100 Women in Finance names the Centre Against Abuse as 2017 Bermuda Beneficiary
March 30, 2017
100 Women in Finance (“100WF”), a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries, has named the Centre Against Abuse (“CAA”) as its 2017 Bermuda Beneficiary.
Established in 1979, CAA is an accredited registered Bermuda charity which provides crisis support services to adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and brings awareness to the community by providing building blocks for healthy relationships.
100WF has a strong track record of supporting charities, raising more than US$40 million (gross) globally for philanthropic causes in the areas of Education, Mentoring, and the 2017 global theme, Women’s and Family Health.
Alison Morrison, Chair of 100WF in Bermuda, noted, “100 Women in Finance is delighted to support the Centre Against Abuse and the services it provides to women and their families in our Bermuda community. We look forward to successful fundraising events during 2017, especially our first ever gala, to support the CAA’s programmes.”
100WF is a global network of more than 15,000 professional women in the finance and alternative investment industries. Through volunteer efforts led by its members, the organisation aims to make a difference in the industry and its communities through unique educational programming, peer engagement initiatives and philanthropic efforts.
Commenting on its selection as 100WF’s 2017 Bermuda beneficiary, Laurie Shiell, Executive Director of the CAA said, “The Centre Against Abuse is honoured to have been chosen as the Bermuda beneficiary for 2017. We are excited about the awareness this will bring, both locally and overseas, and in particular, to the positive impact CAA’s programmes have on our Bermuda community. Our charity is committed to helping women and families dealing with domestic abuse and sexual assault. Our resources go to counselling, court advocacy, resettlement services, and a 24-hour crisis hotline for adults. Every dollar raised is essential for the continued delivery of these vital services. We are looking forward to working closely with 100WF Bermuda on many shared events this year.”
100WF in Bermuda has scheduled several education, networking, and philanthropic events for 2017, including 100WF’s inaugural Bermuda gala, Sailing Into History, which will be held on Saturday, 17 June at Commissioner’s House, Royal Naval Dockyard. Ticket information is available via the 100WF website. Members of the finance and alternative investments industries interested in joining 100WF can learn more about the organization here or by contacting the Bermuda Committee.
About Center Against Abuse
The mission of Bermuda’s Centre Against Abuse is to provide crisis support services to male and female adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to educate the community to decrease these occurrences. Since being formed as a registered charity in 1979, services offered have included a helpline and counseling dedicated to victims of abuse and sexual assault, court advocacy, and safe housing assistance. Groups which benefit from education and prevention programmes include local schools, businesses, churches, police, and health care organizations.