Largest Cap Intro Event in History

An Online Capital Introduction Fundraiser Benefiting Victims of the COVID-19 Pandemic

$1.9M

Raised

2970

Meetings Completed

387

Allocators

Fundraising Details

Fundraising Details

The challenge in hosting any charity event is covering the hard costs. In Funds4Food, our underwriters contributed $100,980 to cover all the hard costs for the event. This included things like web development consultants, legal fees, video system minutes and marketing materials among others. Below is a breakdown of those hard costs. iConnections contributed its platform and services at no charge to Funds4Food.



Underwriter Contributions $100,980.00
Hard Event Costs
    Advertising & Marketing (12,750.50)
    Contract Customer Support (34,000.00)
    Legal (5,789.99)
    Software & Online Services (AWS) (3,917.39)
    Video System Charges (5,133.88)
    Technology Consulting (5,640.00)
Total Hard Event Costs ($67,231.76)
Net Proceeds from Underwriter Contribution $33,748.24
Total Manager Registrations & Donations Received $1,852,820.00
Net Proceeds from Underwriter Contribution $33,748.24
TOTAL DONATION AMOUNT $1,886,586.24


iConnections has donated the net amount of $33,748.24 to the Garces Foundation bringing the total raised in the event to $1,886,568.24

How It Worked

From June 15th to July 2nd, institutional allocators and fund managers engaged in one-on-one video meetings to benefit charities aiding people in need globally.

Institutional allocators pledged to participate in meetings with fund managers of their choosing. The more meetings that were pledged, the more managers registered, and the more dollars were raised.

The entire spectrum of fund managers, including long only, hedge, venture, private equity, real estate, private debt, infrastructure, and more, made donations to participate.

The iConnections platform allowed all participants allowing them to select, confirm and schedule video meetings with each other.

At the end of the event, our charity partner, Garces Foundation, distributed the proceeds raised to the charities identified on our website.

Event Statistics

Supported Charities

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of families, forcing many into food insecure circumstances. Funds4Food was created to bring the investment management industry together to do its part to help these families in need around the world. The following charities are focused on alleviatin food insecurity and have been chosen as beneficiaries of Funds4Food.

Participating Allocators

World class institutional allocators pledged to take meetings with the entire spectrum of fund managers, including hedge, venture, private equity, real estate, private debt, infrastructure and more, all to support Funds4Food. The following is a sample of participating allocators.

DUMAC

Hewlett Foundation

John's Hopkins University

Packard Foundation

Princeton University

Rockefeller University

Soros Fund Management

Stanford University

Willett Advisors

Yale University

Allocator List

Participating Investment Managers

Fund managers donated to participate based on their firm size. One hundred percent of registratoin proceeds were a direct donation to our charities.

Manager List

Event Underwriters

Funds4Food is supported by industry leaders who came together to make this event possible. The financial and in-kind contributions of the following companies enabled all registration proceeds to go directly to charity.

Media and Association Partners

Funds4Food is supported by industry membership organizations providing leadership and support for industry-wide initiatives, including advocacy, peer engagement, policy, and educational programming. Their support helps to raise public awareness and strengthen the value of the investment industry.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board of industry leaders assembled some of the most prestigious allocators, fund managers and service providers to support Funds4Food.

Jeff Assaf

CIO

ICG Advisors

Les Baquiran

Alpine Capital Advisors

Founder

Susan Baxter

Royal Bank of Canada

Vice-Chair

Claudia Bertolino

Head of Business Development

Citco Fund Services

Dawn Blankenship

Socorro Asset Management

Chief Operating Officer

Molly Bloom

Author

Vern Bratton

Align

Senior Business Development Associate

John Darsie

SALT

Managing Director

Jamie Dinan

York Capital Management

CEO

Chris Duggan

Dart Enterprises

VP Business Development

Brian Goldman

Lanx Management

Founder

Patrick Horsman

Blue Sand

Managing Partner

Stephanie Kelton

Barron's 100 Women in Finance

Professor of Economics & Public Policy, Stonybrook University

Josh Leonardi

TD Securities

US Head of Capital Introductions

Bill Luterman

PA Department of Banking and Securities

CIO, Global Investment Management and Family Office Solutions

Michelle Makori

Global Television Anchor

Steve Menna

KPMG

National Hedge Fund Segment Leader

Rahul Moodgal

Parvus Asset Management

Partner

Suzanne Murphy

Lampe Conway

Managing Director

Krishna Nadella

Bloomberg LP

America Head of Sales-Quant and Analyst Workflow Specialists

Melanie Pickett

Northern Trust

Head of Front Office Solutions

Jen Prosek

Prosek Partners

CEO

C. Penn Redpath

Lombard International

Managing Director

Michael S. Reeves

QuiVive Global Advisory

Managing Partner

Ed Rzeszowski

Blackrock

former Managing Director

Anthony Scaramucci

Skybridge Capital

Managing Partner

Ted Seides

Capital Allocators Podcast

Host

Gregg Sommer

Mercer Investments

Partner

Andrea Szigethy

The Investment Institute

CEO

Darren Wolf

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Global Head of Investments - Alternative Investment Strategies

Alison T. Young

Red, White and Blue Strategies

Managing Partner

iConnections Team

Ron Biscardi

Ron Biscardi

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

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Chris Altomare

Chris Altomare

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

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Julie Galdieri

Julie Galdieri

Executive Speech and Performance Coach

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Brandi Gatlin

Brandi Gatlin

Head of Investment Managers

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Kaitlin (Reedy) Malin

Kaitlin (Reedy) Malin, CFA, CAIA

Head of Investor Relations

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Kay Rozynski

Kay Rozynski

Investor Relations Consultant

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Our Volunteers

Thank you to all of our volunteers. Your sales, marketing, investor relations and general experience in the alternative investment industry was integral to the success of our event!

Aarti Verma

Aarti Verma

Volunteer

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Alexander Matthews, CAIA

Alexander Matthews, CFA, CAIA

Volunteer

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Allyson Johnson, CAIA

Allyson Johnson, CAIA

Volunteer

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Ashley Pullen

Ashley Pullen

Volunteer

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Ava Pucci

Ava Pucci

Volunteer

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Avery Jane Carmichael

Avery Jane Carmichael

Volunteer

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Eliza Pierson

Eliza Pierson

Volunteer

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Laetitia de Pastre

Laetitia de Pastre

Volunteer

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Laird Coby

Laird Coby

Volunteer

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Libbi Ross

Libbi Ross

Volunteer

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Nemer Bechara

Nemer Bechara

Volunteer

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Ritu Khanna

Ritu Khanna

Volunteer

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Ryan Pino

Ryan Pino

Volunteer

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