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 seven 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.
HFC Asia began in 2014. Headquartered in Hong Kong, HFC Asia is chaired by Mia Lamar, former Asia Funds reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
The issues in Asia surrounding child abuse include education, prevention, research, advocacy, training and poverty. However, in our initial work, we will focus on raising awareness and funding programs that help at-risk children and their families who are affected by child abuse. Through a collaborative approach of donors and a concerned community, we hope to build a sustainable social capacity that can both prevent child abuse and develop measurable programs to help abused children.