San Francisco

In 2001, Help For Children San Francisco, founded by Stephan Vermut and Alison Sanger,  became the second region to join the cause.  Over the years, the group has established a strong local industry presence and has distributed over $9 million through 238 grants.

The San Francisco Committee of Hearts’ signature eventis held every spring, with other fundraising events throughout the year. From inception, the Committee has been fortunate to partner with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation to raise community awareness of both HFC and our mission. 

In 2010, the branch started a Committee of Hope for young professionals looking to get involved with the cause and HFC.  The Committee of Hope hosts an annual Golf Tournament and an annual Poker Tournament; proceeds of this event have contributed to the growth of San Francisco's grant making.  Spearhead by the Bike Committee, ever fall HFC San Francisco hosts a much which awaited annual West Coast Bike ride in Napa Valley.

In 2018, with the formation of Private Equity| Venture Capital Cares, the San Francisco branch will extend its reach across the broader alternative investment community, increasing our ability to provide support to those organizations committed to the protection and healing of children in need. 

Help. Enjoy. Connect.

Jan. 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

San Francisco Poker Tournament

Hedge Funds Care

Sponsors & Benefactors


  • San Francisco Committee of Hearts
    • Mark Bellias, Chair, Symphony Asset Management;
    • Jenny Souksavath, Chair, Aspen Standish Management;
    • Mary Avella, Athena Fund Advisors;
    • Edward Bee, Eze Software Group;
    • Jeff Bowers, Passport Capital;
    • Gurmit Brarrad, Citi;
    • John Broadhurst, Shartsis Friese;
    • Kelly Brown;
    • Cari Case, Dragoneer Investment Group;
    • Max Catalano, Merlin Securities;
    • Rob Cleary, J.P. Morgan Chase;
    • Karl Cole-Frieman, Cole-Frieman Mallon;
    • Emilie Davis, AltX;
    • Steven Franklin, PwC;
    • Melanie Gaeta, KPMG;
    • Alicia Gavello, Think Investments, LP;
    • Erik Gerlings, Morgan Stanley;
    • Seth Gersch, Hindsight Wines;
    • Todd Goldman, Rothstein Kass;
    • Caroline Graham;
    • Chris Grandi, Abacus Group;
    • Bill Haggerty, Sentinel Rock Capital;
    • Elizabeth Herz;
    • Ray Iler, Deloitte;
    • Nick James;
    • Alice Kennon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch;
    • Katie Kowinski, Pacific View Asset Management;
    • Peter Lardner, Goldman Sachs;
    • John Lee;
    • Ron Loosen, Route One Investment Company;
    • Elisabeth MacKnight, Ernst & Young;
    • Saskia Mallach, Route One Advisors;
    • Bart Mallon, Cole-Frieman Mallon;
    • Adriana Martinez, KPMG;
    • Jeff McNulty, Thomson Reuters;
    • Alexis Middle, ISI Group;
    • Chris Montclare, Fintan Partners;
    • Laura Munoz;
    • Lisa Olsen, State Street;
    • Lee Overstreet, PwC;
    • Matthew Partain, BTIG;
    • Joanne Pasternack, San Francisco 49ers;
    • Mark Perlow, Dechert LLP;
    • Alison Sanger, Ironwood Partners;
    • Ruban Selvakumar, KKR;
    • Ben Slavet, Ascend Capital;
    • Mark Trousdale, InvestCloud;
    • Remko van den Toorn, Citco ;
    • Grace White, Dorsal Capital;
    • Michelle White Hopfner;
    • Gordon Williams, Morgan Stanley;
    • John Williamson, Eisner Amper;
    • Alla Yakov-Collins, Standard Pacific;
  • San Francisco Committee of Hope
    • Diane Barrera, Chair, Angel Island Capital;
    • Kerry Wong, Chair, Millennium Trust;
    • Amanda Aguirre, Deloitte;
    • Yusef Alexandrine, Allianz Global Investors;
    • Nikita Anand, Angel Island Capital;
    • Jomellyn Anicete, KPMG;
    • Diane Attersley, HBS;
    • Sharene Badiola, Asymmetry Capital;
    • Brittany Behar, Robert Half;
    • Alex Black, PGIM Real Estate;
    • Karl Burley, Criterion Capital Management;
    • David Byrd, E&Y;
    • Brittany Cadwalader, Deloitte;
    • Trent Calabretta, Battea;
    • Kurt Carlstrom, KPMG;
