Founded in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Relief Fund has raised and distributed approximately $180 million to over 800 families and 932 children of Cantor Fitzgerald employees and approximately $270 million altogether. The Relief Fund's expanded scope has included such natural disasters as the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, the tsunami of 2004, the Haiti earthquake and the events in Japan as well as the wounded members of our military. In addition, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund supports a wide variety of other charitable organizations providing assistance to those in need.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund also supports a wide variety of other charitable organizations. In conjunction with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partner's Charity Day, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund distributes 100% of the firms' September 11th revenues to hundreds of worthwhile charities around the world. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $101 million globally. All monies donated to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund are disbursed directly in cash grants to those in need or to other charitable organizations providing assistance. Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners match all public donations to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund for the benefit of victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma and Hurricane Sandy. All proceeds from the purchase of Ms. Lutnick's book, An Unbroken Bond are donated to the Relief Fund and the charities it supports.