The Dutch Financial Alternatives Community raises €14.000 net, for children’s charities across the globe

On the 22nd of May, during a glittering soirée at the Hilton SkyLounge, some of the best and brightest minds from the Dutch Alternatives community came together for an evening of networking, fun and fabulous food.

Scents of a summer barbecue wafted in from the sunny roof terrace, quite possibly resulting in lots of business for dry cleaners the next day(!). An international crowd was in attendance, with a number of leading Dutch hedge funds, expat professionals and attendees who’d flown in from overseas to join us.

Guests mingled with international football star Bryan Roy and Kanaka Ghana charity founder Christiana Frimpong, who were in attendance. Roy, former UEFA cup winner and current Head of Ajax Reserve, auctioned off a unique opportunity for a sports clinic with himself and international Dutch player, Johnny Heitinga.

Guests also had the opportunity to bid for tickets to the highly revered Ajax stadium skybox, and participated in a lottery with prizes such as handmade cotton garments, fine wines and designer frames, amongst many others.

Over 120+ professionals from the Dutch Financial Alternatives community supported the fundraising initiative of the Alternatives 4 Children Foundation. Due to the generous donations made by sponsors and attendees during the Spring Party, the Foundation succeeded in raising €14.000 (net of costs) to support causes within the Netherlands and abroad. The Alternatives 4 Children team also announced its latest project in Peru - Kuychi/Ninos del Arco Iris.

The money raised enables the organisation to fulfill its prime objective; providing better and brighter alternatives for children in need. Charity projects A4C currently supports are:

  • Edelweiss School in Bangalore, India (pre-school for 100 children)
  • Scarab Community in Mauritania (schooling, food and shelter for 60 children)
  • Day for Change in The Netherlands (financial and entrepreneurial education for children from underprivileged area of the Netherlands)
  • Kamitei in Tanzania (scholarships for the length of vocational training or secondary education)
  • Tiny Miracles in Mumbai, India (sending 60 children to school and homework support)
  • Kanaka in Ghana (supporting building costs necessary to get the certification of the school which provides vocational training for 150+ children)
  • Macheo in Kenya (supporting the children home and access to education to 65 children)
“Being a BIG heart supporter of the A4C Charity since the start TMF Group is proud to be able to make a difference for those less fortunate than most of us. The A4C Charity gives children access to proper education and thus provides them with a kick start for their future. TMF Group is proud to be able to contribute to a more sustainable future.”

Niels Heck, Managing Director, TMF FundServices B.V.

“Alternatives4Children continues organizing events to raise capital from the Financial Industry to support underprivileged children. Now again May 22 with the A4C Spring Party where many Dutch Hedge Fund Managers and Service Providers are happy to be present and participate happily in the fund raising. The Spring Party is organized on the roof terrace of Double Tree Hilton in Amsterdam. Finles Capital Management is proud to be able to support all activities of A4C. The best low cost and very effective way of supporting children who really need help.

Rob van Kuijk, CEO, Finles Capital Management

Providing alternatives 4 children

"Year after year we are able to bring leading influencers from the Dutch as well as global investment world. This is the ideal way to enjoy a social networking event as well as way for investment companies to behave in a socially responsible way.” says Marc de Kloe, Head of Alternative Investments at ABN AMRO Bank and co- founder of the Alternatives 4 Children Foundation.

For more information on Alternatives 4 Children or our projects please visit our website (www.a4c.nl) and information on our upcoming Gala.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Marc de Kloe, +31(0)6 5122 3086; marc.de.kloe@nl.abnamro.com

Sophie Robe, +31 (0) 64 63 75572; sophierobe@phenixcapital.nl