The Philanthropy Committee seeks to introduce high performing nonprofits in New York City to members of the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable so that our members can become engaged through volunteer opportunities in support of these charities. The work of the Committee is driven by our members and their expressed desire to give back to the community.
The Roundtable is pleased to announce a collaboration and fundraising challenge from Hedge Funds Care, which is an international, non-profit organization whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse. Hedge Funds Care has challenged the Roundtable to raise at least $35,000 over the next twelve months. These funds will be used to support their very important work. Hedge Funds Care is a highly-respected non-profit organization, supported largely by the hedge fund industry. Their mission is accomplished by making grants to child welfare organizations throughout the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom. Hedge Funds Care is the only grant-making, public charity that focuses exclusively on preventing and treating child abuse. Child abuse is one of the most underfunded causes, unlike other childhood issues, as there is no natural constituency to advocate on children’s behalf. In the United States alone, there are 3.3 million reports of child abuse each year, representing approximately 10 million children. Child abuse and neglect is a hidden problem, happening usually behind the closed doors of the house or apartment. Child abuse occurs across all socio-economic, religious, racial, ethnic and class divides. In 2010 alone, Hedge Funds Care served 37,560 individuals. Since its inception in 1998, Hedge Funds Care has awarded over 728 grants totaling over $25 million. Please help us meet this challenge by going to the Hedge Funds Care website to make your generous donation. Thank you!
SEO Alternative Investments was founded in 1963 with a mission to provide talented and motivated young people from underserved and underrepresented communities with access to superior educational and career opportunities. SEO provides education, training, access, and mentoring to talented professionals historically underrepresented in the alternative investments sector. The program includes a fellowship for investment banking analysts and an annual conference
YAB conducts one of the most innovative leadership-training programs for youth in the marketplace today. The vision of Youth About Business is to provide an innovative training program to prepare youth to be successful in a business environment. Our mission is to expose youth to business theory and principles through our experiential learning model. We work primarily with high school students, and we serve a very diverse population of young people.