Liquidnet Inc., a New York-based brokerage firm, is at it again in its effort to provide aid to the children of Rwanda.
More than 40 Liquidnet employees raised more than $160,000 in the Race4Rwanda triathalon in New York City on July 18.
The proceeds will go to support the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. The ASYV was established in 2007 with funding from Liquidnet's philanthropic arm, Liquidnet For Good, established by Liquidnet founder and CEO Seth Merrin and his wife, Anne Heyman.
Brian Walsh, director of Liquidnet for Good, said the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village is home to about 250 vulnerable children and those orphaned by the Rwandan genocide of 1994. The village school — the Liquidnet Family High School welcomed its first students in December 2008. The community is expected to grow to 500 over the next couple of years.
For more information about Liquidnet For Good, visit http://www.liquidnet.com/about/forGood.html.