Rob Davis and Help for Children

Speaking Engagements

Rob giving the keynote at Lincoln Center, over-looking Central Park, for the S.U.S. (Services For The Underserved) Gala

Motivational Speaking

Rob is a powerful and engaging speaker. He was a Public Speaking and Theatre Arts major in college and has performed on the stage in many college and community theater productions. He was also a professional dancer appearing on stage and in variety shows on TV. His father and mother were professional actors and Rob and his sisters required from an early age to give standing presentations on their daily activities. Perhaps because of that and his dancing training from an early age, comfort on his feet and in front of an audience has always been a natural for Rob. Since founding Hedge funds Care/Help For Children – www.HFC.org in 1998 to raise funds for organizations dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse (see more on the Philanthropy Tab) Rob has had countless speaking opportunities before audiences from single digits to well north of a thousand. He says there is little difference to him, that he loves the process and the experience no matter the size of the audience and that each one is an opportunity to move someone to be a more caring or philanthropic person.peaking Engagements

 

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Rob on the stage presenting baseball great Joe Torre, with a special award celebrating Joe’s contributions to the battle against child abuse


“I was invited to hear Rob Davis speak in New York City at a fundraising convention held for the prevention of child abuse.  At the time, he was the CEO of Hedge funds Cares, www.HFC.org, an organization he founded that supported nonprofit agencies throughout the U.S., Cayman Islands, Canada, U.K. & Hong Kong that helped these children and their families. I was the Executive Director of one of those agencies and received Rob’s support for several years.

Rob is someone who commands attention when he enters a room and is sincere and engaging when he speaks. His voice is warm and trustworthy and his words demonstrate his knowledge and authority.

When he finished his keynote, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room and he received a standing ovation. I left motivated and energized by his sincerity, warmth, appreciation and knowledge. Rob is a wonderful public speaker; he gets right to the heart of the matter with complete authenticity.  I look forward to hearing him speak again”.

Donna Martire Miller MA, CIPP
CEO Happily Ever Actions

Past Executive Director – The Exchange Club / Help for Kids


I remember receiving a phone call in the late 90’s from Rob Davis about creating a non-profit organization within the financial services industry to raise money for the prevention and treatment of abused children. I had experience in the non-profit area as an attorney and agreed to assist Rob. I even suggested what was to become the organizations initial name, Hedge Funds Care! It has since also been branded as Help For Children, in both cases www.HFC.org.. Since then, under Rob’s terrific leadership and now others as well, HFC has become a global force for good heiping thousands of children and families each year. As a Board Member from the start I have had the opportunity to hear Rob speak on behalf of HFC many times to audiences large and small, articulating it’s aims and goals in an articulate and compelling way. I’ll simply conclude, that Rob is an excellent speaker!

Eric R. Roper Esq.
President, Eric R. Roper PC


 

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Rob giving the keynote address for the Institutional Investor Hedge Funds awards gala.

Rob being interviewed about the work of HFC to save children from the trauma of abuse.

HFC is an international charity focused on preventing child abuse and providing
treatment to those who have been victimized, with ten branches in five countries. Learn how you can contribute at www.HFC.org.

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Help of Children Founder Rob Davis gave the keynote address as he received the 2016 philanthropy award 

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Rob Davis, founder and Chairman Emeritus of Help For Children, receiving the City & State Reports Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Philanthropy in the Financial Community.


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In addition to reading “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works”, please consider these other  “best of breed” titles available that carry similar messages. It may be just one that registers deeply with you! But at the end of the day, that’s what we’re all in it for, our ultimate goal. We know for sure that if you make it your business to read them all, you will be well on your way. All together, including Steven M.R. Covey’s “The Speed Of Trust“, Tony Robbins’ “Unlimited Power,” Ilene  Angel’s “How To Calm the Hell Down And Be Happy,” Aneil & Karen Mishhra’s “Trust Is Everything” and Stanley S. Litow’s “The Challenge for Business and Society “, it’s your dream team. As other great ones come onto our radar screen we will let you know.  RobMy Book Shelf

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Own It is a new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism, offering women a new set of rules for professional success.

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In Feminist Fight Club, acclaimed journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal story of her real-life fight club with a studied assessment of the gender gap that continues to plague the American workplace

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The Speed of Trust

Trust increases speed and thus lowers costs in businesses.

You first have to trust yourself, because trust is similar to confidence.

Societal trust is especially important for businesses to cultivate by contributing.

