San Francisco 49ers team up with Hedge Funds Care to prevent child abuse
San Francisco 49ers chief executive Jed York, players, coaches, alumni and cheerleaders will attend the 12th Annual San Francisco “Open Your Heart to the Children” benefit organised by Hedge Funds Care and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation.
The annual event is an opportunity for the hedge fund industry to recognise and work with a football team to support child abuse prevention and treatment programmes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The event will be held on 18 April at The Bently Reserve (301 Battery Street, San Francisco). More than 400 hedge fund managers, investors and service providers are expected to attend the event which will feature cocktails, dinner, dessert, a silent auction, raffle and wine-tasting with participation from more than 10 local wineries.
“This event gives the hedge fund industry a unique opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to improving the Bay Area community,” says event co-chair Peter Lardner, a managing director of prime brokerage services at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco. “Funds raised by the event help support grantee organisations whose mission is to support at-risk children throughout the year.”
Last year’s event raised over USD800,000 through contributions from more than 500 attendees.
“The 49ers Foundation’s mission is to support initiatives to keep kids ‘Save, On Track, and In School.’ We are honoured to be working with Hedge Funds Care again this year to help bring raise funds to further this objective and eradicate child abuse,” says Joanne Pasternack, executive director of the 49ers Foundation. “With the Open Your Heart to the Children benefit, not only are those gathered helping to raise funds, but they are also bringing visibility to an important issue in our community.”
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