Wall Street Women 2012: Charitable Works
Traders Magazine Online News, November 27, 2012
Today, we spolight the winners of our Charitable Works award.
Mentor of the Year is given to women who devote considerable resources and energy to philanthropic causes.
Traders Magazine proudly salutes Cathy Wilson Rosen, Senior Trader, Zweig-DiMenna Associates LLC and Angela Sun, Chief of Staff to the President and CEO, Bloomberg LP.
Cathy Wilson Rosen
Firm: Zweig-DiMenna Associates LLC
Years in Industry: 25
Previous Firms: Steinhardt Partners
Status: Senior Equity Trader
For Cathy Wilson Rosen, it's all about the children. It began back in 1987, when she joined Steinhardt Partners. Some of her colleagues, John Lattanzio and Elizabeth Larson, started doing charity work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Seeing them lead, she followed suit.
"I've worked with St. Jude's since the Wall Street initiative's inception," Wilson Rosen said.
Throughout her career, Wilson Rosen has seen generosity firsthand. During her 17 years with Zweig-DiMenna, she has been privileged to see the generosity of Marty Zweig and Joe DiMenna and their extensive philanthropic activities, and now follows their lead.
"I am very blessed and lucky to be in this business and do what I can for the children," she said.
In 1995, wilson Rosen became a co-chair of the hospital's Wall Street committee. Since her involvement with St. Jude began, she has helped raise more than $2 million per year at its annual dinner and spearheaded the funding campaign to name a floor in honor of the Wall Street community.
But there is work still to be done, she said. St. Jude's campus now has 2.5 million square feet of research, clinical and administrative space dedicated to finding cures and saving children. Every dollar is important, she added, because the daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.8 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions. No children are turned away because they cannot pay.
Wilson Rosen has also served on other charities, such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Wings Over Wall Street; she was the recipient of its 2003 Michael P. Beier Award. She was also the 1999 Volunteer of the Year for the National Hemophilia Foundation.
In the end, Wilson Rosen still wants to pay her blessings forward. As the beneficiary of a successful Wall Street career and mother of four young children, she has always recognized, and continues to recognize, her responsibility serving others.
Firm: Bloomberg LP
Years in Industry: 16
Previous Firms: City of New York, McKinsey & Co., J.P. Morgan, Henry L. Stinson Center
Status: Chief of Staff to the President (see next page)
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