Hedge Funds Care Midwest to Celebrate a Decade Of Preventing and Treating Child Abuse

10th Annual Midwest “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit

Will Raffle World’s First Luxury Plug-in Car and AlphaMetrix Summer Internship

CHICAGO – April 24, 2012 – Feeling lucky? The “Open Your Heart to the Children” Benefit, organized by the Hedge Funds Care Midwest Committee of Hearts, will raffle a new 2012 Fisker Karma Sedan, the world’s first high-style, high-performance luxury electric car, at a gala celebrating HFC Midwest’s 10 years raising funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. The evening will feature a host of activities, including a silent auction where attendees can bid for a paid summer internship at AlphaMetrix, a leading online marketplace for the hedge fund industry.

The 10th Anniversary gala will take place May 23, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central Time, at Venue One (1044 West Randolph Street, Chicago).

The Karma, which has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $107,850, was provided to Hedge Funds Care with support from Fisker of North Shore, part of the Fields Automotive Group that serves Chicago, Evanston, Lake Forest and Glencoe, Illinois. Raffle tickets cost $500, and only 750 tickets will be sold.

“Fisker of North Shore’s generosity has heightened excitement for this year’s gala because there is so much buzz around the Karma. We are also deeply grateful for the generosity of our corporate sponsors. These donations will allow us to continue supporting existing grantees while expanding to new programs in the coming year,” said Elizabeth Foster, founder of Hedge Funds Care Midwest.

Pat Hubert, general manager of Fisker of North Shore, said she was instantly persuaded to provide a Karma after learning about Hedge Funds Care’s mission from a hedge fund investor. “What better place to donate than to this charity? We are going to help sell tickets because we are very proud to be working for this cause,” Hubert said.

For Aleks Kins, CEO of AlphaMetrix, supporting Hedge Funds Care reflects AlphaMetrix’ track record of demonstrating social responsibility: “We want to be part of this organization’s longstanding commitment to implementing positive change in our communities.”

Additionally, The Kelly Lively Memorial Award, given in recognition of outstanding commitment to Hedge Funds Care, will be presented to Citadel, the Chicago-based global financial institution.

Hedge Funds Care Midwest was founded in 2002 and has awarded 141 grants totaling in excess of $4.8 million since inception. Its Committee of Hearts is co-chaired by Ron Suber, senior partner of Merlin Securities, and Benji Wolken, partner at Ernst & Young LLP.

To register for the event and to purchase raffle tickets, please click here.

About Hedge Funds Care

Hedge Funds Care is an international charity supported largely by the alternative investment industry. Its sole mission is to support efforts to prevent and treat child abuse. Hedge Funds Care raises money, primarily through events, and awards grants in 12 major cities in the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom. Approximately 30 events are held annually. Hedge Funds Care’s grantees service children of all ages and span the entire spectrum from preventive and educational services for at-risk families to forensic interviews and treatment of children who have already experienced abuse. We generally fund small, community-based organizations, where small grants can have a profound impact. Since inception, Hedge Funds Care has awarded more than 820 grants totaling more than $29 million. Hedge Funds Care is largely a volunteer-driven organization, with professionals from the hedge fund industry serving on the Board and on local committees that plan events and evaluate grant proposals. The organization has a small staff based in New York City. Learn more at HedgeFundsCare.org.

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