Our Programs


Explore our volunteer initiatives

High Water Women (HWW) was founded by senior women from the hedge fund and investment communities to connect professionals with high-touch volunteer opportunities. We deploy more than 3,500 volunteers to dozens of nonprofits, schools and public agencies providing thousands of service hours each year.
HWW’s programs include Financial Literacy Education for low-income women and youth, an annual Backpack Drive, and an annual symposium on investing for impact. In addition, HWW volunteers help our nonprofit partners conduct career days and job-search workshops, and mentor at-risk women and youth.
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HWW relies on a community of caring

Individuals, corporate and foundation supporters help to make our work possible


Volunteer and student participants

  • Jojon Tamir
    "Working with the kids was very fulfilling…I feel I have found volunteer work I love.”
    Jojon Tamir
    Volunteer at Columbus Library, Manhattan
  • Anthony Urena
    "This program was great!"
    Anthony Urena
    Teen Participant at Columbus Library
  • Teen Participant
    "I learned a lot of things that will help me make better money decisions in the future."
    Teen Participant
    Teen Participant at Mott Haven Library, South Bronx
  • Kristin Short
    "I really enjoy it and feel it makes a difference."
    Kristin Short
    Volunteer at Metropolitan High School, Brownsville Brooklyn


Backpack Drive program

  • Representative
    "Thanks to High Water Women once again for the amazing Backpack Drive that you do each year. Including Iris House means that dozens of children will have a fresh start for the school year, and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to help them. One of the young girls put it on immediately upon receiving it and wouldn’t take it off or let it touch the ground — that’s dedication, particularly at a family picnic where everyone is running around playing."
    Iris House


Investing for Impact Symposium

  • Employee
    “It wasn’t just the content that was great. This event had soul.”
    Big Bank
  • Gil Crawford
    “I do this for a living …and this is the best I’ve ever been to. Just let me know how we can help next year.”
    Gil Crawford
    Founder, Microvest
  • Representative
    “Better than Davos”
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation