On October 26th, Help For Children (HFC) presented its First Annual HFC Rocks featuring The Goo Goo Dolls and The Record Company. The sold out concert was a huge success, raising close to $1 million to support organizations that prevent and treat child abuse. Over 550 members of the alternative asset management industry were in attendance.

Presenting sponsors for the concert included Ellington Management, Wheelock Street Capital, Fortress Investment Group, Graham Capital, Paloma Partners and Pershing Square Capital. Concert sponsors included Context Summits, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, PwC, EY, Hunton & Williams and Insider.

“The proceeds from the concert will play a significant role in HFC’s ability to provide grants to protect and heal children,” said Renée Skolaski, Executive Director and CEO of HFC. “I would like to thank Mike Vranos of Ellington Management for his leadership in launching this first annual event. We were glad to see so many of our supporters join us to HELP the cause, ENJOY a great evening and CONNECT with new and old friends and colleagues.”

HFC is a global foundation with one overriding mission – the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Established in 1998, HFC has grown from a single fundraising event in NYC to a global foundation that operates in 7 countries in 12 cities. Over the past twenty years, HFC has provided close to $50 million in grants to organizations that protect and heal children.

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