We are excited to be launching USA’s inaugural 10×10 event. 10×10 is a movement that is empowering giving around the world starting in Australia and launching in UK, Hong Kong, Canada and now in the United States! Find out more about 10×10 at www.10x10philanthropy.com

Please join us in New York to kick off the 10×10 movement in the USA.


DATE: Thursday, June 14, 2018

TIME: Doors open at 6pm (6:30pm – 9:00pm)

LOCATION: 1345 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10105

Drinks & canapés will be provided

If you would like to attend and support the event, please click on the PLEDGE button and donate the amount of your choice to receive a ticket to the event. Your Pledge purchase is converted to your donation that is 100% tax deductible.

10×10s Mission

To Empower the Next Generation of Giving

On the evening of the event, the three selected charities will pitch to the audience and Shark who will question the charities about their cause, organization, business model and impact, plus more.


  1. 10 volunteer committee members organize a charity event (1 x venue, 3 x charities, 1 x Shark, food & drink)
  2. Each committee member invites at least 10 of his or her friends to make a $100 pledge (or more) to attend the event (10×10… get it?) creating a pool of at least $10K.
  3. Upon arrival, each attendee is given ‘Charity Dollars’ equal to the value of their “Pledge”
  4. On the evening of the event, the three selected charities will pitch to the audience and Shark who will question the charities about their cause, organization, business model and impact, plus more.
  5. Each attendee then decides directly who they want to give their ‘Charity Dollars’ to.
  6. Charities receive 100% of the funds raised minus a 10% project fee to 10×10 to cover admin and overhead costs.
  7. You will then receive a tax-deductible receipt 4-6 weeks from the charity post the event.


Batey Girls – Every purchase empowers and employs women and girls at risk of sex trafficking and domestic violence in the Dominican Republic.
Bate Girls was established by the nonprofit organization; Batey Rehab Project, to provide economic opportunities for women and girls at risk of sex trafficking and domestic violence in the Dominican Republic.  This program was inspired by the true story of a nonprofit founder who witnessed parents selling their teenage daughters for sex, in order to feed their family.  It was created by the women and girls of Batey Milton providing an opportunity to begin new lives, and break free from the cycle of poverty.  As a result of this program, a jewelry brand was born!  It is one that you can be proud to wear, knowing that you are part of our mission to empower women and girls both internationally and here in the USA.

Geeks Rule – We believe that change is possible and can happen against the odds
Geeks Rule promotes the study of and engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among underserved youth.  Their vision is to eliminate the racial, gender and socioeconomic gap in the STEM fields in order to meet the growing need of STEM professionals in the United States.   Geeks Rule is helping to eliminate this gap through hands-on and mentoring programs in the major cities across the U.S.  Within five years their goal is to reach 12,000 underrepresented minorities (URMs), with 1,500 having significant, life-impacting experiences in our more-intensive programs.

I’ll go first – Everyone has a story and every story matters
I’ll Go First is an invitation to story, healing and purposeful living.  Sometimes it’s difficult to believe we can write a different ending to our beginning.  I’ll Go First shows you how to connect to healing resources in your area, and supports you in living an abundant life with vision and purpose.  The spirit of I’ll Go First celebrates hopefulness, resilience and breaking free from what shames us.  It is a digital mental health nonprofit organization that leverages media, narrative therapy, and technology to reach marginalized trauma population throughout the world over an online platform and mobile and SMS applications.


Ruma Bose – Author & Entrepreneur

Ruma Bose is a business executive, entrepreneur, best selling author, humanitarian leader and mother.  Ruma is the Founder of Humanitarian Ventures, an impact fund investing in high growth technology companies with potential to have impact in the humanitarian sector.  Ruma is an advisor to the Soros Economic Development Fund, advising on how to effectively deploy George Soros’ commitment to invest in businesses that positively impact refugees and migrants.  She was previously the President of Chobani Foundation and Chobani Ventures, supporting entrepreneurs and organizations with a mission to make better food for more people.  In 2014, she strategized and executed the launch of Tent, Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya’s personal philanthropic foundation.  As President, Ruma established it as one of the leading foundation working to end the global refugee crisis.  Previously,she was President and Co-CEO at Sprayology, President at Vincent Longo, Co-Founder at Finishline and Senior Director at Roseworth Capital.  Ruma co-authored the international bestelling book, MOther Teresa, CEO, which was translated into eight languages.  She is a member of the Young President’s Organization and serves on the Global Entrepreneurs’ Council at the United Nations Foundation and is a Global Ambassador for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Erin Bigley – AllianceBernstein – Senior Portfolio Manager

Erin Bigley is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Fixed Income team and is a member of the firm’s Responsible Investment Committee, as well as the Municipal Impact Investment Policy Group.  She joined AB in 1997 and previously served as a portfolio manager and trader for global and Canadian bond strategies.  Bigley also spent two years based in London as the global head of fixed income business development for institutional clients.  She is the coauthor of “LDI: Reducing Downside Risk with Global Bonds”, published in The Journal of Investing  Bigley holds a BS in civil engineering from Villanova University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.  She is a CFA charterholder.  Location: New York.

How Do I Collect My Pledge?

You will receive a pledge confirmation email and pledges will be available for collection at the venue on the night of the event.  For a $100 pledge, you’ll receive two $50 charity vouchers that you can allocate across the charities however you please.

Options for $150 and $250 pledges are also available.  If you pledge $150 or $250, you will receive your total pledge amount in $50 charity vouchers.

We would like to thank our volunteer committee for the 10×10 NYC event: Sophie Targett-Adams, David Dietz, Amelia Wilson, Jessica Marck, Jenny Gorevan, Judy Bassaly, Richard Murray, Rachel Cohen Gerrol, Samit Korgaonkar, Sophie Fleming

Find out more about 10×10 here!