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Who is Rob Davis?

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Rob with two of his grand kids

Rob Davis has helped to raise six children, is grandfather of nine, and great-grandfather of two – brother, uncle, colleague and friend; singer/songwriter, cabaret performer, business man, athlete and philanthropist. 

He has spent many years in the study of comparative religion, philosophy, metaphysics and science of mind, a process that never ends. Some time ago, he began to write stories about people he knew, who illustrated certain concepts. Over the years the collection of tales grew, the concepts evolved and deepened, and What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works is the result – adding author to Rob’s resume. Multiple reviews can be found here. More reviews and purchase options can be found at the Shop page.

In late 1998, Rob conceived of the idea of raising money in the hedge fund/alternative investment industry, and making grants to organizations dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, and started Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care – www.HFC.org – Fast forward to today, there are active U.S. branches in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Denver & Atlanta, plus affiliate/branches in London, Dublin, Toronto and Grand Cayman. He remains deeply committed as Chairman Emeritus, and grateful to know that since inception HFC has granted close to $60 million, through more than 1,000 grants globally, to programs focused on saving children from the trauma of abuse. In the process, HFC has helped the lives of many thousands of children and families.

What are people saying about Rob?

  • The Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan said, “We salute your tremendous vision and amazing commitment….Your work is touching the lives of thousands of children and families.
  • The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families said, “In the past five years…your labor of love has touched the lives of thousands of children and their families….your leadership has been an inspiration to us.”
  • Cynthia Scott (Executive Director, Coalition on Child Abuse and Neglect,) said “Compassionate vision. Those are the words I associate with your name.”
  • Nancy Wackstein (United Neighborhood Houses) said, “You know Rob, this is an issue that all decent people agree is worth fighting for. The difference is that you have gone beyond mere words to making this a life commitment.”

Honors & Awards:

  • 2016 – City &  State Reports – Honoree – The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Philanthropy in the Investment Community
  • 2012 – Wynona’s House Child advocacy Center Honoree – The Steel Magnolia Award for Tenacity in Advocating for Children
  • 2011 – Services for the Underserved (SUS) – Honoree – The Dedication to Changing Lives Award
  • 2008 – Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect: Honoree – The Voice for All Children Award
  • 2004 – Prevent Child Abuse New York : Honoree – Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention Award
  • 2002 – National Exchange Club Honoree – Dedication to Child Abuse Prevention Award

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Philanthropic Awards

Philanthropic Awards

2016 NY City & State Reports

Honoree: The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Philanthropy in The Investment Community


2012 Wynona’’s House Child Advocacy Center

Honoree: The Steel Magnolia Award for Exhibiting Tenacity in Advocating for The Greater Good


2011 Services for the Underserved (SUS)

Honoree: The Dedication To Changing Lives Award

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2008 Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect

Honoree: The Voice For All Children Award

2004 Prevent Child Abuse New York

Honoree: Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention Award

2002 National Exchange Club

Honoree: Dedication to Child Abuse Prevention Award

Makeover

 

Rob Davis, a prime broker to hedge funds, began worrying about his industry’s image on September 29, 1998, not long after the collapse of the hedge fund Long Term Capital. That evening, as he sat reading the Wall Street Journal, he came upon the headline “hedge funds: the new barbarians at the gate.” “It was a terrible article—it was vilifying the whole industry!” he said the other night, his voice rising. “I decided I would call all the people in my Rolodex. I would say, ‘Hey, we gotta get together and get better publicity.’ ” Davis’s plan was to hold a charity dinner, one that would benefit two very different causes: it would raise money for child-abuse prevention (an issue he has been concerned about since his days as a public-school teacher), and it would provide image rehab for his beleaguered colleagues. The dinner spawned a year-round non-profit, which Davis named Hedge Funds Care.

Davis was at Cipriani 42nd Street, greeting hedge-fund managers, lawyers, accountants, back-office managers, and headhunters, who had turned out for the eleventh annual Hedge Funds Care benefit. This having been almost as bad a year for hedge funds as for charity galas, things had been scaled back a bit. 2008: black tie optional, filet-mignon sit-down dinner. 2009: business attire, mini-hot dogs on trays, hot buffet, free-for-all seating. The venue—a grand space with marble pillars and soaring ceilings, built in 1921 to house the now defunct Bowery Savings Bank—gave the evening a valedictory feel. “I see a lot more sober people than in years past,” one guest said, scanning the room.

