2020 Power On

"We all deserve the opportunity to achieve our dreams and to have someone who believes in us."

- Halek, New Futures Alumna

Fueling powerful
dreams that lead to
rewarding careers


At New Futures, we believe in the powerful dreams of our Scholars.

We invest in their bright futures through a deliberate combination of scholarships, academic and career advising, opportunities to build networks and skills, and a lot of heart – all through the lens of community college as a launching point to rewarding and in-demand careers.

While we cannot gather this year for our annual New Futures Bright Futures Benefit, we remain committed to building our coalition and raising the funds our Scholars need to pursue their bright futures and powerful dreams. Join us instead for Power On, the Campaign for New Futures, a wholly new way of standing with our community.

Power On is not a moment,
it’s a movement.

Be with New Futures throughout the month of September for our first-ever interactive storytelling and fundraising campaign.

We will build our coalition, reach new goals, and share the mic with our Scholars as they raise their voices as powerful agents of change and impact in our uncertain, yet hopeful times.

Party with Purpose

Join us on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30pm for our Party with Purpose: a virtual celebration of the Power On campaign and of the bright futures we are forging together.

Invite a friend! 

Virtual, yes. Party for one? Not necessarily!

Invite your friends over for a socially distanced watch party on September 30, or encourage them to tune in from home, as well!

Grab your Power On Party Pack!

Support the Power On campaign by September 16 and we will deliver or mail the goodies you need to celebrate with us on September 30. From Scholars’ recipes to the New Futures Family Spotify playlist, we’ll make sure your Party with Purpose is safe and fun!

Sharing the Mic

Hear from us, the Scholar and Alumni community, on what fuels and propels us in our pursuit of our bright futures. Watch your inbox for video essays and personal statements.

“What keeps me going is my desire to break a chain of poverty.”

Power Hour Town Hall: Community Conversation on Race and Equity

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. I want to be a role model for those like me who believe in the power of education.”

Power Hour Town Hall: The Future of Work

“In late 2020, I will become the first person in my family to have a college degree.”

Power Hour Town Hall - Emerging Leaders and Young Professionals

“I’m working hard to be the best version of myself to one day inspire others to be the best version of themselves.”

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Instagram Takeovers!

Hear from our Scholars and Alumni on Instagram every Wednesday in September on how they are powering on with purpose.



My Purpose, My Power

“My Advisor’s advice is really true and genuine, like it’s for me personally, not advice she gives to just anyone. She really listens to my situation and gives me the resources to match the issue I’m going through.”

-Kenya, New Futures Scholar, on her Advisor, Ms. Silvana

Thank you, Power On Donors!

Diamond Donors: $15,000+

Susan Krause Bell and Robert Bell

Building Hope

Michael Kershow and Marianne Keler

Erna and Michael Kerst

V&S Foundation

Emily and Frank Vogl

Platinum Donors: $10,000+

Marshfield Associates

Nonna Noto

Emily and Antoine van Agtmael


Gold Donors: $5,000+

Katherine and David Bradley

Andrew and Robyn Brown

Mary Challinor

Anne and Gus Edwards

Elizabeth Haile Hayes and David Hayes

Barbara Kafka and Samir el Daher

Anne and David Kendall

Romana Li and Bruce Bartels

Jonathan D. Mathis, Ph.D.

Ronie Nieva

Patience and Daniel Peabody

Kim Vinick

Silver Donors: $1,000+

Anonymous (2)

Susan and Dixon Butler

Brian Coulter

Jessica and Robert Einhorn

Diana and Ray Foote

Forrester Construction

Julie Anne Green and William Murray

Jan Leno and Peter Harrold

David and Nancy Lesser

Kaleen E. Love, Ph.D.

Carla Peterson, David Rosenbloom, and Sarah Rosenbloom

Barbara and Charles Rossotti

Eluned and Julian Schweitzer

Kathryn and Robert Stewart

Heather Wathington, Ph.D.

Power On Donors

Anonymous (2)

Suzanne and Chris Armstrong

Elizabeth and Phil Ash

Elizabeth Chang

Barbara Davis

Carlisle Davis, Jr.

Emily Draper

The Emodi Family

Jon Ettinger and Kate Vlach

Molly Friesenborg and Nic Subtirelu

Dee and Terry Friesenborg

Brian Gavron

Ellie Geraghty

Kendra Grinnage

Kerri Grinnage

Sarah Haas

Danielle Hamberger

Benjamin Haynes

Furman Haynes

Lucy Haynes

Scott Haynes

Robin Heller

Thelma Hoffman

Corrine Hollar

Stephen Hut

Perrin Ireland and Thomas Ramey

Vadaire James

Rebecca Kahn

John Knudsen

Christa Leimbach

Joan and James Malkin

Mollie Maresco

John Marsh

Deborah Marx

Marion Marx

Brendon Mason

Kathryn McBride

Lark McCarthy

Maggie Murphy

Louise Novotny

Caren Plummer

Karen and Bob Roach

Natasha Rodriguez

Peter Ryan

Cecilia Shang

Julia White

Lena Witek

Tom Wood

Patricia Wynn and John Perazich

Mandy and Stephen Young