Taking it to the Towers

2014-11-04 04.07.12

On Election Day, Future 5’s scholastic all-stars walked out of our office and down the street to the leading global professional services firm, Towers Watson. They have been a longtime supporter of Future 5 with Dennis Barrette and others acting as college coaches and mentors to our students.

Towers Watson volunteered to host “The Ultimate Brain Wave”, a popular current events trivia game in which students are quizzed on the news from around the world. Students study up on politics, foreign affairs, sports, music, etc. and then compete for prizes. Future 5 members were greeted at Towers Watson, enjoyed lunch and then the intense competition began!

Trivia questions ranged in topics from Stamford politics to recent developments on Mars and in the end, five students walked away with gift cards to establishments such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Bow Tie Cinemas as well as a great deal of pride in a job well done.

Thanks so much to everyone at Towers Watson who made this event a possibility! If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a Brain Wave, please contact Ellen Berube at eberube@futurefive.org.

Making New Friends in Stamford

Left-to-Right: Christina, Andy Ashforth, Tanaka, Josh, Cathy Ostow, Gerrianne Delaney, Ziggy, Marvin, TK Delaney, Peg Brewer, Jack Brewer, Dawine, Jessica at November’s Future 5 Friendraiser

Our latest Friendraiser was held at the luxury Highgrove Apartments on Forest Street. Thanks to our gracious host and Future 5 coach, Larry Wooters, ten of our high school and college students greeted our guests and shared their stories of finding Future 5 and how we are making a difference in their lives.

Our guests included: Rich Manz, Gen Re; Diana Lenkowsky, Purdue Pharma; Andy Ashforth & Kim DePra, The Ashforth Company; Scott Gress, Erlich Gress & David Schirmer, Hearst Corporation; Tim Cohan, Stanwich Advisors; Cathy Ostow, St John’s Foundation; Bill Montague, Cushman Wakefield; John Murphy & Bill Budd, Morgan Stanley; Lauren Steers & Bill Nietzel, Point 72 Capital Management; Don Rue & Cynthia Lyon, The Business Council of Fairfield County; Johnathan Cohen, JFC Real Estate Development; Obi Ike, Rockfish; Merv Samuels, codeMantra; Coach Bill Lewis, UBS and his family; Jack and Peg Brewer; Kelly Lewis.

We’d love to meet you! Please drop us a note if you’d like to host or come to an upcoming Friendraiser in 2015.