Jason Ader, Hedge Fund Genius Hosts Sheldon Adelson & Birthright Fundraiser

Hedge-fund genius, the head of investment fund Hayground Cove, Jason Ader hosted a fundraiser tonight for Taglit-Birthright Israel at his Upper East Side townhouse. Taglit-Birthright Israel has sent nearly 300,000 Jewish young adults to Israel. They come from 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, and from nearly 1,000 North American colleges and universities.

Special guests at the fundraiser were Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson who are the largest Jewish philanthropists in the world. Sheldon G. Adelson is Chairman of the Board and CEO, and principal owner, of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Dr. Miriam Adelson earned her BSc in microbiology and genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before pursuing medical studies at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, where she graduated with an MD magna cum laude. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson are well-known in the philanthropic world for their extensive support of Jewish and other causes throughout the US and Israel and are major benefactors of Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority and the Birthright Israel Foundation. The Adelson’s fund medical research in the areas of neurology, immunology and oncology thorough a groundbreaking and innovative collaborative research model.

Jason Ader founded Ader Investment Management, a New York-based asset management firm, and is a Director of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. as well as other corporations.  He is noted as one of America’s foremost investment gurus.

Attendees included gregarious healthcare billionaire Stewart Rahr, Lorne Weil CEO and Chairman of Scientific Games, and 5WPR honcho Ronn Torossian.  Stewart Rahr pleased the crowd with a $120,000 donation to Birthright, and pledged to give more.

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