Every year, Cantor Fitzgerald and our affiliate, BGC Partners, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate our 658 friends and colleagues and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of our global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $125 million globally. Each anniversary is a poignant occasion for us. Charity Day is our way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others.
Last year’s Charity Day was held on Friday, September 11, 2015. We raised approximately $12 million, and donated 100% of our global revenue to over 100 charities worldwide.
Many distinguished guests lent their support by joining us on the day. We were proud to welcome actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Margot Robbie, Kevin Kline, Patricia Arquette, Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg, Edie Falco, Joel Edgerton, Rumer Willis, Dule Hill, and Michael J. Fox. Musicians included Curtis “50” Cent, Darryl “DMC” Williams, and Vanessa Williams. Leading athletes included New York Jets Eric Decker, New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez and Andrew Miller, and sports icons Walt Frazier, CC Sabathia, Bobby Valentine, Mookie Wilson, Mark Messier, Johnny Damon, Bill Cowher, Joe Torre, John Franco and Curtis Martin. Top models included Christy Turlington, Lily Aldridge, Coca Rocha, Elsa Hosk, Petra Němcová, Padma Lakshmi, Damaris Lewis, and Olivia Jordan. News journalists Robin Roberts, Natalie Morales, Ginger Zee, Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu and Erica Hill, as well as former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, comedian Louis C.K., media personality Pamela Anderson, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York., and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, joined Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners Charity Day, among many others.
To view the Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day 2015 brochure, click here.
To view the BGC Charity Day 2015 New York brochure, click here.