Directions For Our Youth was founded almost 30 years ago to nurture the talent in New York City public schools through out-of-school-time programs. To date, we have served over 90,000 young people, and to celebrate 30 years of meaningful impact in underserved communities throughout our city, the DFOY Board of Directors is hosting our 30th Anniversary Virtual Gala.

30th Anniversary Virtual Gala
April 29th, 2021
7pm – 8pm
Virtual (Link sent to ticket holders prior to event)

The evening will honor participants and families – both past and present, our supporters, and most importantly, raise crucial funds to support the future of DFOY.

Secure your tickets and join us! For more information about how you can get involved, contact Elisa Istueta, Executive Director, at 212-362-4020, ext. 805 or eistueta@dfoy.org.

30th Anniversary Gala

Tickets/Donations

Honoring Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Partner, Robinson+Cole

Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. She focuses her practice on counseling private sector employers, ranging from NYSE and NASDAQ companies, multi-national corporations, nonprofit health care organizations, and educational institutions to manufacturers, in all areas of employment law. Britt-Marie was selected as a Rising Star in the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2013 to 2018. She has been ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the state of Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment, as an “Associate to Watch” for 2014 and 2015, and as “Up and Coming” since 2016. Britt-Marie was ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the State of Connecticut in the area of Labor & Employment in 2019.

Prior to law school, Britt-Marie taught in the Atlanta Public School System as a teacher for America corps members. She interned with Judge M. Yvette Miller at the Georgia Court of Appeals and participated in Emory University School of Law’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Lead Sponsor: $5,000

  • 15 tickets
  • Personalized listing during program and monthly promotion on marketing channels
  • Logo placement on event webpage

Presenting Sponsor: $1,000

  • 12 tickets
  • Personalized listing during program
  • Listing on event webpage

Agent of Change Sponsor: $750 – 8 tickets and listing during program
Partner Sponsor $500 – 4 tickets and listing during program
Friend Sponsor: $250 – 2 tickets and listing during program

Support DFOY

Directions For Our Youth, Inc. donations go towards programs and services that prioritize the education, health, and overall wellness of children and youth.

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