Uma Thurman Helps Hedgie’s Daughter Raise Money For Liberia

Jun 12 2009 | 12:11pm ET

Uma Thurman is not just an actress. She’s also a powerhouse hedge fund charity fundraiser.

Less than a week after helping fiancée Arpad Busson, who runs hedge fund EIM, raise more than $25 million for his charity, Thurman was back at it in New York on Wednesday, pitching in to help another hedge fund manager’s daughter raise money for a poor Liberian village.

The event, at the ever-fashionable Butter in Manhattan, was put on by Eugenie Iseman, daughter of Caxton Associates chief Frederick Iseman, Bloomberg News report. It raised $375,000 for the International Rescue Committee and will be used to help the village of Karnplay, with Eugenie visited last year. Thurman and Busson contributed $25,000 to furnish a hospital operating room.

Thurman, a friend of the Iseman family, even took the microphone yet again, following her standing-on-a-chair pleas for greater generosity at Busson’s gala in London.

“Eugenie, I commend you for brining us her tonight,” she said.


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