Over 500 leaders within the alternative asset management community attended Help For Children’s 19th annual NYC Hedge Funds Care Gala on March 2, 2017 in support of the organization’s mission of preventing and treating child abuse. The Gala, held at the American Museum of Natural History in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, raised over $1.4 million in support HFC’s grant making – protecting and healing children from abuse across the tri state area.
The Gala recognized Goldman Sachs as the HFC 2017 Finance Industry Honoree in recognition of their long-standing commitment to HFC and their mission of preventing and treating child abuse. Don MacNeal, HFC’s Global Board Treasurer, spoke of the generous support that Goldman Sachs has made to HFC over the past 19 years, “Through the firm’s philanthropic contributions and through the grant recommendations made by the firm’s partners through Goldman Sachs Gives, Goldman Sachs continues to inspire others to support HFC’s core work of protecting and healing children.” Receiving the award on behalf of Goldman Sachs was Dean Backer, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Chair of the Board of Directors of HFC, and Anne Black, President of Goldman Sachs Gives.
“Helping children is a cause near and dear to many of our partners’ hearts, myself included,” said Dean Backer in accepting the award. “We are fortunate that there are so many organizations – like Help for Children – working tirelessly to help the world’s most vulnerable.”
Since 1998, HFC has distributed over $47 million in grants, positively impacting the lives of over 87,000 children and families annually.