Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners Raise Approximately $12 Million On Their
September 11, 2013 Charity Day
100% of revenues globally donated to charities
Top celebrities come to the New York trading floor in support of Charity Day
NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2013
NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading
global financial services firm, announced today that, together with its
affiliate BGC Partners, Inc., approximately $12 million was raised for
charities globally at the companies' annual Charity Day on Wednesday,
September 11, ^ 2013. Each year, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC donate 100% of
their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and
charities around the world.
Established to commemorate the 658 Cantor employees lost in the 9/11 World
Trade Center attacks, Charity Day has since expanded to assist charitable
causes worldwide, in concert with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Since
its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $101 million globally.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, created to assist family members of Cantor
employees who perished on 9/11, has broadened its mission to provide aid to
victims of terrorism, natural disaster and emergencies.
"Charity Day represents our company's fundamental commitment to helping others
and helps turn the tragic anniversary of September 11 into a positive and
uplifting day," said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. "We feel privileged to assist so many charities
around the world, in addition to supporting victims of Hurricane Sandy and the
Oklahoma tornado. I'd like to thank everyone who supports Charity Day for
their enthusiasm and generosity of spirit."
Shawn P. Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., said,
"To be in a position to raise millions of dollars for so many remarkable and
deserving causes is incredibly rewarding. Each year, we memorialize those we
lost through this day of philanthropy. We want to express our deepest
gratitude to all of our brokers and clients, and particularly the charities
and guests that made today such a success."
Cantor Fitzgerald was honored that many distinguished guests participated in
Charity Day in New York, including actors Julianne Moore, Billy Crystal,
Bridget Moynahan, Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Foxx, Raymond Felton and coach
Mike Woodson of the NY Knicks, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani,
magician David Blaine, Today Show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb,
Fox Television anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly, track and field Olympian
Bruce Jenner, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, tennis legend Billie Jean
King and many others.
Cantor Fitzgerald would like to extend its gratitude to Cadillac, its official
Charity Day 2013 Automotive Partner.
For information about charities that participated in Charity Day, please
About Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services firm at the forefront
of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient
leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment
bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world,
recognized for its strengths in institutional equity and fixed income sales
and trading and for its expanding presence serving the middle market with
investment and banking services, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate
financing. Cantor Fitzgerald also is a leader in new businesses including
advisory and asset management services, gaming technology, e-commerce and
other ventures. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 21 primary dealers
authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank
of New York. Cantor Fitzgerald's 1,600 employees serve clients through over 30
locations, including major financial centers around the world in the Americas,
Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the Middle East. For more information please visit
Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is the parent entity of Cantor
Fitzgerald & Co.
About the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Founded in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World
Trade Center, the Relief Fund has raised and distributed $180 million to over
800 families and 932 children of the victims of that tragedy. The Relief
Fund's expanded scope has included such natural disasters as the devastation
caused by Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, the earthquake in Haiti and
the recent 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.
Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and the partners of Cantor
Fitzgerald underwrite all the expenses of the fund so that 100% of every
dollar raised goes directly to those in need. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief
Fund, administered by its Co-Founder and Executive Director, Edie Lutnick has
raised and distributed over $250 million. For more information, please visit:
SOURCE Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
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