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

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.

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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.