Over 220 guests from Asia’s alternative investments industry attended Hedge Funds Care (Asia)/Help for Children Asia’s inaugural annual benefit gala on Monday, 4 May.
The benefit gala was held at the Exchange Auditorium at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) courtesy of HKEx. The night was aimed at raising both awareness and funds to support programs that can help treatment and prevention of child abuse across Asia.
“We are so appreciative of the support and generosity that Hedge Funds Care Asia has received from the hedge fund community at our inaugural benefit,” says Jean Sung, Chairman of Hedge Funds Care Asia. “With the money we raised, at risk children in Asia will be given the chance to receive support and services from the programs that are in line with Hedge Funds Care Asia’s mission.”
Fundraising efforts were made through silent and live auctions, raffle sales as well as direct donations from patrons. The live auction items included a day out on Ffreefire 70 Super Yacht from Sam Chan, super yacht experience from Jebsen Marine, golf trip in Mauritius by Air Mauritius & Constance Hotels, a party package with Yuto Miyazawa who is the Guinness Book of World Records’ Youngest Professional Guitar Player; and a Himalayan powder quest with K-Line Adventures.
Proceeds raised from the gala will go to support programs that treat and prevent child abuse in the Asia region.
Sponsors for the evening included Akin Gump Strauss & Feld LLP, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Citco, Ernst & Young, EZE Software Group, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, LIM Advisors, Northern Trust, PwC, Myriad Asset Management, Sidley Austin, SinoPac Solutions, Simmons & Simmons, State Street, Tybourne Capital Management, Walkers and many other individual sponsors.
“We’d like to thank our auction donors, table sponsors, guests and volunteers as it was a very memorable night. We look forward to creating other events that can further Hedge Funds Care Asia’s footprint in the region to help those abused children with positive interventions,” says Sung.