High Water Women (HWW) was founded by senior women from the hedge fund and investment communities to connect professionals with high-touch volunteer opportunities. The High Water Women Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.
Who we are
Our name derives from the high water mark measure that incentivizes hedge funds to outperform their last best gains. By seeking to surpass prior achievements with each new endeavor, our organization and volunteers produce amazing results.
HWW engages women and men throughout the financial services sector in volunteerism and philanthropic giving. Our more than 3,500 volunteers perform thousands of hours of service each year for our community partners.
HWW’s programs include Financial Literacy Education for low-income women and youth, with more than 9,000 low income New Yorkers and 400 volunteers participating in the program since 2009. An annual Backpack Drive benefiting over 137,300 children since 2005. And our annual Investing for Impact Symposium attended by more than 270 investors, managers and impact practitioners since 2013. In addition, HWW volunteers help our nonprofit partners conduct career days and job-search workshops, and mentor at-risk women and youth.
Help Fund Our Efforts
Our work is made possible through contributions from individuals, foundations and companies. When you make a donation to HWW, you are building a base of support for our community of volunteers. Together, we can build a promising future for low-income youth, women and children.
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HWW is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Once your donation is complete, you will automatically receive a US tax receipt via email. We use industry standard security (SSL) for encryption.
For questions about your donation: Please call Alissa Desmarais at +1 504 321 4203
To donate by check: Please make your check payable to "High Water Women Foundation", then mail to 33 West 60th Street, Floor 2, New York, NY 10023. Don't forget to include the purpose or your donation and let us know if your employer will match the gift.