Best Buddies is a global nonprofit that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
At last night’s Gala, 100WHF presented its 2013 Effecting Change Award to Barbara G. Novick, Vice Chairman of BlackRock and its 2013 U.S. Industry Leadership Award to the late Karen Cook, Former Chief Investment Officer of Steinhardt Management Company, Inc. Karen Cook passed away on October 2, 2013 from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare neurodegenerative disease. Everett Cook, Karen’s husband and Co-Founder of Pouschine Cook Capital Management, LLC, accepted the award on her behalf. A special donation was collected for CurePSP, a foundation dedicated to PSP care, education and research.
Over 475 alternative investment industry leaders and professionals attended. David Gregory, journalist and host of NBC’s Meet the Press, served as Master of Ceremonies, and guests enjoyed a live musical performance by Grammy award winner, Macy Gray.
Since its formation in 2001, 100WHF has raised more than $33 million globally for philanthropic causes in the areas of Women’s and Family Health, Education and Mentoring. 100WHF’s three core pillars include industry education, peer leverage and philanthropy. Beneficiaries are chosen on a rotating basis by 100WHF’s Board of Directors, and the global philanthropic theme for 2013 is Mentoring.
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