaki’s commitment… Read More


Every Dollar Matters… Right? Make Your 2018 Donation Today!

December 12, 2018 ,

  “Every dollar matters.” Ever heard this before? It’s a common phrase used by nonprofits. The idea is to convince you to open your wallet and make a donation, even if it’s a nominal amount. But does every dollar really matter? For the 2018-19 academic year, we are operating in… Read More