Davis felt that his volunteer P. R. effort was more urgent than ever. “This,” he said, referring to the current financial crisis, “is like multiples of that”—the collapse of Long Term Capital—“in terms of the damage it’s done to the businesses, to the perception of them.” Having ignored the new dress code, he wore a tux, and was strolling around with a visible sense of purpose, shaking hands. “Hedge funders are really the most philanthropic guys in the world,” he kept saying.

“They are,” his friend Mike Vranos, the recipient of the 2007 Hedge Funds Care Award for Caring, agreed. Vranos had just presented this year’s Award for Caring to Kenneth G. Tropin, of Graham Capital. (From Tropin’s remarks: “I have great confidence that over time not only will our industry prevail but it will be stronger than ever, and that our collective talent is too great to be denied.”)

“Mike’s wonderful—he manages a very substantial hedge fund,” Davis said. Vranos is presumably the sort of hedge-fund guy whose image Davis is trying to redeem. His fund, Ellington Management Group, has, since its inception, in 1994, been a major investor in mortgage-backed securities. (Earlier in his career, he developed an intimidating reputation. As a young bodybuilder, he was crowned Mr. Teen Connecticut and worked as a bouncer; his nickname at Harvard was Captain Iron; and in the early nineties Kidder Peabody lore had him turning meetings into arm-wrestling matches.)

With the evening’s proceeds topping out at $1.3 million, down from $2.2 million last year, the two men compared notes on fund-raising tactics. “I have a shakedown list,” Vranos explained. “You say, ‘Give money or else.’ ” Even so, he said, selling tickets was much tougher this year. “I believe in karma. Now’s the time.” He went on, “That’s how the Greeks do it. If you’ve got a new house or something you’re starting anew, that’s when you go. You give the money, you bless them. It’s a rebirth, that’s what this is.” He added, “The jaded reporter’s way of looking at it would be that a snake has to shed its skin.”

Davis jumped in. “I don’t want you to use the snake analogy,” he said. “There’s too much of that.” ♦

 


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Rob was featured in Wall Street Coach – Kim Kurtin’s  book, Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Futureas one of the 50 Conscious Capitalists” and  “Teachers of Consciousness” in the hedge fund/financial services industry, who were making a difference in how the industry was conducting business, and how it was being perceived.

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How Life REALLY Works

How Life REALLY Works

"What Goes Around Comes Around"

is a Treatise on How Life REALLY Works!

This book is a treatise on How Life REALLY Works, that combines important concepts with vignettes about people I have known personally, who provide relevant examples. The expression “What Goes Around Comes Around,” also the title of this book, is the common vernacular of our time for what has been described in countless iterations over the ages. How Life REALLY Works

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What Goes Around by Rob Davis

The concept is a fundamental principle of life that applies to every human being. Moreover, it is something that every human being has heard in one form or another, generally understands, and would likely agree on in concept. What’s more it is something we readily invoke in observations about others, and is as simple and fundamental as rain falling and flowers growing. The “puzzlement” has always been that while it is so easy to see, and comment on about the folly of others, it is so very hard to observe, admit and adjust in our own behavior and lives.

When I was a kid in elementary school, and the family went to a traditional Christian based church, it was embodied in the saying often invoked, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”

I had no idea what that meant until sometime later when I learned the sow part meant “to plant a seed,” including how much care and attention was taken in the process or not, and had nothing to do with needles and thread, and that “reap” described what kind of harvest would result.

Still later, I remember the first time I heard what has become the modern version, and the title of this book. It happened when someone you’ll soon meet was, in his wisest possible voice, opining on why a mutual acquaintance had suffered a debilitating comeuppance. “It’s obvious,” he said.

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I was struck when I heard those words, and determined that I should think about them. I was to learn that it took a lot more than mere thinking. You’ll better understand the full poignancy involved when you get to read, “A Story About Peter.”

It was in the throes of trying to overcome some tragedy of my own that I attended a lecture about “The Law of Cause and Effect” that I began to realize what the title really meant. I learned how I had drawn that crisis to myself by means of my own thoughts, words and actions, and that the only place to look for the reason for my subsequent dilemma was in the mirror. Like most people, I could clearly see in others what was so hard to see in myself. It was easy for me to comment on how someone else’s behavior had created obvious to expect consequences that person didn’t see coming, only to go forth in my own life and create some equally foolish story.

