Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Announces $10 Million Hurricane Sandy Family
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, in
conjunction with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, announced its Hurricane
Sandy Family Support Program to provide $10 million to thousands of families
in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and New Jersey who were
severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is "adopting" 19 elementary schools
throughout these communities and will be distributing a $1,000 Payoneer®
prepaid debit card to each family from the selected schools, beginning January
10 and extending into early March.
"We understand the tremendous loss that has shaken so many families, and are
committed to provide money directly to those in need," said Howard W. Lutnick,
Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. and BGC Partners, Inc.
Allison Lutnick, Mr. Lutnick's wife, said "We created the Relief Fund's school
adoption program to help families in communities that were among the hardest
hit by the storm, and which many of Cantor's and BGC's employees care deeply
about and some call home."
Edie Lutnick, Executive Director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, said
"We learned from the tragedy of 9/11 how important it is to provide support
directly to people who are suffering." She added that Cantor Fitzgerald and
BGC Partners are matching all donations to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
for Hurricane Sandy assistance.
Mr. Lutnick said, "On our annual Charity Day, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC donate
100% of their revenues to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and over 150
charities globally each year. The support of our clients, brokers and
employees who waive their pay on Charity Day, and the many celebrity guests
who help make Charity Day a success, enable us to assist victims of Hurricane
Sandy and support many other charities globally." Mr. Lutnick said "Local
politicians and school officials in both New York and New Jersey have been
true partners in our school adoption program." He also gave special thanks to
Payoneer® for graciously donating their debit card services, and expressed
gratitude to his sister Edie for her leadership of the Relief Fund, his wife
Allison for spearheading the Relief Fund's school adoption program, and the
Relief Fund's all-volunteer team for their dedication and commitment.
Our 'Adopted' Schools
Coney Island: PS 329, PS 288, PS 188 and PS 90
Brighton Beach: PS 253
Far Rockaway: PS 43 and PS 256
Belle Harbor/Breezy Point: PS 114
Long Beach: Blackheath Road Pre-K Center, East Elementary School, Lido
Elementary School, Lindell Elementary School and West Elementary School
Midland Beach: PS 38
South Beach: PS 52
Union Beach: The Memorial School
Keansburg: Port Monmouth Road School, Joseph C. Caruso School, Joseph R.
Bolger Middle School
Donations may be made by check to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, ATTN:
Hurricane Sandy Relief, 110 East 59^th Street, New York, NY 10022, online
through PayPal at http://cantorrelief.org/donations.html, or credit card by
calling (212) 829-4770.
Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners, and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners, and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, a
501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting victims of terrorism, natural
disasters and emergencies, have a legacy of assisting families after losing
658 of Cantor's 960 New York employees in the World Trade Center attacks, and
have provided the families of our employees who perished on 9/11 with over
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC
offered emergency financial aid of up to $1,000 to each of Cantor and BGC
employees who suffered losses beyond those covered by insurance. Cantor's
community of 9/11 families also were offered up to $1,000 to help with
non-reimbursable storm losses.
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