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New York Event Photographer for 12th Annual Hedge Fund Awards

Institutional Investor magazine’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Awards.

Photos by New York Event Photographer Jeffrey Holmes

Master of Ceremonies Melissa Lee Host, "Fast Money" & "Options Action," CNBC

Master of Ceremonies, Melissa Lee, Host, “Fast Money” & “Options Action,” CNBC (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Melissa Lee, Host of CNBC’s “Fast Money” & “Options Action, ” served as Master of Ceremonies of Institutional Investor’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

It was my honor to serve as the event photographer for Institutional Investor magazine’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards,

The awards recognize the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, public funds, sovereign funds and rising stars that stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year.

The selection process: Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor magazine selects award nominees based on how strongly candidates, both those put forward via the call for nominations, and those independently identified by the editorial staff, meet the criteria for their respective categories. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the magazine group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are also invited to vote for the investor nominees. Institutional Investor’s editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, who are announced at the annual awards dinner and ceremony.

Award nominees were honored and winners announced and awarded at a dinner and ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, June 26, 2014.This year’s event hosted more than 500 industry leaders. The event was photographed by New York event photographer Jeffrey Holmes Photography. Institutional Investor features a photo slide show on their awards site. Institutional Investor’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Photo’s

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Canyon Partners’ Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO’s Joshua S. Friedman and Mitchell R. Julis. (Photo: www.jeffreyholmes.com)

 

The Manager Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Canyon Partners‘ Joshua S. Friedman, Founding Partner, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO and Mitchell R. Julis, Founding Partner, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO.

 

 

 

 

 

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MSD Capital’s Co-Managing Partners Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

 

 

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

MSD Capital’s Co-Managing Partners John Phelan (left) and Glenn Fuhrman, .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua S. Friedman,
Founding Partner,
Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO,
Canyon Partners
Mitchell R. Julis,
Founding Partner,
Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO,
Canyon Partners

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients

Glenn Fuhrman,
Co-Managing Partner,
MSD Capital
John Phelan,
Co-Managing Partner,
MSD Capital

World Piano Competition Gold Medalist Alexander Yakovlev

The World Piano Competion Alexander Yakovlev, 2012 WPC Gold Medalist,  at Carnegie Hall. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

World Piano Competition’s Alexander Yakovlev. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

World Piano Competition Alexander Yakovlex Gold Medalist at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall

Photographed by Performance Event Photographer Jeffrey Holmes

The World Piano Competition showcased one of their shining stars in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Alexander Yakovlev, WPC Gold Medalist in 2012. Now in my second year of capturing the New York performances of the World Piano Competition. These young, classical pianists are the brilliant future

Alexander Yakovlev, was the Gold Medal prize winner at the 2012 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati. Alexander performed his solo recital as part of his Gold Prize package. Alexander Yakovlev was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. He has won more than fifty-five 1st place prizes at piano competitions around the world. The World Piano Competition’s mission is to promote and celebrate the art of classical piano music. The WPC offers performance opportunities for pianists from around the world, ranging in age from five to 32. It has been my pleasure to be the performance event photographer for the last three New York performances of WPC winners.

Performance Event Photographer’s Note: Great performance halls like Carnegie Hall or previous concerts at Lincoln Center have strict rules regarding taking pictures during performances. This obviously poses a crucial problem… how can I be an performance event photographer when you can’t photograph during the event? The solution to capturing performance quality photography, I always have just one request. It is that the artist wear their performance attire during their warm up period. I use a Canon 5DM3 on quiet shutter so as not to disturb the artist while they rehearse.

 

The performance was covered in the Cincinatti.com. News coverage included a photo provided by the performance event photographer Jeffrey Holmes Photography.

100 Best W!SE High Schools by event photographer Jeffrey Holmes

W!SE event photographer Jeffrey Holmes

100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014.(Photo: www.jeffreyholmes.com)

100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014.

100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014.  (Photo: www.jeffreyholmes.com)

100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014.

100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance honorees were treated to a tour of the stock exchange. (Photo: www.jeffreyholmes.com)

100 Best W!SE High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014 were honored in a ceremony at the NYSE/Euronext.

