Futures Announces Dinner Honorees


Oct 9, 2016


6:00 pm

Event Details:

Futures In Education is only able to fulfill its mission thanks to generous donors and supports such as yourself. Through your participation in our many sponsorship programs and events Futures is able to reach its goals and provide much needed tuition assistance to those in need.

Among those events which support the children of Futures the most is our Annual Dinner. This year the 2013 Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, New York City. The distinguished honorees for the evening are Hon. Raymond Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner and Anthony Bonomo, Chief Executive Officer of Administrators for the Professions, Inc., and the Mistress of Ceremonies is television legend Rosanna Scotto of Good Day New York.

Hon. Raymond Kelly was appointed Police Commissioner of the City of New York in January 2002 by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, making Commissioner Kelly the first person to hold the post for a second, separate tenure. A 43-year veteran of the NYPD, Commissioner Kelly served in 25 different commands before being named Police Commissioner. Commissioner Kelly is a graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School and holds a BBA from Manhattan College, a JD from St. John’s University School of Law, an LLM from New York University Graduate School of Law and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Commissioner Kelly retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves after 30 years of service. We are pleased and privileged that Commissioner has accepted this honor as practicing Catholic and man of deep faith.

Mr. Anthony Bonomo is President of Administrators for the Professions, Inc., the insurance company management organization that operates, among others, Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, the medical professional liability insurer for 13,000 New York doctors and more than 100 medical institutions, i.e., 40% of the New York market. A frequent featured speaker on medical malpractice issues and legislation, Anthony leads a staff of 300+ in Manhasset, Long Island. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from St. John’s University, and has served as a Trustee of Hofstra University; Commissioner, Long Island Power Authority; Commissioner, New York State Parks Bureau, (L.I. Regions), and on the Boards of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children and the Dante Foundation. Futures in Education is honored that Mr. Bonomo has accepted this distinction as someone who is dedicated to his faith and Catholic upbringing which he exhibits through his many charitable endeavors and support of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Brooklyn.

Futures in Education provides tuition assistance and program support to the neediest of students and schools. The average annual household income of the families that Futures assists is less than $27,000. The Annual Scholarship Fund Dinner is the premier fundraiser for Futures in Education and has a goal of raising more than $2 million in scholarship resources for the children, assisting more than 2,000 students and their families. Last year Futures was able to raise over $2 million at the Dinner, which as a result helped more children then ever before during the academic school year. We need your help to continue to realize our goals so that we may be able to provide every student in need the tuition assistance they deserve.

Your involvement and support can help us to reach our goal of assisting even more underprivileged, inner-city children! Please be a champion for their families and give them opportunities they may not otherwise enjoy. To view more details on our event, please visit www.futuresdinner.org.

Editor’s Note: Futures In Education is the sister organization of Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens. Its mandate is to provide scholarship assistance for financially disadvantaged children to attend Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens.