New York (HedgeCo.net) – Former NFL star running back Warrick Dunn will be honored for his outstanding charitable contributions at A Little Hope’s ‘A Night For Our Children’ 11th annual fundraising gala.
A Little Hope is a non-profit, hedge fund backed foundation that provides grief counseling and bereavement support services to children and teens who have experienced the loss of a parent or a loved one.
The annual event will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street, New York) from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event, hosted by Sebastian Clarke of Antiques Roadshow/Doyle New York, will feature music by DJ Erock and a live auction with prizes including a Napa Valley getaway package, a loft suite to a Jay Z concert and courtside seats to the U.S. Open with access to the players’ lounge and press room.
Dunn will be honored with the ‘A Little Hope’ Visionary Award for his work with Betty’s Hope Children’s Bereavement Program, a new initiative of Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc.
“I’m extremely honored to be recognized this year by A Little Hope,” said Dunn. “The programs they provide for grieving children are truly outstanding. A Little Hope’s initiatives perfectly align with those of Betty’s Hope. I know together we can help raise awareness about the importance of children’s bereavement programs.”
“Warrick has already made an incredible impact on the lives of thousands of children both on and off the field,” said Richard H. Schimel, President of A Little Hope and co-founder of Diamondback Capital Management. “We believe his newest initiative Betty’s Hope will have a positive effect on children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by improving the lives of those who are struggling through the loss of a loved one.”
Since 2003, A Little Hope has raised over $6 million dollars.
President Richard H. Schimel and Managing Director Amy Liebman-Rapp, a nationally known child and adolescent bereavement specialist, lead the Board of Directors, which is comprised of highly regarded individuals in their respective fields of Accounting, Advertising, Finance, Hedge Fund Management, Hospitality, Information Technology, Insurance, Investment Banking, Law, Marketing, Public Relations and Publishing.