 

 So the truth is, there is nothing new or revolutionary about the subject being addressed in this book. Rather it is as old as old is! But it is also as important as any principle of life that exists, to get a grip on and actually be successful expressing in real life.

Moreover, the presentation is actually both unique and impactful in how the subject is addressed. First off, it comes from my voice, different from anyone who has ever attempted to clarify a universal principle of life. In fact, there has never been a person who has ever lived, who possessed the equivalent of my perspective, experience, achievements and failures, making this effort to do so as valid and certainly more timely than any prior attempts. I say that with no reservation as I have studied so many of them.

Then there is the format itself. We collectively know that the most effective way to convey a message is through the power of storytelling, a device liberally employed in “What Goes Around Comes Around!” which switches back and forth between principle’s discussed and the examples of people I have known who are perfect illustrations.

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by Sheryl Woodhouse
Founder of Livelihood Matters, LLC

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I’ll always remember when and where I first met Rob, in a cozy bar called The Dandelion in downtown Philadelphia. It was the meet and greet of the www.BookBaby.com – Independent Authors’ Conference in November ’17. Rob was there to learn about self-publishing, and sat in the only seat left in the place, which happened to be next to me! I on the other hand, was there to work, as the company where I served as Chief Operating Officer, www.rockpaperscissors.biz, was managing the conference. It was the first such conference and my job to make sure our staff did the best possible job. Forward for What Goes Around Comes Around

Our conversation almost immediately went to subjects like philosophy, history and alternative views of world religions. We were instant friends and could have talked for hours. I was intrigued by what he had to say about the project that had brought him to the conference, and he was refreshingly and equally, interested in my goals and views.

It was a nice first meeting, but soon ended to get back to the official conference,

Sheryl Woodhouse Keese, Founder Livelilhood Matters
Sheryl Woodhouse, Founder of
Livelihood Matters, LLC

opening  remarks. The rest of the event flew by, accompanied by a wave here and there and a few hi’s in passing. So it was a pleasant surprise, and now I’d even say an honor when Rob handed me a copy of his manuscript and asked if I’d read it. Getting that initial copy of this book was almost like getting to take Rob’s wisdom and flair for storytelling home with me.

I’ve read a number of books that focus on sharing a similar message, including “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The Answer” by John Assaraf & Murray Smith, “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, and I must say that I find Rob’s to be my favorite. It’s not new age gimmicky or focused on material gains. It’s about taking personal responsibility for who you are and the decisions we all continuously make. I found it to be more sincere and personal, and better at explaining the important concepts it takes on, in a compelling and convincing way.

We’ve all read about “Cause & Effect” and “Laws of Nature.” We can easily see in others and the world around us how they work. Rob’s stories, examples of people he’s known over the years, his own life, and current events help bring the focus to greater understanding of how it plays out in our own lives, how we build character and from that a worthwhile life. It’s about a more mindful approach to managing thoughts, words and actions.

Considering all that’s happening around us in the world today, this book could not come at a better time, or be more important. As individuals and collectively, we should behave better. Rob’s reasoned explanations help us to understand why. That even though fewer of us may ascribe to traditional, organized religion, or maybe because of that, we do want guidance that makes sense on the important questions. Guidance that doesn’t require giving up logic and reason, and is believable.

“What Goes Around Comes Around” is an expression we’ve all heard many times. It is something we know to be true, even if we don’t always live like we know it. This book, subtitled “A Guide to How Life REALLY Works,” does make sense, and is easy and meaningful to read in Rob’s eloquent and flowing writing style. I can picture him talking with that glint in his eye, and even though you may not have met him, I hope you can too!

With so much information to consume each day I usually find myself mainly skimming to cover as much as possible before moving on. Having had Rob’s words to dwell on has been a welcome interlude that I will return to often. Though I believe anytime is the right time for this book to show up in your life, we may appreciate it for different reasons, i.e. staying mindful of how we nurture the important relationships in our life; the examples, good or not so good, that we are continuously setting for others. It is a road map and cautionary yet inspiring entreaty to place high value on our lives and those of our loved ones, and then act in accordance by virtue of our more purposeful deployment of the thoughts we dwell on, the words we speak and the actions we take.

Personally to me, a favorite and essential part of the book is the set of reflections at the end titled, “Thoughts To Live By.” Rob told me that I wasn’t alone in that assessment.

There are thirty of them, one for every day of the month, and then start again, including such titles as:

• I Am Guided To Right Action

• I Put Legs On My Ideas

• I Create The Best Possible Me

These three-paragraph rumination are like affirmations, but more. They’re beautifully written, substantive, direct, and have a little bit of Rob’s humor in them.