Images by event photographer Jeffrey Holmes.

As a New York event photographer, there are certain events that are very special. I have been covering W!SE events for the past decade.  Students from the top ranked schools attend a ceremony hosted by the New York Stock Exchange, Each year this ceremony reassures me that today’s youth are in could care.

  • Here are a few of the highlight I took away from the ceremony. The High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College in New York City ranked first.
  • The W!SE Certification Program is offered in 28 states with 75% of participating students graduating with w!se Certification in Financial Literacy (CFL™)

Working in Support of Education (w!se), a leading New York City based educational not-for-profit, today announced the winners of the inaugural “100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” during a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange photographed by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer.

The release of the rankings marks the 10th anniversary of the w!se Financial Literacy Certification Program, which provides teachers with a curriculum and instructional resources to teach personal finance and to measure student knowledge through the w!se standardized Certification Test. Students passing the test are designated Certified Financially Literate™, which shows that they are financially capable when they graduate. Since its introduction, the program has become integral to personal finance instruction in thousands of classrooms across the United States and is now offered in 28 states.

The 100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance recognizes the top performing high schools in w!se’s national network. The No.1 ranked school is High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College in New York City. Other high schools among the top 25 are situated in Utah, Indiana, Tennessee, Nebraska, Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, South Carolina and New York State.

The schools were honored with banners, as well as a trophy for the No. 1 ranked school at a ceremony featuring the following speakers photographed by event photographer, Jeffrey Holmes::

Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, and President, Intercontinental Exchange Group at the 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014 were honored in a ceremony held at the NYSE/Euronext. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Duncan Niederauer,  NYSE/Euronext. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, and President, Intercontinental Exchange Group at the 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014 were honored in a ceremony held at the NYSE/Euronext. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)” width=”400″ height=”286″]Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, and President, Intercontinental Exchange Group

Bruce Kasman, Chief Economist, Managing Director and Head of Economic Research, JPMorgan Chase

Bruce Kasman, Chief Economist, Managing Director and Head of Economic Research, JPMorgan Chase at 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014 were honored in a ceremony held at the NYSE/Euronext. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Bruce Kasman, Chief Economist, Managing Director and Head of Economic Research, JPMorgan Chase. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Sharon Epperson, Personal Finance Correspondent and Senior Commodities Correspondent, CNBC.

The fastest growing age group declaring bankruptcy is young adults, ages 19 to 25. The 100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance ranking seeks to shine the spotlight on the importance of personal finance education. Only 13 states require personal finance instruction in high school and less than 10 percent of high school students take any course on money management before they graduate. The level of financial literacy is particularly acute among people with no post-secondary education and with incomes below $25,000. According to the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Hispanics and African Americans, who are disproportionately represented in these education and income segments, are especially vulnerable.

Phyllis Frankfort, President & CEO of w!se at 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance 2014 were honored in a ceremony held at the NYSE/Euronext. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Phyllis Frankfort, President & CEO of w!se. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

“We created the Financial Literacy Certification Program to address the chronic lack of financial literacy among young people,” said Phyllis Frankfort, President & CEO of w!se. “It is imperative that students be exposed to personal financial education before they graduate high school, so they have the knowledge and skills to break the cycle of poverty and to start on the path toward financial well being.”

“We are proud participants in the w!se Certification Program,” said Crystal Bonds, Principal of the High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College. “We actually hear from our graduates who tell us of specific ways they apply what they learned from the program in managing their money. It’s wonderful because students really benefit from being financially capable young adults.”

The second through fifth place schools include Itineris Early College High School, West Jordan, UT; Coeur d’Alene High School, Coeur d’Alene, ID; Utah County Academy of Sciences, Orem, UT; and Aviation High School, Queens, NY. A complete list of the top 25 schools is included as an appendix.

w!se determined the ranking with support from an Advisory Board comprising experts from academia and finance. The predominant factor was the average score on the Financial Literacy Certification Test with consideration given to eligibility for free lunch and the proportion of test takers to the school population.

