Alternative investment community steps up again to tackle child abuse amid Covid-19 setbacks in prevention and treatment


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tuesday, May 10and Help For Children (HFC) will host the 22n/a Annual Spring Gala at the Plaza. The presenting sponsor and winner of the evening is EY, the hedge fund industry’s largest professional services firm. HFC is proud to celebrate our honored mission, Natalie DeakJaros, HFC Treasurer, Global Board Member, Finance Committee Chair and Executive Committee Member. She is a partner in the EY Financial Services Organization (FSO) and co-leads the EY Americas Wealth and Asset Management (WAM) business, also acting as FSO Audit Lead. Ms. Deak Jaros has a long track record of supporting many alternative managers from their start-up phase through to full operation, helping them build a sustainable infrastructure capable of meeting both short-term needs and long-term goals. term. Natalie is passionate about the industry and equally passionate about the welfare and education of children. Previously, she served on the HFC’s NY Grant Committee, where she worked with academic experts and met with potential grantees.

“I am proud to be part of an industry that has taken collective action to put the well-being of children first – globally and locally,” said Deak Jaros. “For me, it’s important to have an impact on a cause that is close to my heart. As a parent, as a New York resident, and as an industry leader, I consider it my responsibility to make a difference. I am proud of what we continue to accomplish for HFC.

“We are thrilled to have the annual HFC New York Gala back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Our gala steering committee, consisting of myself, Jennifer Ancker Whelen of Graham Capital Management, Joe Fisher of KPMG, Jay Peller of Citco Fund Services and Glen Dailey of Glen Asset Management, proudly works on behalf of the gala, one of main Help For Children events. . “In light of the decrease in incident reporting due to the pandemic, we need to maximize our support for our grantees as they work to prevent and address child abuse,” said Dean Backer, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the HFC Global Board of Directors. “We thank our long-time sponsors and supporters for their support of children and families in the New York metropolitan area.”

According to HFC Acting Executive Director Sumudu Waas, MSW, “Early on in the pandemic, child safety advocates warned of many unreported incidents of child abuse due to continued abuse. distance learning. School officials and teachers have been unable to point out signs of child abuse during their usual face-to-face contact with students. We are committed to funding the best programs to reach these children and families and provide them with access to the services they need.

In 2021, HFC distributed over $1.3 million in grants. Our grantees and HFCs are committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse by investing in the most effective advocacy, research, education and counseling programs that care for children and empower families. All proceeds from the evening support HFC’s tireless efforts to combat child abuse in the New York metropolitan area.

Join Help for children and the Alternative investment sector for a memorable evening at the Plaza. For more information and to purchase sponsors or tickets, please contact Lynn Fisher at [email protected]

About child support

Help For Children (HFC), is a global foundation founded in 1998 and dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse through the support of the Alternative Investment community. As one of the industry’s leading charities, Help For Children raises much-needed funds to fight child abuse in 10 locations around the world and has raised $57 million since its inception. Funds raised at each HFC site are distributed locally within that community. HFC has a local impact with a global footprint. For more information, visit


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