Rob and his book came into my life at an especially appropriate time, on the brink of turning fifty and the challenging juncture of leaving an executive position at an established and successful public relations firm, working with people I respect and enjoy, to strike out on my own in a direction that was more meaningful to me. I had tried once before with a labor of love that was swallowed by the great recession, and definitely needed and welcomed the encouragement of seeing Rob’s commitment, and understanding the effort required to create such a book as this, not to mention the reminder of my own need to stay vigilant about the future I am establishing for myself each and every day, with my own thoughts and words and actions!

Rob’s life as a school teacher, turned stock broker, turned nonprofit foundation founder (www.HFC.org), Singer/songwriter (www.robdavis.com), athlete, friend, parent, grandfather & great-grandfather, and now author, inspires to lead a wholesome and multi-dimensional life. I’ve learned a lot from them, book and person these past few months, and I hope you’ll allow Rob’s book to serve as a guide to you as well.

Sheryl Woodhouse

Founder, Livelihood Matters

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Who is Rob Davis?

Rob’s  Story Behind the Story – As a young elementary school teacher, I saw the effects of child abuse on some of my nine and ten year-old students and got personally involved in correcting the situation. Later in the business world I started www.HFC.com, a non-profit with the mission of preventing child abuse and providing treatment to those who had been victimized. One of my first actions was to forge an agreement with the Columbia University School of Social Work, to partner with HFC in determining which programs should receive grants and then to evaluate the effectiveness if each grant, to measure results. Since those first formative days more than 1,000 grants have been made to organizations devoted to saving children from the trauma of abuse, in financial communities throughout the US and five other countries in a global force for good.   Who is Rob Davis

Now, some twenty-years plus later, having gained insights about abusers that apply to all evil doers and the large and small mistakes that people make, I have written this book. It is intended to awaken the reader to a “truth” that has been taught throughout the ages but remains as camouflaged from clear vision now, as it has always been. As you’ll note, the current vernacular to describe what has been referred to as karma and other terms and also the words in this title, “What Goes Around Comes Around,” are familiar to most people. You may even have used them yourself, perhaps on multiple occasions. What has been revealed, is that they are primarily employed by people when pointing out the folly of some other person, but rarely considered about one’s own, ie: “What is so easy to see in others is so hard to see in ourselves!”

The reason is that we’re not properly taught as children why the title is not only true, but an actual law of nature and the mechanics of how it plays out in our lives. That is not too surprising as there are very few teachers, who themselves are equipped to do so. This book is a start in the direction of correcting that deficit and now that you’re reading this, it begins with you.

I’m told the magic is in the stories, which cause readers to self-reflect about their own lives, the positives and what they could have done better. I hope you will find some of that magic too!Rob has spent many years in the study of comparative religion, philosophy, metaphysics and science of mind. Some time ago, he began to write stories about people he knew, who he thought illustrated the results of both constructive and destructive choices made. Over the years the collection of tales grew and the concepts he came to  understand evolved and deepened. “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works” is the result so far!

Rob is a great-grandfather, has enjoyed a Wall Street career, is the Founder of Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care – HFC.org, a marathoner plus competitor of multiple sports, a singer/songwriter/performer, motivational speaker and author.

Help For Children (HFC) Raises One Million At NYC Benefit To Fight Child Abuse
Help For Children (HFC) Raises One Million At NYC Benefit To Fight Child Abuse

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Rob with two of his grand kids

Rob Davis has helped to raise six children, is grandfather of nine, and great-grandfather of two – brother, uncle, colleague and friend; singer/songwriter, cabaret performer, business man, athlete and philanthropist. 

He has spent many years in the study of comparative religion, philosophy, metaphysics and science of mind, a process that never ends. Some time ago, he began to write stories about people he knew, who illustrated certain concepts. Over the years the collection of tales grew, the concepts evolved and deepened, and What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works is the result – adding author to Rob’s resume. Multiple reviews can be found here. More reviews and purchase options can be found at the Shop page.

In late 1998, Rob conceived of the idea of raising money in the hedge fund/alternative investment industry, and making grants to organizations dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, and started Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care – www.HFC.org – Fast forward to today, there are active U.S. branches in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Denver & Atlanta, plus affiliate/branches in London, Dublin, Toronto and Grand Cayman. He remains deeply committed as Chairman Emeritus, and grateful to know that since inception HFC has granted close to $60 million, through more than 1,000 grants globally, to programs focused on saving children from the trauma of abuse. In the process, HFC has helped the lives of many thousands of children and families.

