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David Gregory to be Master of Ceremonies at 100 Women in Hedge Funds' New York Gala on November 13, 2013 to benefit Best Buddies

June 10, 2013

New York, NY - June 10, 2013 - 100 Women in Hedge Funds (“100WHF”), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the alternative investments industry, today announces David Gregory, NBC Journalist and host of "Meet the Press", will be the Master of Ceremonies at the annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 13, 2013. Funds raised at the 100WHF New York Gala and other fundraisers in the United States this year will benefit Best Buddies, 100WHF's 2013 US beneficiary. Best Buddies is a global nonprofit that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

100WHF's three core pillars are Education, Peer Leverage and Philanthropy. 100WHF's philanthropic mission is to leverage its collective abilities and expertise in order to give back to the global community, and to date, 100WHF has raised close to $28 million for charitable causes. Every year, 100WHF’s philanthropic theme rotates between Women's and Family Health, Education, and Mentoring. 100WHF’s Board of Directors then selects one charity within the annual theme in the US, UK, and Switzerland, respectively, as that year’s beneficiary for all regional fundraising activity. The philanthropic theme for 2013 is mentoring.

Firms and individuals interested in sponsorships, purchasing tables and tickets for the New York City Gala on November 13, 2013, or making a donation, please contact Gala Sales.

About Best Buddies International (www.bestbuddies.org)
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ eight formal programs—Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters—engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.

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