Fundraiser to Benefit Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Organization, Hedge Funds Care

November 30

The Florida Alternative Investment Association(FLAIA), a not-for-profit association focused on establishing Florida as a leading center for alternative investment management, today announced that the annual South Florida Charity Cocktail Reception to benefit Hedge Funds Care will take place at 5:30 p.m. November 30.  All proceeds from the event will benefit leading national charities focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

Ashbel “Ash” Williams, executive director and CIO of the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA), will serve as the keynote speaker. Williams works with SBA trustees, including Florida’s governor, chief financial officer and attorney general, to manage assets including the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Trust Fund, a $100 billion-plus pension fund and the fourth largest pension fund in the U.S.

The networking event, which includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a guest raffle with prizes donated by Miami-based businesses, coincides with the kick-off of Art Basel Miami Beach. Tickets for the event, which is open to the public, are available for $175.

WHO:              Florida Alternative Investment Association (FAIA) and the event’s title sponsor, KaufmanRossin & Company


WHAT:           2011 FLAIA Charity Cocktail Reception to benefit Hedge Funds Care, an organization that supports child welfare organizations and raises awareness of the key issues related to child abuse


WHEN:           5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30


WHERE:         Four Seasons Hotel Miami

1435 Brickell Avenue

Miami, FL 33131


HOW:              Tickets are $175. To register:


MEDIA:           To request complimentary media passes or coordinate interviews, journalists may call Tyler Sminkey at (305) 403-2080, Ext. 114, or send an e-mail to

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