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17 Dec 2009

100 Women in Hedge Funds partners with Prince William in support of Youth Homeless Charity Centrepoint

100 Women in Hedge Funds, announced during Prince William’s visit to a Centrepoint hostel that, as part of the Prince’s patronage of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, it has chosen to partner with Centrepoint as well.

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading national youth homeless charity, to build on its existing mentoring programme. This announcement follows the news in October that Prince William, who in 2005, chose Centrepoint to be the first charity of which he would become patron, will be patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives.
100 Women in Hedge Funds has a track record of supporting charities in the fields of family health, mentoring and education. From January 2010, 100 Women in Hedge Funds will focus its philanthropic endeavours consecutively, for a year each, on three of Prince William’s Patronages: Centrepoint in 2010; the Child Bereavement Charity in 2011; and Skill Force in 2012.

Seyi Obakin, Chief Executive, Centrepoint said: “At Centrepoint, we are committed to giving homeless young people a future. We are delighted that, with Prince William’s patronage, 100 Women in Hedge Funds will be supporting Centrepoint throughout 2010. This support will make an invaluable contribution to lives of the 800 homeless young people we support each day.”

Commenting on the announcement, Anne Popkin, Chair of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, said: “We are thrilled as an organisation to partner with Centrepoint as they continue to meet their mission beyond their 40th anniversary, and are pleased to be working in partnership with Prince William to do so. All of our efforts and programs are aimed at supporting our three pillars of education, professional peer leverage, and philanthropy; and this partnership allows us to leverage our collective abilities and expertise in order to give back to the community.”

Funds raised by 100 Women in Hedge Funds in 2010 will be used to fund a mentoring programme aimed at enhancing the efforts already made by Centrepoint to impact the lives of young people by developing their employability skills, building their sense of self worth and self-esteem and setting goals for the future.

“In addition to Prince William’s patronage, we are pleased to announce that Financial Risk Management and its chairman Blaine Tomlinson have signed on to be the first Patronage Sponsor where they will support the charity of the year selected by 100 Women in Hedge Funds over the next three years,” added Popkin.

100 Women in Hedge Funds is planning a number of events in London during the year that will culminate in the 100 Women in Hedge Funds London Gala on September 30, 2010 at The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple.
Firms and individuals interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities or for further details on 100 Women in Hedge Fund’s Gala event for 2010, email:

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