The 100 Women In Hedge Funds' New York Gala raised $1.6 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the oldest youth mentoring organization in the US, and honored Chairman and CEO Dorothy Collins Weaver of Collins Capital Investments.
Since its inception in 2001, 100WHF has raised roughly $20 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women's health, education and mentoring worldwide. Each year, 100WHF's Board of Directors selects charitable organizations in the US and Europe to be the organization's philanthropic focus.
100 Women in Hedge Funds presented two awards at the Gala:
- The 2010 Industry Leadership Award honored Dorothy Collins Weaver, chairman & CEO of Collins Capital Investments, in recognition of the "talent, ethics and passion that make her a pioneer and an inspiration in the hedge fund industry."
- The 2010 Effecting Change Award recipient, T. Boone Pickens, Founder and Chairman of BP Capital, was recognized for his dedication and many generous contributions he has made in support of mentoring initiatives.
Anne Popkin, Chair of the Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, comments: "The Gala is an opportunity to commend those who, through their influence and leadership, have made a difference in our community. We chose Dorothy Collins Weaver for the Industry Leadership Award because of her professional accomplishments in the hedge fund industry."
Last night's New York Gala follows on from the success of 100 Women in Hedge Funds' London Gala in September benefiting Centrepoint, the UK's leading national youth homeless charity. The European Galas collectively raised approximately $1 million for these charities.
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