Mr. Stovall, of Standard & Poor’s, said: “w!se provides the basis for achieving one of the three pillars of success (Health, Wealth and Happiness) by teaching financial preparedness.”

The Financial Literacy Certification Program has touched the lives of more than 250,000. On average, 75 percent of students pass the Certification Test every year, graduating financially literate. The ranking will be published annually, giving all schools that participate in the Financial Literacy Certification Program an opportunity to earn a place on it each year.

For more information about w!se, contact info(at)wise-ny(dot)org, or visit the program website http://www.wise-ny.org/ for the most recent program news and updates.

About Working In Support of Education (w!se): Working In Support of Education (w!se) is a national not-for-profit dedicated to improving the lives of young people through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and the workforce. Our Initiatives are built on five pillars – relevancy, real world experiences, strong partnerships, volunteerism, and evaluation. The standardized w!se Financial Literacy Certification Test is administered by schools participating in the Financial Literacy Certification Program to measure knowledge, skills and behavioral changes in students after a unit or course on personal finance.

Naftali Bennett at IDS (Photos by New York event photographer Jeffrey Holmes)

Israeli entrepreneurs, government and business leaders gathered for the Israel Dealmakers Summit. Photos by New York event photographer Jeffrey Holmes.

Israel Minister of Economy, Naftali Bennett, was the featured keynote speaker ending the first day of the Israel Dealmakers Summit. Bennet’s speech included the following quotes (Photos by New York event photographer Jeffrey Holmes):

  • “When you collaborate with an Israeli company, it’s like taking a shot of innovation.” “Everyone around us with ideas, whether in Tel Aviv or Herzliya, but do not grow by big companies. We’re not good at it and there is a lot of criticism on the subject but I’m so not sure it’s that bad.”
  • “The Israeli advantage is not a refractory large company but we are good at innovation. When you collaborate with an Israeli company, it’s like taking a shot of innovation and that’s great added value.”… “Yes, Israelis will not give you a complete sentence or even get out of the elevator before they enter it, but when you collaborate with Israeli companies you not only get a product but continuous innovation.”
  • “Israeli companies are not looking for just one transaction but regularly understand the needs of international society and how to work with and will do anything to undermine that goal.’s Exactly like I did learn how to take control of the plane – if you can not get through the door or window, then try through the roof. The advantage of Israeli companies – you tell them what you need and have been catering to the work.”
  • Bennett spoke of making Beersheba the capital of the cyberworld and how they produce true innovation. “We brought a high-tech park in Be’er Sheva in 4 sectors where one has an intelligence unit which has young talent from the university. There are technology companies and venture capital funds. Imagine what lunch looks like lunch there. On one side sits a young soldier from Modiin, while the young programmer from the Graduate University. Good things can happen in this conversation – and I’m not just talking about marriage. Innovation is not something you can demand or pass legislation forcing companies to produce innovation. This happens because of the interaction between people.”

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    Naftali Bennett-Israel Minister of Economy delivers keynote at Israel Dealmakers Summit. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com)

The annual meeting, organized by Landmark Ventures, in New York, brought together leaders of start-ups, Israeli entrepreneurs, leading fund managers and prominent investors in the U.S.. New York event photographer Jeffrey Holmes was tasked with the responsibility of capturing dynamic images of Israel Minister of Economy, Naftali Bennett’s delivery of his keynote speech.  Photos from the event were disseminated to international media, used for future marketing as well as archival corporate photography.

About Jeffrey Holmes Photography:  Serves New York area corporate clients, event planners, media and non-profit organizations as their professional photographer for executive portraits, headshots, corporate events, conferences and gala celebrations. Contact Jeffrey Holmes, New York photographer via the website: www.jeffreyholmes.com

 

Human Rights Campaign’s 13th Annual Greater New York Gala

The Human Rights Campaign held its 13th Annual Greater New York Gala at the Waldorf=Astoria, photographed by New York event photographer, Jeffrey Holmes.

Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief, and Nate Berkus. Ms. Russell was presented with the HRC Ally for Equality Award at the HRC's Greater NY Gala 2014 held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Saturday, February 8, 2014. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com) (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief, and Nate Berkus.   (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com)

The event celebrated an incredible year for the greater New York region. The passage of marriage equality in New Jersey was a milestone for the tri-state area. Now the entire region of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut can share in the full benefits of legal marriage.

Attorney General Eric Holder, keynote speaker, at the HRC's Greater NY Gala 2014 held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Saturday, February 8, 2014. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com) (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

U.S, Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com)

United States Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker. In his speech to the HRC supporters, he announced several new Justice Department policies that would be outlined in a memorandum the following week. The policies would expand the federal governments initiatives for same sex married couples that will extend the same rights of different sex married couples.

The evening celebrated the LGBT community and honored Architectural Digest’s Editor in Chief, Margaret Russell, and actress/singer Patti LuPone with the 2014 HRC Ally for Equality

Terrence McNally, Patti LuPone and Tyne Daly. Patti LuPone was presented with the HRC Ally for Equality Award at the HRC's Greater NY Gala 2014 held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Saturday, February 8, 2014. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com) (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Terrence McNally, Patti LuPone and Tyne

HRC's Greater NY Gala 2014 held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Saturday, February 8, 2014. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com) Michael Barriere, Alcoa Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Environment, Health and Safety and Sustainability accepts HRC Corporate Equality Award. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)
Michael Barriere, Alcoa                 (Photo: Jeffrey Holmes)

Daly. (Photo: JeffreyHolmes.com)

Awards. The 2014 HRC Corporate Equality Award was presented to Alcoa. The Ally for Equality award is given to allies outside the LGBT community who champion equality for all Americans. Architectural Digest’s Ms. Russell features the work of contemporary LGBT architects and designers honors the memory of LGBT architectural icons. Singer and actress Patti LuPone

publicly supports LGBT equality and LGBT following gives her credibility. Alcoa was recognized for their commitment to equality for the LGBT community. The company has been spoken out in support of marriage equality and is a pioneer in corporate programs that support LGBT employees. Since 2009, Alcoa has achieved a perfect score of 100 on the HRC Corporate Equality Index.

The national headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign once again engaged the services of New York event photographer, JeffreyHolmes. His assignment was to capture the story of the celebration including official awards presentations, VIP’s, candid and impromptu group attendee photos. Jeffrey Holmes Photography has covered events for the Human Rights Campaign since 2008. This year’s event was held in the majestic, Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. It is a very familiar setting for the New York event photographer. He has covered numerous client gala’s and conferences in this venue for his clients. Clients who have hired Jeffrey Holmes for event photography coverage include the Human Rights Campaign, Institutional Investor

Magazine’s International Investment Forums, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and the Boomer Esiason Foundation’s Booming Celebration. The Waldorf=Astoria is a favorite venue for this corporate and event photographer. The art deco design of the Grand Ballroom, the Starlight Ballroom and numerous meeting/function rooms always present a stunning setting for the corporate event photographer.

International handbook launch “Constitution-making and Reform” by Jeffrey Holmes, New York event photographer.

Interpeace “Constitution-Making and Reform” handbook launch coverage by Jeffrey Holmes, New York Event Photographer

Interpeace launched the handbook: ‘Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process’ a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisers in September, 2011. Interpeace engaged the services of New York event photographer, Jeffrey Holmes, to document the event and capture compelling images to showcase this premier event.Over 150 new constitutions have been created since 1975, and as many as 20 national constitutions are reformed or adopted each year. Recent months and the ‘Arab Spring’ have proven that this development continues. Constitutional reforms have been, or are, on the agenda in Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Nepal, Southern Sudan, Zimbabwe and now Libya. Read more: The first of its kind – a constitution-making handbook for peace

Interpeace launches the handbook: 'Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process' a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisors. Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace. The book release took place at the United Nations on September 9, 2011 in New York. The event was photographed for Interpeace by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace(L) and H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the UN General Assembly (JeffreyHolmes.com)

A modern constitution needs to be legitimate in the eyes of the people, but achieving this is a challenge. Often national and international constitution-makers feel out in the cold as there has been no comprehensive resource on the options for constitution-making and reform. The design, implementation and management of these processes, in an inclusive way, create the foundations for lasting peace. The stakes are high. If the process goes wrong the seeds of future conflict and violence will be sown. Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization, is now filling this critical gap.  Download the complete handbook.