    • Cari Case, Dragoneer;
    • Jessica Castellon, E&Y;
    • Megan Chastain, Goldman Sachs;
    • Jackie Cooke, Gamble Partners;
    • Savannah Crowley, TeamCo Advisers;
    • Miles Deamer, AlphaFlow;
    • Joe Downs, Evercore ISI;
    • Amy Featherstone, Goldman Sachs;
    • Genna Federighi, WMSHB;
    • Riley FItzgerald, EntrustPermal;
    • Lisa Friedrich, Robert Half;
    • Jennifer Girardier, SS&C;
    • Kelly Golden, UBS;
    • Meaghan Hardy, Criterion Capital Management;
    • Kate Hawkins, J.P. Morgan;
    • Serena Ho, Madrone;
    • Lily Hou, E&Y;
    • Will Jacobsen, Microvest;
    • Marcus Javier, JPMorgan;
    • Kevin Kahan, E&Y;
    • Helen Kang, TPG Public Equity Partners;
    • Rose Kelly, KPMG;
    • Sean Kersten, Vista Equity Partners;
    • Bill Kinney, Withum;
    • Kasee Kinzler, Andersen Tax;
    • Greg Knapp, Maples Fund Services;
    • Brooks Kochman, E&Y;
    • Annie Kong, Greyline Solutions;
    • Kurtis Kuida, E&Y;
    • Regine Labog, S&P Global;
    • Ralph Lafferty, Orbital Insights;
    • Jenny Lane, ValueAct Capital;
    • Amy Le, Iconiq Capital;
    • Marc Leiding, Titan Regulation;
    • Brandon Leitner, Cresa;
    • Mark Li, BPM;
    • Linda Ma, Dorsal Capital Management;
    • Alexandra Marten, JPMorgan;
    • Paul McCrory, E&Y;
    • Tray McCurdy, Lending Home;
    • Mike Moscuzza, Harvest Capital Strategies;
    • Maureen Murphy, Growth Hacks;
    • Jenn Nguyen, Angel Island Capital;
    • Gerardo Nunez, Apple;
    • Matei Odobescu, EisnerAmpe;
    • Gabi Papesh, Greyline Solutions;
    • Terese Powers, Headlands Capital Advisors;
    • Scott Ray, Canalyst;
    • Marko Rustic, PwC;
    • Ankur Shah, KPMG;
    • Mike Smith, In Transition;
    • Jenny Souksavath, Standish Management;
    • Scott Stempel, SS&C/Advent;
    • Paulina Strick, SS&C/Advent;
    • Jon Swartz, Innovations PSI;
    • Eugene Tetlow, EisnerAmper;
    • Rob Testa, PwC;
    • John Vaughan, Symphony Asset Management;
    • Kelsey Willock, Goldman Sachs;
    • Laura Wong, Cole-Frieman Mallon;
    • Eric Yip, JPMorgan;
    • Scott Young, In Transition;
    • Inar Zhang, Criterion Capital Management;
  • San Francisco Bike Committee
      • Jeff Bowers , Coastland Capital ;
      • Rose Kelly , Shasta ventures;
      • Pete Lardner , Goldman Sachs ;
      • Kerry Wong , Millennium Trust ;
    • San Francisco PE|VC Cares
      • Eugene Tetlow , Chair, EisnerAmper LLP;
      • David Suozzi , Chair, Shartsis Friese LLP;
      • San Francisco Grants Committee
        • Angela Osborne, Chair, First Republic;
        • Jeff McNulty, Chair, Thomson Reuters;
        • Alexis Middle, Vernal Point;
        • Alicia Gavello, Arrow Ridge Capital ;
        • Ben Slavet, Ascend Capital;
        • Dara Sue, Eze Castle Integration;
        • Diane Attersley, HBS;
        • Elisabeth MacKnight, Financial Services and Start-Up Consulting;
        • Elizabeth Matkowski-Hertz, Ernst & Young;
        • Ghufran Rizvi, Standard Pacific;
        • Jeff Bowers, Coastland Capital;
        • Jennifer Lane, ValueAct Capital;
        • Jennifer Pearlman, SF Child Abuse Prev Center;
        • Jim Brody, Sofinnova Ventures, Inc;
        • John Broadhurst, Shartsis Friese LLP ;
        • Lee Overstreet, PwC;
        • Mark Bellias, Symphony Asset Management;
        • Michelle White Hopfner, State Street ;
        • Ray Iler, Ernst & Young;
        • Steven Franklin, BPM (Burr Pilger Mayer);
        • Trent Calabretta, Battea Class Action Services;
        • Bill Haggerty, Sentinel Rock Capital, LLC;

      East Bay Children’s Law Offices

      USD $30,000

      East Bay Community Recovery Project

      USD $35,000

      Edgewood Center for Children and Families

      USD $35,000

      First Place for Youth

      USD $35,000

      La Casa de las Madres

      USD $35,000

      Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth

      USD $35,000

      National Center for Youth Law

      USD $23,500

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