HFC 6th Annual Poker Tournament Fundraising Event

Hedge Funds Care, also known as Help For Children (HFC), is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse.

HFC has 2 goals:

•To raise as much money as possible to fund the programs that do the preventing and treating.

•To showcase the philanthropy of the hedge fund and finance industries.

This mission is accomplished by raising money and granting it to child welfare organizations throughout the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom.

Money raised is distributed locally to community-based nonprofit organizations that address child abuse in the following ways:

•    EDUCATION (PRIMARY PREVENTION) to enhance awareness and understanding of abuse and neglect for children, parents, and professionals in the community

•    PREVENTION services to at-risk children and families

•    INTERVENTIONS for children who have been physically or sexually abused and support services to non-offending family members

•    RESEARCH on best practices in child welfare

•    ADVOCACY to improve child welfare

•    TRAINING to equip paraprofessionals and professionals to provide child abuse prevention and treatment services

Join Help For Children in creating safety, security and stability in the lives of children who need it the most.

HFC has its’ 6th Annual Poker-Tournament-Fundraising-Event coming up in San Francisco, California on January 21, 2016 and we want you to register!

Tickets include a hosted bar and hors d-oeuvres. There is also an early bird special available for a few more days!

If you buy your tickets before December 15, you will receive an extra $500 in poker chips.

 Can’t make the event but want to donate a gift or contribution? No problem! You can do that here.

See details for the event on the flyer below:


HFC Annual Holiday Party 2015

Hedge Funds Care, also known as Help For Children (HFC), is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse. Its 2 goals are to raise as much money as possible to fund the programs that do the preventing and treating as well as to showcase the philanthropy of the hedge fund and finance industries.

Please join us for our annual HFC Holiday Party this December in New York City! The HFC community will gather to toast to the season and celebrate a successful year. Our event will take place on Monday, December 7 at American Whiskey at 247 West 30th Street. There is limited capacity so make sure you register ASAP. Tickets are $100 each.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to give a gift, that is always welcome. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible and will change a child’s life. You can click here to register for the event or to contribute a gift. Thanks for your generous support!

100 Women in Hedge Funds: Philanthropy

evan katz: 100 women in hedge funds100 Women in Hedge Funds, founded in 2001, is now a globally recognized association that contains over 13,000 professional women with vast experience in the alternative investment industry. These women range from investors to female professionals within a wide range of financial services. 100 Women in Hedge Funds is known for its involvement in charity and various dedicated volunteer efforts led by its top members.

Through education, professional leverage initiatives, and philanthropy, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has made profound efforts for communities across the globe. According to their website, 100 Women in Hedge Funds are “educators, mentors, innovators, leaders, supporters, inspirers, influencers, motivators, partners, pioneers, and volunteers,” (100womeninhedgefunds.org). One of the organization’s most famous member is Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, who has attended numerous gala events for the organization’s philanthropy efforts.

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Kate Middleton attending a gala sponsored by 100 Women in Hedge Funds

Over the years, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has enabled its members to make important differences in their communities through a series of philanthropic initiatives. Some of the organizations most notable successes (according to their website) have been:

  • Raising over $36 million for charities focused on women’s and family health, education, and mentoring
  • Fundraising initiatives including annual Galas and other supporting fundraising events throughout the year
  • Greatly impacting the lives of approximately 371,000 people through fundraising

HFC’s Annual New York Committee of Hope Fall Fete

This year’s annual New York Committee of Hope Fall Fete, sponsored by Hedge Funds Care, will take place on September 30th at the World Trade Center, One World Observatory on the 102nd Floor.

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A view of NYC from the One World Trade Center Observatory.

In past years there have been over 400 industry professionals that helped to raise more than $200,000 – all proceeds donated to the HFC’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse. Each year, the New York Committee of Hope strives to surpass prior year’s fundraising totals and hope that professionals in the hedge fund world will be eager to attend the event.

The pricing of the event is divided up into tiers of “hearts” depending on how great of a donation one gives. A “Warm Heart” donation resides at $275 per ticket, a “Big Heart Sponsor” sits at $5,000 each for 5 attendees, an “Open Heart Sponsor” allocates to 8 attendees for $10,000 each, a “Generous Heart Sponsor” is given to 12 attendees for $15,000 each, and finally, a “Sweet Heart Sponsor” resides at $25,000 each for 15 attendees.

Remember, whichever heart you affiliate with is appreciated immensely. Be sure to sign up for the Fall Fete event on HFC’s website here.

How Hedge Funds Influence Philanthropy

Hedge funds have a great influence on the world of philanthropy, filled with wonderful role models – some of whom you may know, others who are more quiet. For example, Paul Jones, founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, is one of the many public faces in the philanthropy culture associated with hedge funds.

In a recent video published by InstitutionalInvestor.com, Michael Novogratz, Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group, explains how hedge funds play a vital role in philanthropies across the globe, noting that the best kind of economy a country can have is one where cultures are developed by positive impact – not just by the people who are giving away money, but by the ones who actually use money to have a great influence on the betterment of humanity.

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Michael Novogratz, Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group

Novogratz goes on to explain how hedge fund experts have more of an incentive to donate to causes that they are involved with in order to become active members of their communities and the cities they live in. Take the Robin Hood Foundation, which is known for being the largest poverty-fighting organization in New York City. Upon finding the organization, Paul Jones recognized the talent hedge fund experts had for raising money, and used those talents to the advantage and advancement of New York, a city very close to his heart and to the world of hedge funds. Because many people who work in the hedge fund industry are located in New York City, the Robin Hood Foundation thrives on passionate members who truly want to make the city poverty-free. Since its beginning in 1988, the foundation has raised over $1.95 billion – incredible!

In addition, hedge fund experts and investors are well-acquainted with developing strategies in order to make a profit, which is why philanthropies who are affiliated with hedge funds tend to have a large impact on their specific cause. Novogratz says that “in the hedge fund community and the tech community there are pockets where people really have unbelievable influence, and more of a responsibility for that part of the world to help. I have a feeling that it’s going to turn into excitement.”

About Hedge Funds Care

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Hedge Funds Care is an international charity that aims to prevent and treat child abuse.  Supported predominantly by the hedge fund industry, Hedge Funds Care’s main goals are to raise as much money as they can to fund programs that teach about preventing and treating child abuse, and to showcase the philanthropy within financial industries (the hedge fund industry in particular).

Hedge Funds Care, also widely known as Help For Children, is the only grantmaking public charity with child abuse awareness as their primary focus when it comes to fundraising.  Throughout the U.S., the Cayman Islands, the U.K., and Canada, money is granted towards various child welfare organizations through a plethora of events hosted by hedge fund companies and associations across the globe.  Since 1998, HFC has totaled over $41 million in funding to raise awareness, treat, and prevent child abuse.

The money raised throughout these events is distributed to local nonprofit organizations whose missions also revolve around child abuse.  For the United States in particular, fundraising events take place in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and New York. By dispersing the money into education tools, prevention services, interventions, research, training, and advocacy, there is hope that people all over the world will be more aware and understanding of the different types of child abuse that occur each day. With education placed as the primary prevention method, enhanced awareness and knowledge of abuse and neglect for parents, children, and professionals in the community is the ultimate and most dominant goal of the charity.

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In recent HFC news, the 8th Annual Denver Golf Tournament will take place this coming July at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado. The tournament will start promptly at 7:30 in the morning and will include multiple golf contests throughout the day along with lunch and cocktails.  For more information about the event, please check out HFC’s website here.