Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital present AED 100,000 to Dubai Cares
Dubai, 31st May, 2010
Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Limited, a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd, a leading Swiss private bank along with its investment banking associate Alpen Capital (ME) Limited presented AED 100,000 to support Dubai Cares’ efforts to enhance education efforts in Haiti.
Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital Group handed over the cheque to Mr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares at the presentation ceremony held at the offices of Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital.
The funds were partly raised through the charity walk that was organized by Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital in partnership with the DIFC in March 2010. The four art installations on the four elements of earth, fire, wind and water created during the walk were also auctioned in April 2010 to further raise funds for charity. The amount collected at the walk as well as the art auction was further topped up by Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital at the presentation ceremony.
Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Bank Sarasin Alpen and Alpen Capital Group “We have had a long standing partnership with Dubai Cares and are extremely delighted to support their efforts once again. Supporting children’s education is a very important cause and we wish Dubai Cares all the best on this amazing initiative.”
Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares
We are extremely grateful to Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital for their continued support and generous contribution to Dubai Cares. The donations we have received today will further help us in achieving the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of improving the lives of millions of children in developing countries by providing access to quality primary education.”
“The UAE community has been extremely supportive of Dubai Cares and its initiatives since its inception in 2007. Providing education to these children will give them an opportunity to improve their own lives and make positive contributions to their communities and societies”, added Al Gurg.”