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Welcome to the East Coast branch of Hedge Funds Care & Help for Children ("HFC")!

HFC East Coast was the first branch, founded in 1998 by Rob Davis.  To date, HFC East Coast has distributed almost $16 million through 483 grants. With the continued generous support of the local Hedge Fund community, we look forward to many years of helping our community partners in the fight against child abuse and neglect.

In 2014, the East Coast Committee of Hearts raised $1.7 million at the 16th Annual Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  Spearheaded by co-chairs Gerry Polizzi, UBS and Dylan Curley, J.P. Morgan, the event was a huge success, welcoming nearly 1,000 guests for a sumptuous reception and raising funds for the support of child abuse prevention and treatment. For photos from the evening, please scroll down the page to the Galleries section.  

The East Coast Committee of Hope was originally formed in late 2003. The Committee’s inaugural fundraising event was held in June of 2004, and its subsequent events have witnessed spectacular growth in popularity and success. The 2013 Annual Fall Fete was co-chaired by Gillian Tullman from Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, LLC and Victoria Lakers of Water Asset Management. The sold-out event was held at the Inside Park at St Barts on October 2, 2013 and raised over $225,000!  

The East Coast Golf Committee was formed in 2008 to expand the reach of the East Coast branch through a more interactive event. Since its founding, the Tournaments have raised over $500,000!  Most recently, the 7th Annual Tournament was held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, CT.  

The East Coast Young Professionals Committee was relaunched in early 2012 for rising industry leaders under the age of 35.  With great success already, the Committee has already hosted a March Madness event and the first ever HFC Hamptons event on July 28, 2012 at the Southampton Social Club.

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