The Committee of Hearts for Hedge Funds Care Cayman (HFCC), the charitable organisation that helps abused or neglected children in Cayman, held a major fundraising dinner called the Open Your Heart to the Children on Saturday, November 16.
The organisation has previously distributed more than $1.8 million to sponsor local agencies and their initiatives to combat the issue of child abuse and neglect in the Cayman Islands.
Following on from its 2012 benefit, and after a thorough evaluation process, it extended funding to seven charities and institutions in the Cayman Islands, all of which are working to prevent or treat child abuse and neglect. The institutions which have received funding so far this year are: The Children and Youth Programme run by the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC); Protection Starts Here, which is run by The Cayman Islands Red Cross; the Family Resource Centre Administrative and Programme Support run by the Department of Counselling Services; the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home; the Better Futures Project (School Based Interventions for Children At-Risk for Child Abuse); the Central Referral Unit run by the Department of Children & Family Services and Royal Cayman Islands Police Service; and the Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and Treatment Programme run by the Health Services Authority.
HFCC is now working closely with each of these organisations to ensure the funding is being put to good use. Some of the outcomes of this were shared at the dinner on November 16.
The 2013 Great Gatsby themed benefit dinner was held in the main ballroom of The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman.
Attendees got into the spirit and dress according to the theme. More details of the evening including how much was raised will be revealed in the next newsletter.
Hedge Funds Care is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse. It has branches and affiliates in New York, San Francisco/Los Angeles, Chicago/Minneapolis, Atlanta, Denver, Boston, Toronto, Cayman Islands and London.
The Cayman Committee of Hearts and Grant Committee is made up of senior executives and professionals from a wide range of organisations in Cayman including Admiral Administration, Appleby, Deloitte, dms Management, Ernst & Young, Harbour, Highwater, International Management Services, KPMG, Maples, Mourant, Ogier, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UBS Fund Services and Walkers.