100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), a non-profit organisation for professionals in the alternative investments industry, has named LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone) as its 2015 beneficiary.
The local charity focuses its efforts on improving literacy in the Cayman Islands,
100WHF aligns its yearly objectives to a global theme which rotates on an annual basis to make the greatest impact and for 2015 the organisation will be ‘Celebrating Education’ not only across its membership, but across the community as a whole.
The Cayman Islands Chapter of 100WHF is currently its fastest growing location, with over 400 members in Cayman and growing.
Christina Bodden, chair of the philanthropy committee for 100WHF (Cayman), said: “We are delighted to be partnering with LIFE this year. We applaud their extraordinary work to ‘raise the bar’ on literacy standards for our youth in these Islands.
“We are committed to this cause and to working closely with LIFE to educate our people and secure our future. Knowledge truly is power and our mission is to make as much of it available to as many as possible”, she said.
Su Mander, LIFE’s project administrator, added: “LIFE is very grateful to have been selected by 100WHF (Cayman) as the 2015 beneficiary. We are committed to making a meaningful and positive difference to advance education in the Cayman Islands, and the partnership with 100WHF (Cayman) will allow us to significantly expand the scope of our literacy programmes and initiatives. We are pleased to align our objectives with such an active and powerful organisation.”
100WHF (Cayman) is already in high gear for the year, building on its past successes with even more events in the works.
To coincide with Global Literacy Month, 100WHF (Cayman) will welcome Joanna Barsh, director emeritus at McKinsey & Co and author of Centered Leadership to the Marriott Resort Grand Cayman on March 12, 2015 for a luncheon and centered leadership workshop.
The organisation then sails into the 2nd Annual Barefoot Beach Gala on March 14, 2015, which will be held at Tiki Beach Grand Cayman.
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