100 Women in Finance ("100WF") has selected Horizons National as the beneficiary of its U.S. philanthropic activities in 2018, including the 17th Annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street to be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, and other regional fundraisers.
100 Women in Finance is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives, 100 Women in Finance's more than 15,000 members are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance their careers and improve the industry. To date, 100WF has raised more than $44 million (gross) for charitable causes.
Empowering women in finance also means supporting women and families across the world. 100 Women in Finance’s Galas and fundraising events benefit organizations dedicated to improving lives through mentoring, women's and family health, and education. To ensure the greatest impact for local communities, 100WF’s global theme rotates on an annual basis and the theme for 2018 is Education.
Elaine Crocker, Vice Chair of the Board and Global Board Champion for Philanthropy, 100 Women in Finance and President, Moore Capital Management, said, “Opening doors for children to have access to education has always been a commitment of 100 Women in Finance. For children coming from families with limited educational experience, instilling a sense of discovery and wonder in the joy of learning opens a door to an entirely new world of experiences. Nationally, Horizons has demonstrated that providing inspiring teachers and mentors throughout the year makes a marked difference in children understanding their own resilience and capability to catapult from a world of limitations to a world of possibilities. We are excited Horizons National is our 2018 grant recipient and will work with them in supporting their efforts.”
“It is an incredible honor to be selected by 100 Women in Finance as their 2018 U.S. beneficiary,” said Lorna Smith, CEO, Horizons National. “Horizons students and families at our 55 sites across the country will all benefit from this strong vote of confidence, which comes at exactly the right time in our strategic plan for growth and impact. Horizons provides long-term academic and social support to children from low-income families – from the time they enter kindergarten until they go to college. By inspiring our students to reach their potential as successful, contributing adults, Horizons’ long-term community of learning lifts children out of poverty. We look forward to collaborating with 100 Women in Finance for years to come.”
100 Women in Finance is planning a number of fundraising events to benefit Horizons National in locations across the U.S. this year. Click here if you'd like to make a donation, and use the "Donate" button on the "New York Gala 2018" page that opens up.