Editor's Note

HFC To Honor Marathon’s Bruce Richards At Annual Charity Gala

Feb 3 2014 | 9:27am ET by Deirdre Brennan

In recognition of his extraordinary dedication to philanthropy, Marathon Asset Management’s Bruce Richards will be presented with the Award for Caring during the 16th Annual New York Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit, which takes place on Thursday, March 6.

The gala, the largest gathering that Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children holds worldwide, will bring together 1,000 hedge fund executives to honor the work of industry luminary and active philanthropy participant, Richards, and to raise funds to help prevent and treat child abuse in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
 
Dean Backer, President of HFC and Global Head of Sales and Capital Introduction in the Global Securities Services business at Goldman Sachs, said “I am personally thrilled that one of our preeminent hedge fund leaders would accept the HFC Award for Caring. Bruce Richards and Marathon Asset Management have been significant supporters of HFC and are very deserving of this honor.”
 
The Co-chairs for this year's gala are Gerry Polizzi, Managing Director and Senior Prime Brokerage Relationship Manager for UBS Prime Services, and Dylan Curley, Managing Director and Head of Business Development, Hedge Funds America, at J.P. Morgan.
 
Richards said, “Hedge Funds Care is an amazing organization, working to protect the welfare of our most precious gift, children. I am honored to contribute to the essential work Hedge Fund Care does to help prevent child abuse.”
 
The gala will unite executives from across the hedge fund industry, including representatives from SAC Capital Advisors, Two Sigma Investments, Pershing Square Capital Management, and many more. This special evening will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, networking, a silent auction, and live entertainment by Hank Lane Music. A limited number of individual tickets, sponsorship packages, and program journal ads are still available. For inquiries please contact Valerie Giannuzzi at vgiannuzzi@hfc.org.
 
Help For Children, also known as Hedge Funds Care, is an international charity dedicated to funding programs focused on preventing and treating child abuse. Since its inception in 1998, HFC has awarded over 1,000 grants totaling more than $37 million.


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