Mr. Graeme Simpson, Interpeace Director of Policy and Learning and Director of Interpeace USA  Interpeace launches the handbook: 'Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process' a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisors. The book release took place at the United Nations on September 9, 2011 in New York. The event was photographed for Interpeace by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Mr. Graeme Simpson, Interpeace Director of Policy and Learning and Director of Interpeace USA.

Jeffrey Holmes photographed the launch held at the United Nations (UN) in New York, H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the UN General Assembly provided the opening remarks. His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the UN and Chair of the Peace building Commission Country Configuration for Liberia, moderated a panel discussion. He was joined by Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution, SIPA, and former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; Nicholas Haysom, Director of Political Affairs, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General; Jamal Benomar, UN Special Adviser and Envoy for Yemen and former Director of the UN Rule of Law Unit; and Michele Brandt, co-author of ‘Constitution-making and Reform: Options for the Process’.

Four respected experts from the constitution-making domain, Michele Brandt, Director of Interpeace’s ‘Constitution-making for Peace’ initiative, Jill Cottrell, Yash Ghai, and Anthony Regan, united to create this ‘how to guide’ for constitution-makers around the world.

The handbook provides practical guidance on how to design transparent, nationally led and owned processes that are also participatory and inclusive.

“With the complexity of a constitution-making process come difficult choices. The handbook lays out the potential dilemmas and implications that practitioners on the ground may face,” explains Graeme Simpson, Director of Interpeace USA, Policy and Learning.

Simpson confirms how Interpeace has approached this initiative: “Much of the knowledge contained in the handbook simply did not

Interpeace launches the handbook: 'Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process' a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisors. His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission Country Configuration for Liberia. The book release took place at the United Nations on September 9, 2011 in New York. The event was photographed for Interpeace by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations and Chair of the Peace building Commission Country Configuration for Liberia. (JeffreyHolmes.com)

exist in publications.Experiences needed to be harnessed. We involved over 120 practitioners and experts with invaluable first hand field experience. We have captured what they have learnt. We’ve not focused on just one area but have taken a global view. Experience from over 100 countries fed into the process and of course there is the expertise of the four authors. This handbook has content for everyone.”

Interpeace launches the handbook: 'Constitution-making and Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution, SIPA, and former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. The book release took place at the United Nations on September 9, 2011 in New York. The event was photographed for Interpeace by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Mr. Jean-Marie Guéhenno on panel at Interpeace launch of the handbook: ‘Constitution-making.

“Members of constituent assemblies or constitutional commissions, government officials, politicians, civil society, activists, donors, foreign advisors, policy analysts, academics, and international aid actors can all benefit. It captures the knowledge and weighs up the options so they can make up their own minds on what will work best for their society,” highlights Scott M. Weber, Director-General of Interpeace. Lakhdar Brahimi, who provided the foreword for the handbook, highlights: “I wish ‘Constitution-making and reform: options for the process’ had been available to the international community when I was the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan. This book asks the right questions.”

Interpeace has been enabling societies to build lasting peace since 1994.

Interpeace is an independent, international peace building organization and strategic partner of the United Nations.It were created by the United Nations in 1994. We became an independent organization in 2000 while maintaining a unique partnership with the UN. As a result, we operate either as an independent NGO or as a UN initiative.

H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the UN General Assembly. Interpeace launches the handbook: 'Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process' a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisors. The book release took place at the United Nations on September 9, 2011 in New York. The event was photographed for Interpeace by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, President of the UN General Assembly.(JeffreyHolmes.com)

Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland) and has offices in Brussels (Belgium), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Nairobi (Kenya) and New York (USA).

The organization is governed by a Governing Council made up of prominent individuals from the government, international and business sectors. The Governing Council is chaired by the former President of Ghana, John A. Kufuor and includes seats for the personal representative for the UN Secretary-General and the Host Government, Switzerland.

