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Chicago financial communities join forces at the Hedge Funds Care annual benefit

Chicago Skyline at Night October 1, 2009
Chicago Skyline at Night October 1, 2009
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Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC) Presents:

12th Annual Midwest “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit

The Benefit brings together the hedge fund, proprietary trading, private equity and venture capital communities to provide direct support for local charities that prevent and treat child abuse. Edward Haravon of Spot Trading and Benji Wolken of Ernst & Young LLP are this year’s Chicago Committee of Hearts Co-Chairs.

The 5th Annual Kelly Lively Memorial Award for outstanding commitment to the prevention and treatment of child abuse will be presented to Sheffield Asset Management, L.L.C. Michael Elrad Senior Managing Partner of GEM Realty Capital, the 2013 honoree, will be in attendance to present this prestigious award.

Top executives from other sponsors including Grosvenor Capital Management, Mesirow Financial, Aurora Capital Management, Citadel, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Spot Trading L.L.C., DLA Piper LLC, and CBOE are also slated to attend.

“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,” said Dr. Kathryn Conroy, Executive Director and CEO of HFC.

This event is the primary fund raising effort for the Midwest HFC chapter, which supports innovative and best-in-class charities that provide direct services to abused and neglected children. Current Midwest grantees include Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Casa Central Social Services, Chicago Child Care Society, Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County, Children's Research Triangle (CRT), Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, The Family Defense Center, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Juvenile Protective Association, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, North American Alliance of Child Helplines / BeCause Foundation, Teen Parent Connection, The Thresholds, and Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

Date: Thursday May 8th, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. CST

Venue: JW Marriott, 151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

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