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Press Coverage of Geneva Gala 2012
Article in Tribune de Genève
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Wealth Briefing: 100WHF Raise Impressive Sum For ASK Charity
100 Women in Hedge Funds has raised nearly SFr 300,000 ($316,500) for All Special Kids, a non-profit Geneva-based support and enrichment organisation for special needs children and their parents which 100WHF has chosen as the beneficiary for its 2012 fundraising efforts.
Each year, 100WHF’s board of directors select charitable organisations in the US and Europe within rotating themes of health and education.
The 100WHF 5th annual gala was held at Geneva’s grand Hotel Kempinski last week, and was attended by 210 professionals from across the European alternatives industry.
“We in Switzerland were delighted to partner with ASK to allow it to extend its programmes, 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," said Claire Smith, 100WHF’s London board champion for Switzerland.
Since forming in 2001, 100WHF has raised over $25 million globally for various charities in women’s and family health, and mentoring and education, which are main focus areas for the organisation.
ASK, founded in 2003, runs programmes for children with special needs and learning difficulties aimed at enabling them to become independent members of society. Additionally, ASK’s CARE programme offers parents a forum to network with each other and provides specialist referral services, educational assessment and coping skill workshops.
Funds raised by 100WHF will help to expand on programmes across Geneva, Vaud and Zurich.
Hedge Fund Journal: 100WHF raise CHF 300,000
100 Women in Hedge Funds ("100WHF") has raised almost CHF 300,000 for All Special Kids (“ASK”), a Geneva-based support and enrichment non-profit organisation for special needs children and their parents, at its 5th Annual Geneva Gala night. 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.
"Wednesday night was a remarkable success, most especially for all of the families served by ASK,” said Joy Tong, ASK’s founder. “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."
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