100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) held its eighth annual Gala in Geneva at the Grand Hôtel Kempinski, raising over CHF210,000 for the benefit of Solidarité Femmes.
The net funds raised will specifically be used for a project providing mentoring support to mothers and children who suffer from the effects of domestic violence.
More than 220 members from across the finance industry attended the 100WHF Geneva Gala. Local State Counsellor Mauro Poggia, in charge of employment, social affairs and health department, was among the attendees. Caroline Lang from Sotheby’s led a live silent auction and guests had the opportunity to participate. Yael Naim and DJ Katro Zauber provided the entertainment.
Beatrice Cortellini, executive director of Solidarité Femmes, congratulated the Geneva Gala committee on the success of the event, and thanked all the sponsors and all attendees. She stressed how important the funds raised at the Gala were for Solidarite Femmes – and specifically its “Ouvrons la porte” project.
Anna Chevallier, the 100WHF London board member responsible for Swiss philanthropic initiatives, says: “100WHF is delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this important cause.”