The non-profit organization 100 Women in Hedge Funds will have a royal guest in attendance for its London gala next week.
Kensington Palace, where 100 WHF will hold its London gala, announced last week that The Duchess of Cambridge will present Dame Amelia Fawcett DBE with the organization’s 2013 European Industry Leadership Award. The award identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethic, and passion for investing help define and advance the hedge fund industry's standards of excellence.
Prince William became a patron of 100 WHF’s philanthropic initiatives in 2009 and Kate Middleton joined him to become a patron in 2012 for an additional three years.
The proceeds from the London gala will benefit Action on Addiction, a charity that works to treat addiction through research, family support, education and training.
100WHF was formed in 2001 to organize various activities throughout the year that fit its three-pronged philanthropic mission: mentoring, women’s and family health, and education. It has since raised over $30 million for various charities.