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.  

Click here to watch a video about the HFC San Francisco Benefit and the support they receive from the San Francisco 49ers.

Sept. 15, 2018, 8 a.m.

San Francisco Bike Ride

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;

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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