As an investment boutique in New York City, Ounavarra Capital raises capital for private placements of a wide variety. While the men and women of Ounavarra Capital take a great deal of pride in the work that they do, they also have a lot of pride in the charitable efforts of their company. When Ounavarra Capital was set up, the founders Joelle Wyser-Pratte and Paul O’Reilly-Hyland simultaneously started The Ounavarra Foundation. This means that partners of Ounavarra Capital manage the Ounavarra Foundation. Since its founding, the organization has been working with groups throughout the world. Below is a quick look at some of those foundations.
In underserved communities located in South Africa where so many children who are HIV-positive are suffering. Ubuntu Africa works within the community communities outside Capetown in to care for these children. Ounavarra Capital works with this group by raising money through the Westchester Triathlon. Together Ubuntu Africa and The Ounavarra Foundation work to improve the quality of life for suffering children.
Global Partnership Forum
In order to get the most out of what the private and public sectors have to offer, the Global Partnership Forum works to pool the resources of these two groups in order to solve global issues. Joelle Wyser-Pratte is a strategic advisor to the group. Along with Ounavarra Capital, she works with the Global Partnership Forum to address societal issues that affect the world.
Educate Girls Globally
In places like Africa and India, too many little girls face obstacles while attempting to earn an education. Educate Girls Globally is a group that is responsible for making sure that these girls get the education they deserve. Joelle Wyser-Pratte, of Ounavarra Capital, works with the foundation on the board to secure funding and create partnerships. She helps Educate Girls Globally to empower girls and women around the world.
Fabretto Children’s Foundation
In the Republic of Nicaragua, families suffer from hunger and poverty. Fabretto Children’s Foundation works to aid these families in hopes that they will be given the chance to live the lives that they deserve. Through The Ounavarra Foundation, the partners of Ounavarra Capital work with the Fabretto Children’s Foundation in order to give suffering families access to nutrition and education.
The Mariposa Foundation
This foundation works to empower girls in the Dominican Republic. Ounavarra Capital has recently donated funds towards a classroom in The Mariposa Foundation’s new complex and are donating an additional room this year in their son Ogden’s name.