Help For Children (HFC) was first founded in 1998 by Rob Davis, Managing Director of McAlinden Research Partners, with the goal of raising funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Now serving as Chairman Emeritus, Rob witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of abuse on innocent children in his early career as a teacher. Embraced by the hedge fund industry from the onset, Help For Children has grown from a single dinner held in New York City to a worldwide presence, operating with branches in six countries, raising donations from the financial services sector and making grants to effective and efficient organizations focused on protecting and healing children from the trauma of abuse.
Help For Children’s newest affiliate, HFC BVI, was established this year as a result of a conversation that started in New York at the end of 2015. While in New York, Phil Graham of Harneys spoke to Renée Skolaski, HFC’s Executive Director and CEO and Rob Davis, HFC’s Founder about his commitment to the HFC mission. Phil was very interested in expanding the organization’s work in order to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in BVI.