SHINE as 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2009 Beneficiary

West Palm Beach ( – Childrens educational program SHINE has been named UK Charity of the year by 100 Women in Hedge Funds and beneficiary of its Annual London fundraising event in October.

“It is always a difficult process to pick from many eligible beneficiaries, we believe in SHINE and are thrilled to help fund the important support they gives to educational programmes." Effie Datson, Chair of 100 Women in Hedge Funds in London, said, "SHINE is investing in a meaningful and measurable way in the future prosperity of the UK, while bringing hope, happiness, and a sense of achievement to children that might otherwise have been left behind. The work they does is vital – now more than ever.”

"It is not just another educational charity – it funds only those programmes which have a real and measurable impact on improving the educational attainment of those children and young people who face the greatest challenges in life.” Sarah Brown, Patron of SHINE, said.

100 Women in Hedge Funds serves over 10,000 alternative investment management investors and practitioners through educational, professional development and philanthropic initiatives. Since its first educational event in 2002, 100 Women in Hedge Funds has hosted more than 150 sessions globally, connected more than 150 senior women through Peer Advisory Councils and raised in excess of $15 million for philanthropic causes in the areas of women’s health, education and mentoring.

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