100WHF-Stanford PACS Conference: Alpha & Altruism

100 Women in Hedge Funds Stanford PACS Standford Social Review

Our Mission and Ethos

100 Women in Hedge Funds, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Stanford Social Innovation Review are proud to co-sponsor one of the world’s first hedge fund conferences to donate all net proceeds to philanthropy and to focus on a double bottom line. The three organizations' partnership was born out of a shared vision to not only build more innovative fundraising models, but also to create a powerful platform that could channel the power of finance for social change.

How can we inspire collaboration between foundations, allocators, and asset managers that transcends checkbook philanthropy, that pushes the envelope in terms social impact and innovation? Who are the hedge fund professionals fighting for social change when no one is watching? Where are you on your own philanthropic journey, where do you want to go, and how can 100WHF's new platform help you get there?

Oftentimes professionals have the misconception that to create social change, they must be a philanthropist. Yet, the lines between corporations creating absolute returns and social returns are blurring, innovating, and expanding like they have never before. By attending this conference you are helping lead and strengthen a new community of investors.

We hope you can join us for this world-first event that will unite, educate, and inspire A New Era of Alpha and Altruism.

Sincerely,
The 100 Women in Hedge Funds Boston Philanthropy Committee

About the Conference Hosts

100 Women in Hedge Funds

100 Women in Hedge Funds is a global, practitioner-driven non-profit organization serving over 12,000 alternative investment management investors and professionals through educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives.  Formed in 2001, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted close to 400 events globally, connected more than 250 senior women through Peer Advisory Groups and raised nearly $30 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's health, education and mentoring.

Stanford PACS

The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society, and effect social change. Stanford PACS connects students, scholars and practitioners and publishes the preeminent journal, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). Stanford PACS is a research center for students, scholars and practitioners to explore and share ideas that create social change. Its primary participants are Stanford faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and nonprofit and foundation practitioners.
For more information visit: http://pacscenter.stanford.edu.

Standford Social Review

Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues. SSIR bridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. SSIR covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights. Its aim is both to inform and to inspire.
For more information visit: http://www.ssireview.org.

About the Beneficiary

Clinton Foundation
About The William J. Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001 President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 4 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 12,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 26,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2.2 million tons of greenhouse gases cut or abated in some of the world’s largest cities. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,100 commitments that have already improved the lives of 400 million people in more than 180 countries.

 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
About Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation's leading public health threats-childhood obesity. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by 2015, and to empower kids nationwide to make healthy lifestyle choices. Founded in 2005 by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, the Alliance works to positively affect the places that can make a difference in a child's health: homes, schools, doctor's offices, and communities. For more information, visit www.healthiergeneration.org.