What are people saying about Rob?

  • The Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Manhattan said, “We salute your tremendous vision and amazing commitment….Your work is touching the lives of thousands of children and families.
  • The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families said, “In the past five years…your labor of love has touched the lives of thousands of children and their families….your leadership has been an inspiration to us.”
  • Cynthia Scott (Executive Director, Coalition on Child Abuse and Neglect,) said “Compassionate vision. Those are the words I associate with your name.”
  • Nancy Wackstein (United Neighborhood Houses) said, “You know Rob, this is an issue that all decent people agree is worth fighting for. The difference is that you have gone beyond mere words to making this a life commitment.”

Honors & Awards:

  • 2016 – City &  State Reports – Honoree – The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Philanthropy in the Investment Community
  • 2012 – Wynona’s House Child advocacy Center Honoree – The Steel Magnolia Award for Tenacity in Advocating for Children
  • 2011 – Services for the Underserved (SUS) – Honoree – The Dedication to Changing Lives Award
  • 2008 – Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect: Honoree – The Voice for All Children Award
  • 2004 – Prevent Child Abuse New York : Honoree – Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention Award
  • 2002 – National Exchange Club Honoree – Dedication to Child Abuse Prevention Award

In addition, Rob is a Managing Director of McAlinden Research Partners, an independent investment strategy research firm as well as a singer/songwriter, cabaret performer with a broad range of repertoire and musical styles – See music & videos at www.robdavis.com (visit music tab), www.youtube.com/robdavismusic  and https://soundcloud.com/robdavisband

More about Hedge Funds Care/Help for Children

Rob is the founder of Hedge Funds Care/Help For Children (HFC). In late 1998 Rob conceived of the idea of raising money in the hedge fund/alternative investment industry, and making grants to organizations dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. The first event that Rob organized in February 1999, attracted more than 400 people, raised close to $450,000.00 and resulted in grants to four outstanding programs dedicated to saving children from the trauma of abuse. It was such a great party and first of its kind, industry networking event, that many people urged Rob to do it again the following year.  It was such a great party and first of its kind industry networking event that many people urged Rob to do it again the following year. Thus was a twenty-something year old philanthropic movement begun.

2018 Hedge Funds Care New York City Gala March 15, 2018
Hedge Funds Care New York City Gala

Fast forward to 2018, there are active global affiliates in London, Hong Kong, Toronto, Grand Cayman, & Dublin, plus U.S. branches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Denver & Atlanta, with another brewing in L.A. Each branch has a “Committee of Hearts” comprised of industry professionals who donate their time to raise funds from multiple events in their area. These funds are granted to organizations focused on the HFC mission in the respective communities.

To assure the funds raised were most effectively deployed, Rob innovated the approach of working with the leading graduate level, school of social work in each branch community (starting with Columbia University in NY), to identify the strongest programs to give grants to, and then evaluate how effectively the funds are put to use. Today, HFC has that relationship in all branches.

What Goes Around by Rob Davis
Rob Performing at Metropolitan Room

By the end of 2018, HFC will have granted more than $55million, through more than 1,000 grants, touching thousands of lives. In recent years, programs funded by HFC affiliates and branches have provided clinical treatment to more than 8,000 children, and prevention programs designed for children, parents, police, teachers and others, addressed more than 40,000 individuals annually.

Rob is now Chairman Emeritus and continues to have a seat on the HFC Board of Directors.  He remains actively involved and committed to the HFC mission, taking every opportunity to spread the word about the Foundation and its mission.

In addition, Rob is a Managing Director of McAlinden Research Partners, an independent investment strategy research firm, as well as a singer/songwriter, cabaret performer (music & videos found at www.robdavis.com & www.youtube.com/robdavismusic ) and author. Rob resides in Manhattan, helped to raise five children now all grown and healthy, and at last count has nine, beautiful grandchildren and first great grandchild, a baby-boy named Jameson.

Who is Rob Davis

Who is Rob Davis


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This blog is where I express things going on around me that confirm my belief that “What Goes Around Comes Around,” the title of my book!  We all use those words in observation of others but may not, possibly to our misfortune, apply them to ourselves. Please let me know if you see what I see, or it’s just me battling windmills.

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