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.
Many distinguished guests lent their support by joining us on the day. We were proud to welcome actors and musicians Robert De Niro, Steve Buscemi, Bridget Moynahan, Carla Gugino, Malin Ackerman, Edie Falco, Jackson, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Vinny Pastore, AnnaSophia Robb, Juliana Margulies, Rosie Perez, Uzo Aduba, Tony Danza, John Slattery, Jessie James Decker, Zachary Quinto, Theo Rossi, Vincent Piazza. Media personalities included Pamela Anderson, Boomer Esiason, Dr Ruth Westheimer, Gayle King, Bill Cowher, Mike Golic, Jenny McCarthy, Rosanna Scotto; Leading athletes included Peyton & Eli Manning, Walt Frazier, Chris Snee, Dikembe Mutombo, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, Maria Sharapova, Matt Harvey, Shaquille O’Neal, Shaun O’Hara, Steve Weatherford, Dellin Betances, Terrell “TO” Owens, Coach Tom Coughlin, Venus Williams, Victor Cruz, Willis Reed, Gerry Cooney, Joe Namath, Allan Houston, Eric Decker, Goose Gossage, Jeremy Lin, Woody Johnson, CC Sabathia, and Bobby Valentine. Top model included Constance Jablonski, Lily Aldridge, Damaris Lewis, Coco Rocha; beauty queens Nana Meriwether, Paulina Vega, Olivia Jordan, Pia Wurtzbach as well as former NASA astronaut Michael Massimino, Daniel Nigro, FDNY Commissioner, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
To make a donation to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, please call (212) 829-4770 or donate now.
To view more videos from Charity Day 2016, visit our Giving Tuesday page here.