New York’s alternative investment industry gathered at the Plaza to support the most effective child abuse prevention and treatment programs in the Greater New York metropolitan area


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tuesday, May 10andHelp For Children (HFC) hosted the 22n/a Annual Spring Gala, raising funds for the fight to prevent and treat child abuse. HFC was proud to honor EY, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading professional services firms, and long-time global sponsor of HFC as a Corporate Honoree with EY’s Natalie Deak Jaros as winner of the mission for the evening. 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 sits on the Board of HFC Global, serves as Treasurer of the organization, leads the Finance Committee and sits on the Executive Committee. Previously, she also served on the New York Grant Committee.

“The evening showcased the collective impact of the industry in helping HFC raise critical funds to prioritize the well-being of children,” said Deak Jaros. “I’m proud to support HFC, personally and through the global EY organization, and to help help the more than one million children who have been helped by HFC-supported organizations.”

“The New York Gala Steering Committee, including myself, Jay Peller of Citco, Joe Fisher of KPMG, Glen Dailey of Glen Asset Management and Jennifer Ancker Whelen of Graham Capital Management, are thrilled that we were able to come together with our supporters for a fantastic evening at The Plaza HFC is the charity of the alternative investment community, and we are proud to have exceeded revenue expectations due to the industry’s commitment to HFC and its mission,” said Dean Backer, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs and Chairman of HFC’s Global Board of Directors.

Sponsors included Angelo Gordon & Co., Arcesium, Barclays, CBRE, Citadel, Citi, Citco Fund Services, Coinbase, Eminence Capital, Evenson Best, EY, GlobeTax, Goldman Sachs, Graham Capital Management, KPMG, Marcum, PwC, Ropes & Gray, Schulte Roth & Zabel, Stabilis Capital, Sudrania Fund Services, Ted Moudis Associates, Tudor Investment Corporation and Withum.

Sumudu Waas, MSW, Executive Director and COO of HFC says, “Funds raised at the HFC New York Gala will enable HFC to support the most effective programs that prevent and treat child abuse. HFC grants make meaningful differences in the lives of vulnerable children, fragile families, and professionals striving to do their best, especially during this difficult time. With the support of our donors, we can continue to help children heal from the trauma of abuse, teach struggling parents how to better protect their children, and train professionals to provide the most effective treatments available.

All net proceeds from the evening support HFC’s tireless efforts to combat child abuse in the New York metropolitan area.

About child support

Help For Children (HFC), is a global foundation founded in 1998 and is dedicated to preventing and treating 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 donated $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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