The 12th Annual Midwest Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit organised by Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC) raised over USD670,000.
The money will be distributed to local Midwest charities that work to prevent and treat child abuse through HFC’s rigorous granting process.
The benefit brings together the hedge fund, proprietary trading, private equity, and venture capital communities to provide direct support for local Chicago charities that prevent and treat child abuse.
Edward Haravon of Spot Trading and Benji Wolken of Ernst & Young are this year’s Midwest Committee of Hearts co-chairs.
The 5th Annual Kelly Lively Award for outstanding commitment to the prevention and treatment of child abuse was presented to Sheffield Asset Management managing member Brian Feltzin.
“In its most recent grant making year Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children supported service to over 50,000 people, including many in the Midwest,” says Dr Kathryn Conroy, executive director and CEO of HFC. “By attending and sponsoring the Midwest benefit, the financial and business community further empower the vital work of our local grantees in the areas of prevention, interventions, research, advocacy and training.”
Haravon says: “It is an honour for us to be allied with the life-changing support that our grantee organisations deliver to the community each and every day.”