On October third over 160 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community came together to show their support for the fund raising initiative of the Alternatives 4 Children foundation. As a result of the gala, the foundation raised more than €100,000 to support the causes which the charity is supporting.
The money raised enables the organization to fulfill its prime objective: providing support for children in need. Organizations that will benefit include the Edelweiss school in Bangalore, India; the Scarab school in Mali; Tiny Miracles in India; Day For Change in The Netherlands; and Kamitei in Tanzania.
“After concluding our second gala dinner I think we can say two things: first, we have successfully built a franchise that is the event of the year to attend in the Netherlands for the alternative investment community and secondly we can show that the same community is able to give back to society in a positive way," said Marc de Kloe, head of alternative investments at ABN Amro and co-founder of the Alternatives 4 Children Foundation.
“Lyxor has a strong commitment to contribute to a better society and Alternatives 4 Children provides an excellent platform for expressing this. Our guests have enjoyed a very well organized evening and a great ambiance. We were proud to be the Magnificent Heart Supporter of the Alternatives 4 Children charity gala dinner and would like to thank the entire team for their great work and dedication,” said Tim Soetens, director of business developments in the Netherlands for Lyxor Asset Management.
“BlackRock believes in the power of education. For this reason we are delighted to help Alternatives 4 Children reaching their goals as providing education to children who are in need of education,” added Bob Hendriks, sales director at BlackRock.