A number of PE firms give to charity whether through volunteer work or financial donations. Some charities have also benefited from gifts that are more closely aligned with the dealmaker’s interests, like investments from BlackArch Partners or Silver Lane Advisors

Nine years ago, Ken Doyle, a senior partner at the Halifax Group private equity firm, and others from the private equity community in the Washington, D.C., area started the Capital for Children charitable organization. Their idea: To take the same approach with charitable giving as they did with private equity investing.

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