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Kathryn A. Hall, Hall Capital Partners, to receive 100 Women in Hedge Funds Industry Leadership Award at the 2009 New York Gala

July 14, 2009
Kathryn A. Hall, Hall Capital Partners, to receive
100 Women in Hedge Funds Industry Leadership Award

New York, NY - July 14, 2009 -- 100 Women in Hedge Funds today announced that Kathryn A. Hall, CEO and CIO of Hall Capital Partners, based in San Francisco, will be awarded the 100 Women in Hedge Funds 2009 Industry Leadership Award at its New York Gala, on November 18, 2009.

Each year, the organization identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethic, and passion for investing help define and advance the hedge fund industry's standards of excellence.

Past awardees include Sonia Gardner, Avenue Capital; Jane Mendillo, Harvard Management Company; and Anne Dinning, D. E. Shaw group.

As CEO and CIO of a firm managing more than $17 billion in assets, Ms. Hall’s professional success and legacy are widely recognized, and include serving as a General Partner of HFS Management Partners (predecessor to Farallon Capital Partners) and an early advisor to hedge fund investors. "Katie stands out for her long history of working closely with investors to navigate the difficult landscape of hedge fund investing. She has bona fides as both an investor and hedge fund manger, and that experience gives her an especially insightful perspective in the current turbulent market," noted Lauren Malafronte, Director, Barclays Capital and Board member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Foundation. "Katie has a well-established reputation for communication with investors; her leadership in this area makes her a role model for so many women in the industry."

Ms. Hall is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Hall Capital Partners LLC which she founded as Laurel Management Company in 1994.

Previously, Ms. Hall was a General Partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989. Prior to that, she was a General Partner of HFS Management Partners, HFS Partners I, and Hellman & Friedman. Ms. Hall began her career at Morgan Stanley where she worked in both the risk arbitrage and mergers & acquisitions departments. Ms. Hall graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Currently, Ms. Hall is chair of the Board of Directors of Princeton University Investment Company ("PRINCO") and a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. She serves on the advisory boards of Riva Capital Partners (Abrams Capital), Qiming Venture Partners, and General Catalyst Fund (Fund III). She also serves on the Board and Investment Committee of the UCSF Foundation, the Boards of The Thacher School and the San Francisco Ballet Association, and the Board of Regents for St. Ignatius College Preparatory.

Ms. Hall will accept the award at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala in New York City on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. at Cipriani 42nd Street. This year’s theme is Education and net proceeds from the NY Gala will be given to Computers for Youth.

To purchase tables, inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to make an auction donation for the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Annual New York Gala on November 18, 2009, please contact:

Stefanie Frese
NY Gala Chair
100 Women in Hedge Funds
email: gala@100womeninhedgefunds.org

About 100 Women in Hedge Funds
100 Women in Hedge Funds serves over 10,000 alternative investment management investors and practitioners through unique educational, professional leverage and philanthropic initiatives. Since its first session in 2002, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 150 events globally, connected more than 150 senior women through Peer Advisory Councils and raised in excess of $15 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's health, education and mentoring.

About Computers for Youth (www.cfy.org)
Computers for Youth (CFY) helps low-income children do better in school by improving their learning environment at home. Their approach is innovative and effective. CFY partners with high-poverty middle schools to improve the educational resources in students' homes, enhance parent-child interaction around learning, and help teachers connect classroom learning with the home. Their innovative technology (top-notch educational software loaded onto refurbished computers) in conjunction with family training both enriches students' home learning environment and increases the confidence of their parents as learning partners. A study with ETS has shown that the CFY program has an impact on students' math test scores and has consistently boosted academic engagement. CFY began operations in 1999 and now operates in five cities: New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. In less than 10 years, they have reached almost 20,000 families across the country and have already begun to build an affiliate network to support like-minded organizations in all 50 U.S. states. Given that children spend only 13% of their waking hours in school, CFY believes we must reach into their homes -- the place where children practice what they learn, explore new worlds, and interact with the adults who care the most about their success.

100 Women in Hedge Funds Foundation Board of Directors
Mimi Drake, Defiance Asset Management, LLC; Kristin Fox; Dana B. Hall, D. E. Shaw & Co., L. P.; Carol Kim, Blackstone Group; Lauren Malafronte, Barclays Capital; Anne Popkin, BlueCrest Capital Management; Mindy Posoff; Eve Teich, Silver Point Capital; Joan Werner, Ramius Capital Group.

Executive Director
Amanda Pullinger

For media information, please contact:
Natasha Fedorow
100 Women in Hedge Funds
Phone: (908) 273-6321
E-mail: media@100womeninhedgefunds.org
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