Deborah Green, a senior researcher at Elliott Management, was honored last night for her work with the All Stars Project at a Manhattan fundraising gala for the nonprofit.
||(L-R) Elliott's Richard Sokolow & Deborah Green with Dechert's Dennis Hranitzky (Photo: Ronald Glassman via All Stars Project)|
Green and Elliott director of research Richard Sokolow are both board members for All Stars, which supports 10,000 young people from poor communities in New York City, New Jersey, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area through theater, music, dance and other performance arts programs.
About 450 people attended the event at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Dun & Bradstreet Corp. chief executive Sara Mathew and Ernst & Young vice chair Kate Barton. About $2 million was raised. Other hedge fund attendees and supporters included John Singer of Caxton Associates affiliate A.R.T. Advisors, Jeff Kronthal of KLS Diversified Asset Management, Alex Flamm of Halcyon Asset Management and Arshad Zakaria of New Vernon Capital.
The All Stars Project has received broad support from Elliott staffers for the past decade, according to the group's senior development officer and vice president for education initiatives Bonny Gildin. "In addition to making contributions and raising money for the All Stars' afterschool development programs, individuals within the firm have sponsored workshops and introduced young people to the world of hedge funds, commodities and finance," Gildin wrote in an email to Absolute Return.
A spokesman for Elliott, Peter Truell, declined to comment.