Since 2004, ALTSO's Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest Events have raised over $3.2 million to treat children with limb disabilities in the developing world.


HOW IT CAME TOGETHER

a leg to stand on's annual hedge fund rocktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most unique and highly anticipated fundraising events in both the charitable and financial sectors.

hedge fund rocktoberfest started in 2004 with an industry-wide "call to instruments." musicians response was so positive and immediate that the inaugural hedge fund rocktoberfest was held on october 12, 2004 at planet hollywood in new york city. more than 50 musicians performed six hours of classic rock for a crowd of 700 people. generous donations from corporate sponsors and individuals helped altso evaluate more than 150 children and provide them with prostheses and orthoses. this money also helped us establish local manufacturing infrastructure for the production of prosthetics in our pilot project in india, and provide training in new york and boston for orthopedic professionals from india.

now in its twelfth year, hedge fund rocktoberfest-nyc has been instrumental in enabling altso to provide treatment to over 13,000 children around the world. in addition to our new york city event, we are proud to welcome the 4th annual rocktoberfest-chicago into our charitable events calendar.

the event has been covered by some of the world's top media - including the new york times. the wall street journal, cnbc, reuters, financial times, and bloomberg - with media coverage increasing every year.

 

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

ALTSO'S SIGNATURE HEDGE FUND ROCKTOBERFEST AND ROCKTOBERFEST-CHICAGO UNITE MORE THAN 2,000 LEADERS FROM THE HEDGE FUND AND RELATED FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMUNITIES FOR A NIGHT OF ROCK 'N ROLL AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMED BY INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS IN NEW YORK CITY AND CHICAGO - TO HELP ALTSO TREAT MORE CHILDREN.

 

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SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN

HEDGE FUND ROCKTOBERFEST IS NOT JUST AN AWESOME NIGHT OF ROCK 'N' ROLL BUT A CHANCE TO PROACTIVELY HELP LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR THE CHILDREN WE SERVE. AT HEDGE FUND ROCKTOBERFEST AND ROCKTOBERFEST-CHICAGO, ATTENDEES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN PREMIUM GIFT PACKAGES BY PURCHASING LIFE-CHANGING TREATMENTS FOR CHILDREN WITH LIMB DISABILITIES. BY SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT, PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE GLOW-STICKS OF THE CORRESPONDING DOLLAR AMOUNT DONATED. HELP US LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR CHILDREN IN NEED!

 

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SIGNATURE DISPLAY 

STUDIOBOOTH USES FASHION LIGHTING TO CAPTURE EVERYONE AT THEIR BEST. THE CAMERA CAN BE TRIGGERED BY GUESTS OR THE ON-HAND PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE IMAGES ARE INSTANTLY DISPLAYED IN HIGH-RESOULTION. HIGH-QUALITY PRINTS CAN BE MADE ON-SITE AND THE STUDIOBOOTH IPAD APP LETS GUESTS SHARE PHOTOS IN REAL TIME VIA EMAIL, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. EACH STUDIOBOOTH ACTIVATION IS CUSTOMIZED WITH BRANDED OVERLAYS, EFFECTS AND MORE. SPECIAL THANKS TO STUDIOBOOTH FOR THEIR CONTINUED SPONSORSHIP.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

COMPLETE THE SPONSORSHIP COMMITTMENT FORM BELOW OR CONTACT GABRIELLA MUELLER AT gmueller@altso.org

 

HOW DO I MAKE MY PAYMENT?

ALTSO PREFERS TO RECEIVE CHECK PAYMENTS SO THAT EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE BENEFITS OUR WORK AND NOT THE 3% CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEES. HOWEVER, IF PAYING BY CHECK IS NOT AN OPTION, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT GABRIELLA MUELLER (212.683.8805 OR GMUELLER@ALTSO.ORG) TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD.

 

WHO CAN USE MY VIP TICKETS?

ANYONE! YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR VIP TICKETS IN THE MAIL WITHIN A WEEK OF SPONSORSHIP PAYMENT AND ARE FREE TO DISTRIBUTE THEM TO CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, FAMILY - ANYONE YOU'D LIKE TO IMPRESS!

 

CAN I SPONSOR FOR LESS?

THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES LISTED ARE THE ONLY ONES AVAILABLE - HOWEVER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BUY A BULK SET OF INDIVIDUAL TICKETS WITH NO SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS YOU MAY DO SO FOR A REDUCED RATE!

 

CAN I SPONSOR BOTH EVENTS IN NYC AND CHICAGO?

YES, THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO DO THIS - PURCHASING INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES FOR EACH EVENT - OR - PURCHASING A DUAL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE. A DUAL SPONSORSHIP IS OUR BEST VALUE PACKAGE BECAUSE YOU RECEIVE ALL OF THE HIGHER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS IN BOTH NEW YORK CITY AND CHICAGO - FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.

 

IS MY SPONSORSHIP TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

YES, EVERYTHING ABOVE THE VALUE OF GOODS AND SERVICES IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. THE VALUE OF GOODS AND SERVICES WILL BE DETERMINED AND CIRCULATED FOLLOWING THE EVENT.

 

I CANNOT ATTEND BUT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION - HOW DO I DO THAT?

THANK YOU! DONATING IS EASY - VISIT OUR HEDGE FUND ROCKTOBERFEST DONATION PAGE BELOW AND IF YOU'D LIKE YOUR DONATION TO HONOR A SPECIFIC BAND, SIMPLY ADD THAT IN THE COMMENTS.

 

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION IN HONOR OF A SPECIFIC BAND - HOW CAN I DO THAT?

VISIT OUR BAND PAGE AND SELECT THE BAND YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT. CLICK ON "DONATE ON THE BAND'S BEHALF". IT'S THAT EASY!

 

WHAT IF MY QUESTION WASN'T ANSWERED?

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU! FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL US AT 212.683.8805 OR GMUELLER@ALTSO.ORG WITH ANY OF YOUR SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES.

 

2015 PERFORMERS

COMING SOON

 

2015 SPONSORS

COMING SOON

 

2015 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

*COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS (CHI)

**MUSIC COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS (NYC)

MITCH ACKLES

HEATHER BALKE

SUSAN BOYLE

FRANK CARR

CHRIS CARUSO

CHRISTINE COLACO

GREG DABAL**

KOMA GANDY FISCHBEIN**

ARZU GEDICK

MARK GREENBERG

GABRIELLE GUTTMAN

RICHARD HANSEN

BRIAN HARRISON

JIM KHAROUF

BILL MAHER

CHUCK MACKIE*

DONNA MANGUBAT

BILL MARCUS

RAY MCKENZIE*

RYAN MCNALLY

KELLY NELSON

DOUGLAS NEWSOME

JAMES PACETTI

RESHMA PATEL

JENNIFER ROWLAND

IMOGEN ROSE-SMITH

ESTHER SONG

SAKAE TAKUSHIMA

SUSAN VOZILA

 

2015 PRESS COVERAGE

COMING SOON

 

2014 TOP SPONSORS

BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP

CME GROUP

CREDIT SUISSE

DRURY CAPITAL

ICE

JACOB ASSET MANAGEMENT

LYXOR ASSET MANAGEMENT

MCGLADREY