Through the Advisory Council we bring together governments, multilateral and UN agencies, and experts to analyze the latest in peace building trends. The Secretariat is led by Scott Weber, Director-General and a dedicated staff from around the world.

Interpeace launches the handbook: 'Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process' a comprehensive resource for national constitution-makers and their advisors. Michele Brandt, co-author. The book release took place at the United Nations on September 9, 2011 in New York. The event was photographed for Interpeace by Jeffrey Holmes, event photographer New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Michele Brandt, co-author of ‘Constitution-making and reform: Options for the Process.(JeffreyHolmes.com)

The three main bodies of Interpeace, the Governing Council, Advisory Council and the Secretariat, provide the necessary support to over 300 peace builders in the field. Consisting exclusively of people from the societies in which we are active, our local teams lead the programmes on the ground.

Interpeace’s Work

Their approach contributes to building lasting peace through inclusive and nationally-led processes of change. The added value is the tested approach in strengthening capacities within societies to manage conflict without resorting to violence or coercion. Peace building must be led and owned from within a society so they work exclusively with national teams in countries across Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and the Middle East.

In 2010, Interpeace was supporting initiatives in 16 countries and territories, four of which are implemented through our United Nations arm, the Joint Programme Unit for United Nations/Interpeace. They support initiatives in: Burundi, Cyprus, Central America regional program on youth, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Liberia, Palestine, Rwanda, Somali Region, Timor-Leste.

A thematic program covering Constitution Making for Peace, a handbook on options for making and reforming constitutions. They combine local peace building knowledge with the latest in international thinking to assist the international community, including the United Nations, to play a more effective role in supporting peace building efforts around the world.

Interpeace Finances and Support

They are a non-profit organization. Peace building work is funded by generous voluntary contributions from governments, multilateral organizations, foundations and private individuals. 16 donor governments and multilateral organizations work through the Donor Committee.

2010 expenditures of US $ 23 million reflects the growing demand for our support and expertise from governments, civil society, donor countries, UN agencies and other international organizations.2010 financial reports were, for the second year, in accordance with the highest financial reporting standard – IFRS. In 2010 they also received ZEWO certification from the Swiss charity evaluator. This demonstrates the Interpeace focus.

NGLCCNY makes an impact at the 19th Annual GLBT Expo in New York City!

The NGLCCNY presented the First Annual Social Enterprise Award to HIV Law Project. The award was accepted by Tracy L. Welsh, JD, MPH Executive Director of the HIV Law Project. The award ceremony took place at the 19th Annual GLBT Expo on March 17-18, 2012 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

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National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York engaged the services of New York event photographer, Jeffrey Holmes Photography to capture participation in the expo.

The Metro New York affiliate chamber of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce engaged the services of noted New York Event Photographer, Jeffrey Holmes Photography to capture the story of the organization’s participation in the expo. As their go to photographer for the NGLCCNY events, Jeffrey Holmes was tasked with the responsibility of capturing images of the award presentation and wine tasting reception. Additional event photography coverage included a panel discussion entitled “Gay Wedding Trends & Considerations” and general images of the entire expo.

A special Awards Reception and wine tasting was held to recognize the HIV Law Project with NGLCCNY’s first annual Social Enterprise Award. The award was accepted by Tracy L. Welsh, JD, MPH and Executive Director the HIV Law Project. By leveraging innovation in its operations and service model and employing leading-edge best practices in making a difference in our community, HIV Law Project embodies the power of social impact as it develops effective new models for delivery of life-saving HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The award was presented during the 19th Annual GLBT Expo 2012 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on March 17, 2012 in New York City.

19th Annual GLBT Expo on March 17-18, 2012 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

King Ferry Winery, maker of award winning Treleaven Wines.

A wine tasting of Treleaven Wines from the King Ferry Winery. King Ferry Winery, maker of Treleaven Wines, is superbly located on the east side of Cayuga Lake. The winery produces multiple award winning Treleaven Wines, including Chardonnays that are crafted in the centuries-old Burgundian tradition.

