|Join HWW for Salsa Night at the Prince George Ballroom, our annual benefit for HWW programs and program partners with volunteers, supporters and friends on Thursday, October 3rd. For more information.
HWW’s 2013 Symposium: Investing for Impact -Dialogues for Family Offices, Foundations, Endowments and Other Investors
Date: October 3, 2013
Location:New York City
This event is a special opportunity for investors, academics, product developers and other key stakeholders to hear from peers and experts, share experiences, and participate in moderated dialogues in the spirit of inquiry and field building. Topics will include the evolution of impact investing, current trends, entry points, fiduciary and investment considerations, the sector’s unique performance measurement challenges and the questions new and experienced investors want to explore around investing for impact. For more information.
With your help we provided 8200 tri-state area children with new backpacks to start school in August 2012.
- Our volunteer fundraising committee brought in $120k in corporate and individual donations.
- The backpacks were assembled with help of hundreds of volunteers at Credit Suisse August 13-16th.
- Supplies (all purchased wholesale) included backpacks, notebooks, folders, paper, markers, pens, pencils, pencil cases, dictionaries, scissors, erasers, socks and much more.
- We try to fill all requests for backpacks from dozens of nonprofit partners and schools for their neediest children including: Child Center of New York, Children's Storefront, DreamYard (public schools in the Bronx), Good Shepherd Services (public schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx), Inwood House, Iris House, the Jubilee Center in Hoboken NJ, Newark Now, Partnership with Children, Saint Luke's Lifeworks in CT, The After School Corporation (NYC public schools), the TEAK Fellowship, Women in Need,Young Women's Leadership Network, Manhattan Christian Academy, Emmanuel Worship Center.
Since beginning the drive in 2005, HWW has provided more than 42,000 area school children with new backpacks.
HWW 2011 Secret Santa and Holiday Gift Drive
Thanks to all of our wonderful donors and volunteers:
You answered 250 Secret Santa letters written by children served by Women in Need, St. Luke's Lifeworks and Young Women's Leadership Schools.
Your dollar donations purchased more than 250 gift cards for teens at Inwood House, Iris House, Good Shepherd Services and Partnership with Children.
- You organized and contributed to gift drives that provided hundreds more children at our participating nonprofit partners with special gifts for the holidays.
Thanks for supporting our Sixth Annual Casino Night
Thanks to your generous donations we were able to raise almost $500,000 this year, which will be used to make grants to our nonprofit partner organizations and fund HWW program initiatives focused on the social and economic empowerment of at-risk women and children in the New York City area. During this sensational evening complete with dinner, gaming, poker and black jack tournaments, a live auction and much more, we featured our 2011 Backpack Drive and Donation Buffet, which collectively raised more than $32,000 for High Water Women and its partners. It was a fabulous night of fundraising and we could not have done it without your help.
Hedge Fund Women, Credit Suisse Aid Kids With School Supplies
By Patrick Cole - Sep 23, 2010 12:01 AM ET
It looked as if 8-year-old Raven Rivera would start third grade without a book bag, and then a truckload of backpacks came to her rescue, thanks to a nonprofit formed by women executives from the financial world.
In its fifth annual drive, High Water Women collected about 5,800 backpacks this summer and distributed them through other organizations to needy children in the New York area. Raven’s bag, which came through the Iris House: A Center for Women Living with HIV Inc., also had notebooks, pens and pads.
“It makes me feel good to have a backpack because I’ve waited a long time for it, and it’s worth the wait,” said Raven, a bubbly student at Manhattan’s Corpus Christi School, during an Iris House distribution party held at Riverbank State Park.
Her grandmother, Casilda Rivera, watched with a smile as the girl surveyed the plump bag’s contents. The elder Rivera, who is HIV-positive, receives assistance from Iris House.
“You can see the excitement in her eyes,” Casilda Rivera said. “She’s very, very curious. She could become a lawyer one day.”
High Water Women’s school-supplies drive has became popular among local nonprofits aiding needy children because the items give them an emotional boost, said Kathleen Kelley, High Water’s co-founder. High Water also has given more than $3 million to nonprofits that serve the disadvantaged.
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