Top Money Managers Donate Investment Advice for Charity

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Money mnger William Ackman is one of the speakers donating thier services to Chicago charities

Chicago, IL — When the world’s top money managers gather in Chicago next week, amateur and professional investors will be “all ears” waiting for this year’s best investment ideas. The Second Annual “Invest For Kids” Conference is open to the public and the investment community, and will benefit seven local children’s charities. Tickets remain for this important charity event presented Wednesday, November 3rd from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Chicago’s Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St).

“Invest For Kids is an invaluable event–for all the attendees and for the children’s charities,” said Ben Kovler, co-founder of Invest For Kids. “The ideas presented at last year’s conference produced a portfolio that is up 18 percent and we expect to reach this year’s goal of $1 million, which will have a major impact on the seven charities and the children they serve. It’s a win-win.”

Invest For Kids’ designated charities will receive 100 percent of the event proceeds, split evenly among seven organizations. The 2010 presenters include top money managers from the world’s financial centers: Sam Zell (Chicago), Richard Driehaus (Chicago), John Rogers (Chicago), William Browder (London), Brian J. Feltzin (Chicago), Joshua S. Friedman (Los Angeles), David Herro (Chicago), Larry Robbins (New York), William Ackman (New York), Doug Silverman (New York), and Meredith Whitney (New York). All speakers will provide this rare and generous public appearance at no charge to Invest For Kids.

“This high-impact event presents all of us with renewed opportunity to get to that next level of care,” said Paul Sznewajs, executive director, Snow City Arts, one of the beneficiaries of the charitable funds. “For Snow City Arts, it means we can continue to help bridge the gap between hospitalization and education, delivering arts education at the bedside to even more chronically ill children.”

Tickets for the event are available for $1,000 ($500 for patrons 35-years-old or under). All costs are underwritten by event founders, Ron Levin, managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Ben Kovler. Since 100 percent of the ticket proceeds go directly to charity, tickets are tax-deductible.

“We hope to create a new tradition by channeling the great philanthropic spirit of Chicago’s investment community into a dynamic opportunity to directly help smaller charities grow and achieve their vision,” said Ron Levin. The 2010 charities include: Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Chicago Run, Chicago Scholars, HighSight, KIPP Ascend Charter School, Primo Center and Snow City Arts.

For more information, and to purchase tickets visit or call 312-664-5050. Information about Snow City Arts can be found at

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