NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)–On Nov. 25, a cocktail party organized by a number of hedge fund officials is slated to raise money for a charity called Donors Choose.
New York City public school teachers looking to fund specific projects within their classrooms submit their proposals to the charity’s website www.donorschoose.org.
One project proposal came from an English teacher at Bronx Satellite Academy, an alternative high school in the South Bronx. Students there were given a chance to participate in a documentation project sponsored by the Library of Congress, where students use handheld recorders and audiotapes to record New Yorkers’ reactions to Sept. 11. Another project funded through the website was for the purchase of dictionaries for students to use at home, since English is not the primary language spoken at home.
Jacqueline Holmes, of hedge fund firm Midori Management and one of the organizers of the event, decided to get involved with Donors Choose after reading a news story about the charity earlier this year. She has set up a host committee of hedge fund officials who are in turn inviting their contacts in the hedge fund industry to attend.
The host committee includes: Jennifer Ancker, Sabre Partners; Christian Bailey, Lincoln Asset Management; Helen Cho, Gleacher Fund; Luke Imperatore, Old Hill Partners; Christine Jurinich, BlackRock; Kathleen Kelley, Solaris Capital; Raza Kahn and Balkir Zihnali, Archery Capital; John Pagli of Para Investment Advisors and Valerie Witoshki, Alkimia Group.