100 Women in Hedge Funds benefits literacy charity

100 Women in Hedge Funds Cayman has announced that local charity LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone) has been designated as the 2015 beneficiary of its philanthropic initiatives. 

100WHF, which has more than 400 members in Cayman, said it aligns its yearly objectives to a global theme which rotates on an annual basis to make the greatest impact. For 2015, 100WHF’s theme will be “celebrating education.”  

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. 

LIFE’s project administrator, Su Mander, said the organization is grateful to have been selected. “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 programs and initiatives. We are pleased to align our objectives with such an active and powerful organization.” 

100WHF (Cayman) will host a couple of events in March. To coincide with Global Literacy Month, it welcomes Joanna Barsh, director emeritus at McKinsey & Co. and author of “Centered Leadership” for a luncheon and leadership workshop. The event on March 12 at the Marriott Resort Grand Cayman is priced at US$125 per head and includes a copy of the book, a three-course networking lunch and the workshop. 

On March 14, the second annual Barefoot Beach Gala will be held at Tiki Beach. Tickets are US$185 which includes a complementary cocktail hour, band, dinner and dancing barefoot under the stars.  

For information or to become a sponsor, contact the Cayman philanthropic committee by emailing: [email protected]

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