The Dutch Financial Alternatives Community raises almost €20,000 to provide Alternatives for Children

The Dutch Financial Alternatives Community raises almost €20,000 to provide Alternatives for Children

June 12th 2013

On the 30th of May over 130 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 a special Spring Party Event at the SupperClub Cruise Boat, the foundation raised almost €20,000 after costs. Since inception, the total amount being raised is over € 250,000.

This support will enable Alternatives 4 Children to contribute to the running costs of different small projects, such as a slum school in Bangalore, or a school community in Kamitei (Tanzania).

During the foundation’s Spring Event over 130 professionals from the Dutch financial alternatives community celebrated Spring, caught up with each other, and donated almost €20,000 by buying entry and lottery tickets. By raising over € 250,000 since inception in 2010, the alternative investment industry shows that they can be a force for good.

The volunteers and management team of Alternatives 4 Children would like to thank all the participants of this Spring Party, the sponsors and donors for being so generous.

"Again, the Dutch Alternatives Community has demonstrated that they are able to get together at THE alternatives social event of the year as well as give back to society. It amazes me that we are growing from year to year. This would not be possible without the help of our many volunteers who support our cause as well as the organisations that generously donate. This is why we can make a difference!" Says Marc de Kloe, Head of Alternative Investments at ABN Amro and co-founder of the Alternatives 4 Children Foundation.

“The A4C Spring event was well organized and gave the participants a good platform to network with peers in the alternatives space, while helping children. An ideal ‘win-win’ situation for all!” Says Paulo Varela Nunes, Sales Director at BlackRock.

“A4C events show how a small niche community can make a big difference. I truly enjoy organizing our A4C events as I get inspired by the positive energy and engagement the members of Dutch alternative investment industry show. Because of them we were able to grow and make an impact on so many children's lives. We have an amazing team and I'm already looking forward to our 3rd Gala coming up.” explains Meju Velji, account manager at Bank Mendes Gans and member of the management team of the Alternatives 4 Children Foundation.

The next event which Alternatives 4 Children organizes for the Dutch financial alternatives community is the gala dinner on October 3rd in Sofitel The Grand in Amsterdam. If you want to attend this charity gala dinner with your clients or colleagues, please contact us as soon as possible as only a few tables are left for sale.

For more information about Alternatives 4 Children or our projects please visit our website (www.a4c.nl). The website also displays the photo’s of the latest Spring Party.

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

About Alternatives 4 Children

Alternatives 4 Children (A4C) is an independent charitable foundation established in 2011 in the Netherlands with the aim to involve professionals from the Dutch (Alternative) Financial industry. A4C will support sustainable projects and raise money for charities involved in improving the living standards of children. The foundation is a private initiative of a number of professionals from the Dutch hedge fund industry. Please visit our website (www.a4c.nl) to learn more about our charity.