NGLCCNY presented "Gay Wedding Trends & Considerations" panel discussion at the19th Annual GLBT Expo on March 17-18, 2012 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. The panel was moderated by Bernadette Coveney Smith, President of 14 Stories. On the panel were Brian Silva of Marriage Equality New York, Jessy Wolvek of Fleurs NYC, Brian Pasalich of New York Life, Michael Watts and Kurt Kretzschmar of Cocktail Caterers. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

“Gay Wedding Trends & Considerations”

“Gay Wedding Trends & Considerations” was the topic of the panel discussion presented by the NGLCCNY. The panel was moderated by Bernadette Coveney Smith, President of 14 Stories. On the panel were Brian Silva of Marriage Equality New York, Jessy Wolvek of Fleurs NYC, Brian Pasalich of New York Life, Michael Watts and Kurt Kretzschmar of Cocktail Caterers.

About the NGLCCNY
NGLCCNY provides valuable business development opportunities, financial access and educational resources to LGBT and allied businesses in the New York Metro area. As the official Metro New York affiliate chamber of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, NGLCCNY is the voice of thousands of LGBT-owned businesses and actively promotes and creates supplier diversity and procurement opportunities for its growing base of corporate partners and business members.

Nolcha Fasion Week 2012 New York wows the fashion world.

Inspiring designs graced the runway of Nolcha Fashion Week 2012 New York. The Housewives of New York taped portions for an upcoming episode highlighting Fashion Week.

Jeffrey Holmes Photogaphy, a noted New York Corporate Event photographer.  “The key was to find compelling  angles to add to the artful images.

, Designer showing this year include: Vassilis Zoulias, Jetset collective by Farasha, Megla M, Teresa Rosati, Carlos Luna, Baruni, Rebeca Tiago, Antonia Paris, Riza Manalo, Castro-Rojas, Danilo Gabrielli, and Seckin Ilker.

The shows were celebrated at YOTEL in New York with an after party where the female quartet, JADA, performed.

NOLCHA Fashion Week 2012 NYC. New York’s Leading Showcase for Independent Fashion. Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase

NOLCHA Fashion Week 2012 NYC. New York's Leading Showcase for Independent Fashion. Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. Nolcha fashion week is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business. The successful collaborative showcase has been featured in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, NBC, MTV and Forbes. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Creating artful images of NOLCHA Fashion Week 2012 NYC. captured by Jeffrey Holmes, www.JeffreyHolmes.com

their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. Nolcha fashion week is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business. The successful collaborative showcase has been featured in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, NBC, MTV and Forbes

Economic Impact of Gay Marriage as photographed by New York event photographer Jeffrey Holmes.

The Economics of Gay Marriage panel discussion presented by Manhattan Chamber of Commerce held at MetLife Conference Center in New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)
Christine Quinn, NYC Council Speaker and first openly gay NYC Council member, addresses The Economics of Gay Marriage Program. A panel discussion presented by Manhattan Chamber of Commerce held at MetLife Conference Center in New York.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce presented a panel discussion that focused on the role of the business community in pressuring the legislature to approve same-sex marriage.The event was held at the new Met Life Conference Center at 6th Avenue and 42nd Street. The event was photographed by event photographer new york, Jeffrey Holmes Photography for the MCC.  The business community has a stake in this issue because of employee benefits, payroll taxes, talent retention and money will be made when tens of thousands of couples marry here in New York City rather than traveling to other states.

“Economic Impact of Gay Marriage” took place on Monday, March 14, 2011 and was organized by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, hosted by MetLife and sponsored by Bloomingdale’s, Gay City News, Microsoft and the Riverside Church.T

People have figured out that when permitted to marry, the gay community will be more likely to hire a realtor, purchase a home, buy insurance, travel on a honeymoon and use the services of a caterer, wedding planner, florist, and all of the other services engaged by traditional couples getting married.

The Ecomomics of Gay Marriage panel discussion presented by Manhattan Chamber of Commerce held at MetLife Conference Center in New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

MetLife Conference Center in New York where the Economic Impact of Gay Marriange Program was held and photographed by Jeffrey Holmes, new york event photographer.

