Featured Charity

The annual High Water Women Backpack Drive helps thousands of children start the school year ready to learn. In 2013, we provided 10,000 children in need with fully-supplied backpacks made possible by hundreds of donors and volunteers. Demand for backpacks keeps growing and each year we are committed to increasing the number of backpacks we supply and to fulfilling the requests from every agency requesting backpacks from us.

This year, Institutional Investor will be featuring the annual High Water Women Backpack Drive as their featured charity at this year's awards dinners at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in NYC.

The Backpack Drive begins in April with fundraising outreach to dozens of individuals and corporate sponsors and culminates with backpack assembly events and distribution of backpacks to our program partners in August. Please make your donation today. Donate now

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It costs only $20 for each backpack filled with supplies including notebooks, folders, paper, markers, pens, pencils, pencil cases, dictionaries, scissors, erasers, and much more. With your support, we will fill all the requests for backpacks from our nonprofit partners who provide services to some of the neediest children in the New York metro area: Child Center of New York, Children's Storefront, DreamYard, Good Shepherd Services, Inwood House, Iris House, the Jubilee Center, Hoboken NJ, Newark Now, Partnership with Children, Inpirica, CT, The After School Corporation, The TEAK Fellowship, Women in Need, Young Women's Leadership Network, Jewish Childcare, The Children's Learning Center CT, Friends of the Children, Stanwich Congregation, Manhattan Christian Academy. We have also been providing backpacks to the children of Cambridge Family Services with generous donations from our Boston area supporters.

Since beginning the drive in 2005, HWW has provided backpacks to more than 55,000 area school children.

The High Water Women Foundation has been designated a 501(c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service, which means that all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Congratulations to all of Institutional Investor's 2014 Award Winners.