Women’s Leadership Network founder and
president Ann Rubenstein Tisch with CBI students
Members of the hedge fund community were among those who
feted the CollegeBound Initiative’s 10th
anniversary Thursday night at a gala honoring New York Giants
quarterback Eli Manning, Pinebridge Investments chief operating
officer George Hornig and News Corporation group general
counsel Lon Jacobs.
CollegeBound, a program of the New York education
non-profit Young Women’s Leadership Network, is a
school-based college guidance program for high-need public
schools and students who are usually the first in their
families to attend college.
Hedge fund supporters of the fundraising effort
included Karen Finerman of Metropolitan Capital, Lawrence Golub
of Golub Capital, Gary Gerstein and Phyllis Weaver of Red Oak
Commodity Advisors (Weaver is a Young Women’s
Leadership Network board member), Carrie Ann McCabe of Lasair
Capital and Michael Ansour of March Partners.
The event, held at Jazz at Lincoln Center, raised
more than $725,000 and was attended by nearly 400 guests, who
mingled with beaming, college-bound seniors from the program.
Hornig pledged to be a regular contributor to the group and
Manning, also a donor, obliged countless requests from students
and admirers for handshakes, autographs and photos.
CBI says it serves more than 6,000 students in 13
public high schools, 12 in New York City and one in
Philadelphia. Since 2001, CBI has helped more than 4,000
students attend college and has generated more than $48 million
in financial aid and scholarships to keep them there.
"CBI makes the dream of going to college a tangible
reality for these kids," said Marjorie Kaufman, also a Network
board member and the former head of investor relations at
Kingdon Capital Management. "The return on investment is
huge—just look at the pride on the faces of the