After work last Thursday, much of Wall Street headed over to the Highline Ballroom in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The finance world takes part in a number of charity events each year, and one of those is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's annual "Rock For Hope" concert raising money for children with cancer.
"We all have kids, and most of us were blessed with healthy children so it feels great to give back," event co-chair Rick Feinstein said when asked why he got involved in this charity in particular.
This was the event's fifth year, raising $220,000 just last week and bringing the total to nearly $2 million. The Wall Street community has been involved with St Jude for more than 25 years, raising over $40 million at a number of events across the city. One of the largest is "Wall Street Taste of New York" where tickets cost about $1,000 a piece.
Here are some photos of the concert and charity auction from last week:
The event had a few hundred people with firms like Citi, UBS, and Barclays buying tables for upwards of $10,000. Goldman Sachs was the headliner sponsor for the 3rd year in a row.
This jersey sold for nearly $300. Other hot items included a Derek Jeter Legacy Set that sold for close to $700 and a Slash signed Les Paul guitar went for $4500.