Panel members included Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Straight Allies Coordinator, Marriage Equality New York; George Carrancho, National Sales & Marketing Manager for LGBT Community, American Airlines; M. V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy at UCLA School of Law; Rachel B. Tiven, Executive Director, Immigration Equality; Paul Schindler (Moderator), Editor-in-Chief, Gay City News; Tracy Teofilo, President, Prestigious & Elegant Events, Inc; and, Jeffrey Hollander, JD, Assistant Vice President Advanced Markets Group, MetLife.

MetLife Conference Center in New York. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)
MetLife Conference Center in New York where the Economic Impact of Gay Marriange Program was held and photographed by Jeffrey Holmes, new york event photographer.

Photographer Note on the venue: MetLife Conference Center is a great venue for medium size conferences. The lighting is ideal. The room features a large projection screen. While a the screen could have been positioned lower on the back wall, it d

oes provide for great viewing. The stage is lighted with with floods high above in the ceiling (perhaps a bit too much of an angle as to provide an uncomplimentary image) fill flash is a must. The venue provides a wonderful view of Bryant Park. Catering of the events is available.

SEO Annual Alternative Investments Conference as photographed by Jeffrey Holmes Photography, Event Photographer New York.

SEO Annual Alternative Investments Conference was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Essex House in New York City.

Interest in alternative investments has never been stronger. The path to this industry is not always clear. SEO’s Annual Alternative Investments Conference highlights professional and business opportunities as well as provides individuals from underrepresented groups within financial services exposure to the leading voices in the alternative investments arena. The Benefits of Participation: Learn more about career paths and industry trend

SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference held May 17, 2011 at the Essex House Hotel in New York. Organized by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the conference is part of SEO's Alternative Investments Program, which includes the Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP), an initiative launched in 2009.  The AIFP is an educational program for young professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments industry.  The AIFP combines workshops, training and mentoring to strengthen Fellows as candidates for positions in private equity and other alternative investments.  The program also improves Fellows' skills as analysts by exploring strategic decisions involved in transactions from the client's point of view. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

s within the alternative investment arena; Network with experienced professionals from various segments of the industry and Share insights and dialogue with aspiring and experienced finance professionals.

Tim Weld, CFA, Director, Parish Capital Advisors moderates panel at the SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference held May 17, 2011 at the Essex House Hotel in New York. Organized by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the conference is part of SEO's Alternative Investments Program, which includes the Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP), an initiative launched in 2009.  The AIFP is an educational program for young professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments industry.  The AIFP combines workshops, training and mentoring to strengthen Fellows as candidates for positions in private equity and other alternative investments.  The program also improves Fellows' skills as analysts by exploring strategic decisions involved in transactions from the client's point of view. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

Tim Weld, CFA, Director, Parish Capital Advisors moderates panel at the SEO 2nd Annual Alternative Investment Conference. (Jeffrey Holmes/JeffreyHolmes.com)

The event organizers engaged the services of Jeffrey Holmes Photography. Jeffrey has been the photographer of choice for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity since 2007. His dynamic images grace the pages of the SEO’s collateral materials and reports.

During this day long event, industry discussions were facilitated by leaders who focused on the private equity and hedge funds sector, providing insight to rising professionals with valuable information. Institutional investors, fund managers, consulting firms, and other providers within the alternative investments industry foster the growth and knowledge of the next generation of leaders by participating as panelists and supporters of the conference.

The conference was organized by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). The conference is part of SEO’s Alternative Investments Program, which includes the Alternative Investment Fellowship Program (AIFP) which was launched in 2009. The AIFP is an educational program for young professionals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments industry. The AIFP combines workshops, training and mentoring to strengthen Fellows as candidates for positions in private equity and other alternative investments. The program also improves Fellows’ skills as analysts by exploring strategic decisions involved in transactions from the client’s point of view. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and TPG partner with SEO for the AIFP. Most recently, Audax Group joined with SEO to identify talent for Audax’s undergraduate summer analyst program, providing another pathway for talented individuals to gain access to the industry.


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