100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), a non-profit organisation for professionals in the alternative investments industry, has named the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) as the beneficiary of 2014 100WHF Cayman fundraising activities, including the inaugural 100WHFCayman Gala to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
CICC is the only women's safe house in the Cayman Islands and has provided housing, counselling and support services to more than 700 women and their children since its inception in 2003.
100WHF’s mission was established on three core pillars: industry education, peer leverage and philanthropy.
Philanthropically 100WHF aims to utilise its collective abilities and expertise in order to give back to the local community in an impactful way. To date the organisation has raised $33 million (gross) globally for philanthropic causes. The global philanthropic theme for 2014 is women and family health and will continue to rotate with 100WHF’s other core philanthropic themes, education and mentoring, each year.
“Our mission at 100WHF is to create opportunities for our members to accumulate valuable industry knowledge through unique educational sessions, connect with their industry peers and make a difference in the communities in which they live. We launched our Cayman Islands location in 2013, and in just one year have seen substantial growth in local membership, and a strong commitment from local firms to our organisation,” said Amanda Pullinger, chief executive of 100WHF.
“We are pleased that the philanthropic pillar of the 100WHF Cayman location is just as strong as its education and peer leverage counterparts. I have no doubt that our inaugural Gala and other fundraising will be enthusiastically supported by the industry and be a huge success for CICC, a very worthy local cause.”
CICC provides both shelter and counseling support for children and families affected by domestic violence. With the additional funding from 100WHF, CICC will be able to make an even greater difference by increasing the capacity and variety of counseling and health-related support services.
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