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 Gala.

30th Anniversary Kickoff Gala
May 14, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
470 7th Avenue, 4th Floor

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

30th Anniversary Gala


Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Mission Sponsor: $20,000

  • 20 tickets
  • Personalized listing at venue and weekly promotion on marketing channels
  • Prime logo placement DFOY website and event materials (must confirm by March 16th)
  • Special recognition during the event programing

Lead Sponsor: $10,000

  • 15 tickets
  • Personalized listing at venue and monthly promotion on marketing channels
  • Logo placement on event webpage

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000

  • 12 tickets
  • Personalized listing at venue
  • Listing on event webpage

Agent of Change Sponsor: $2,500 – 8 tickets and listing at venue
Partner Sponsor $1,000 – 4 tickets and listing at venue
Friend Sponsor: $500 – 2 tickets and listing at venue

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.