Charity Drinks 2011

On 19 May 2011 over 100 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community came together to show their support for the fund raising initiative of the Alternatives 4 Children foundation. During the Alternatives 4 Children’s first cocktail event we foundation raised more than € 12,000 for better education of children in Timbuktu and Bangalore.

This support will enabled Alternatives 4 Children to contribute to the running costs of two small projects, the Edelweiss school in a slum in Bangalore, India and the Scarab school in a small village outside Timbuktu, Mali. The 118 children who attend these two schools were able – due to the support of the Dutch financial alternatives community – to continue their education for a longer period.

We thank the generous supporters of this event: Robeco, Klaver Partners, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Circle Partners and Custom House.

“We finally established an event around the Dutch Alternatives Community, which allows us to give back to society and positions the industry to be seen as a force for good. We have created a professional social event, which allows for investors, asset managers and service providers to socialize in a fun way and at the same time to actively be giving back.”

- Marc de Kloe, Head of Alternative Investments at ABN Amro and co-founder of the Alternatives 4 Children Foundation