Wed, Oct 18, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Geneva Gala raises almost CHF300,000 for All Special Kids (ASK)

Friday, November 09, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") held its 5th Annual Geneva Gala Wednesday night at the Grand Hotel Kempinski, through which it raised almost CHF 300,000 for All Special Kids ("ASK"), a Geneva-based support and enrichment non-profit organization for special needs children and their parents.

The evening, attended by 210 members and leaders across the European Alternatives industry, was compered by Bloomberg TV anchor Caroline Hyde, and featured a live performance by former Nouvelle Star finalist Julien Laurence, and new talent, Celia.

Since its formation in 2001, 100WHF has raised over $25 million globally to support various charities in the fields of Women's and Family Health, Mentoring and Education, which reflect 100WHF's three core pillars. Beneficiaries are chosen on a rotating basis by 100WHF's Board of Directors, and the philanthropic theme for 2012 is Education.

All Special Kids (ASK), founded in 2003,runs programs for children with all types of special needs and learning difficulties aimed at enabling them to become productive and independent members of society. These services include summer camps, study skill workshops and homework clubs, as well as social drama clubs. In addition, ASK's C.A.R.E. program offers parents a forum to network with each other and provides much needed personal assistance, such as specialist referral services, educational assessment and coping skill workshops. Funds raised by 100WHF will help to expand these programs, especially focusing on the summer camps and homework club programs in Geneva, Vaud and Zurich.

Commenting on the Gala, Joy Tong, ASK's founder, said: "Wednesday night was a remarkable success, most especially for all of the families served by ASK. Thanks to the incredible generosity of 100WHF and the guests gathered this week, we will be able to expand our efforts and reach out to more children with special needs across Switzerland. For this, I am extremely grateful and humbled."

"100WHF's philanthropic activities have the greatest impact when we leverage our collective abilities, expertise and relationships in order to give back to the community," said Claire Smith, 100WHF London Board Champion for Switzerland. "We in Switzerland were delighted to partner with ASK to allow it to extend its programs, through which all special needs children can feel understood, cared for, and valued for his and her individuality. We hope that the funds raised at the Geneva Gala and other 100WHF fundraising events in Switzerland to be held in December will contribute significantly to helping these children better cope and ultimately succeed in their lives."

To make a donation to All Special Kids, please contact the Geneva Philanthropy Committee at phigen@100womeninhedgefunds.org.

www.100womeninhedgefunds.org

Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Regulatory - David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge, Carried interest tax: How much does it matter?, Odey sees 'terrifying' mix in MiFID, tapering, asset values, Hedge funds come together to share cost of MiFID and research, SEC turns up the heat on U.S. investment advisers, India's Sebi asks hedge funds to report investments in commodity derivatives[more]

    David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge From CNBC.com: David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the R

  2. North America - Puerto Rico rejects loan offers, accusing hedge funds of trying to profit off hurricanes[more]

    From TheIintercept.com: Puerto Rico has rejected a bondholder group's offer to issue the territory additional debt as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Officials with Puerto Rico's Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said the offer was "not viable" and would harm the islan

  3. Investing - WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund, Sun co-founder sells secretive hedge fund on big chip trade[more]

    WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund From Cityam.com: An American hedge fund has mounted a bet against WPP, the world's largest advertising group, with a trade worth almost £90m. Lone Pine Capital has built a short position worth 0.51 per cent of the FTSE 100 company,

  4. Hedge funds up as industry adjusts to rising rates[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass

  5. Manager Profile - How the world's hedge fund king used 'idea meritocracy' to become a billionaire[more]

    From Forbes.com: In 1982, Ray Dalio made what he calls the biggest mistake of his life. He made a bet that there would be an economic collapse stemming from a debt crisis. And he was wrong. He lost money. He lost his client's money. He had to let people go from his firm and borrow money from his dad