Press Release – Private Equity and Hedge Fund Industry Leaders and New York Knicks Legend John Starks Will Unite To Support Career Mentorship Programs for Disadvantaged, Low-Income Individuals.
StreetWise Partners, a leading non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, will hold its annual Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event on March 11, 2015, at 6:30pm at the renowned Beaux Art landmark, Capitale, in New York City. Leaders from throughout the alternative investment industry will team up with Knicks legend John Starks for a competitive night of poker, a scrumptious dining experience and premium open bar, a first-class silent auction and an exclusive scotch tasting from The Dalmore. The year’s gathering will also feature a grand prize competition for a coveted seat at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.
StreetWise Partners delivers unique and highly reputable career mentoring programs that equip trainees with the skills, confidence and strategies needed to achieve their career potential. Funds raised at this special event will help break the cycle of poverty and enable more low-income individuals to get on the path to economic self-sufficiency.
“The Raising the Ante Event is an outstanding opportunity for the alternative investment industry to make a lasting difference for disadvantaged individuals, while at the same time enjoying cocktails, dinner and a fun night of poker,” said Anton Levy, Chairman of StreetWise Partners and Managing Director at General Atlantic. “We are calling on our peers in the financial industry to join us and help empower crucial programs to help more low-income individuals transform their lives.”
“We are so appreciative of the donors, volunteers and staff that power StreetWise Partners to help those that are less fortunate. This special gathering does so much to further our mission to empower those facing the stark reality of poverty and obstacles to build a successful career,” said StreetWise Partners Co-Founder, Rahul Advani, Principal at Energy Capital Partners.
Raising the Ante is presented by General Atlantic and is also sponsored by Paul Weiss, Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Latham & Watkins LLP, Contour Venture Partners, Energy Capital Partners and Jefferies. Event Partners include the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, the Hedge Fund Association and music provided by Scratch DJ Academy.
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