Cantor Fitzgerald, its affiliate BGC Group & key celebrity ambassadors are raising funds for charities around the world and honoring the legacy of those lost 22 years ago on 9/11. Learn more about the @CantorRelief fund & donate today. Tweet
NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 13, 2023 - Cantor Fitzgerald, its affiliate BGC Group and celebrity ambassadors raised funds for charities addressing the most pressing issues around the world and honoring the legacy of those lost 22 years ago on 9/11, through Charity Day 2023. Celebrity ambassadors including Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban, Charlize Theron, Patrick Dempsey, Matthew McConaughey, Regina Hall, President Bill Clinton, and others, participated in this year’s event benefiting the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.
“22 years later, I still wake up with dread on 9/11, but I know that, together, we’ve created hope and positivity on our very worst day,” said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. and BGC Group, Inc. “The spirit of Charity Day, and truly the organization, is to take care of others around the world with the support of our employees and our clients.”
Originating in 2002, Charity Day brings celebrities and esteemed guests to join Cantor Fitzgerald’s skilled licensed brokers on trading floors to conduct transactions and raise funds. Since inception, the Relief Fund and Charity Day have raised funds for over 150 charities. One hundred percent of the firm’s global revenues on the anniversary of September 11th are distributed to the charities, including the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Charity Day is also an opportunity for the Lutnick family and the Cantor Fitzgerald community to pay forward the support that was shown to New York following 9/11, striving to make a tangible difference.
“As we honor those who were lost 22 years ago, our fundraising and relief efforts stand as a reminder that in the face of tragedy we must remain united,” said Edie Lutnick, President and Co-founder of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. “We believe together, as a global community, we can make a meaningful impact by providing direct financial aid where it’s needed most; those affected by disease, natural disasters and the list goes on.”
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban joined Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund co-founder Edie Lutnick on September 11, 2023 to raise hope and funds for the company’s annual Charity Day.
Charlize Theron raises spirits and funds for her Africa Outreach Project and EIF at Cantor Fitzgerald’s annual Charity Day event honoring those lost 22 years ago on September 11.
Matthew McConaughey and Andy Roddick gave their best swing to raise money for the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund Charity Day 2023 on the 22nd anniversary of September 11, 2023.
Misty Copeland was on point as she hit the trading floor at Cantor Fitzgerald’s annual Charity Day on the 22nd anniversary of September 11th.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund was founded 22 years ago to honor the life and legacy of the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. The founders pledged on day one that help would always be there, not just to assist those affected by 9/11, but to provide hope and support around the globe.
To make a donation to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, please visit www.cantorrelief.org.
About Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is a preeminent investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equities, investment banking, prime brokerage, commercial real estate, and infrastructure, as well as for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of the 24 primary dealers authorized to transact business with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For more information, please visit www.cantor.com. Cantor Fitzgerald is a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation and has been a proven and resilient leader for over 78 years.
About BGC Group, Inc.
BGC Group, Inc. (“BGC”) is a leading global brokerage and financial technology company. BGC, through its various affiliates, specializes in the brokerage of a broad range of products, including Fixed Income (Rates and Credit), Foreign Exchange, Equities, Energy and Commodities, Shipping, and Futures. BGC, through its various affiliates, also provides a wide variety of services, including trade execution, brokerage, clearing, trade compression, post-trade, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through its brands, including Fenics®, FMX™, FMX Futures Exchange™, Fenics Markets Xchange™, Fenics Digital™, Fenics UST™, Fenics FX™, Fenics Repo™, Fenics Direct™, Fenics MID™, Fenics Market Data™, Fenics GO™, Fenics PortfolioMatch™, BGC®, BGC Trader™, kACE2™, and Lucera®, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets. BGC, BGC Group, BGC Trader, GFI, GFI Ginga, CreditMatch, Fenics, Fenics.com, FMX, Sunrise Brokers, Poten & Partners, RP Martin, kACE2 , Capitalab, Swaptioniser, CBID, Caventor, LumeMarkets and Lucera are trademarks/service marks and/or registered trademarks/service marks of BGC and/or its affiliates. BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, and investment firms. BGC’s Class A common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “BGC”. BGC is led by Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit https://www.bgcg.com. You can also follow BGC at https://twitter.com/bgcgroupinc, https://www.linkedin.com/company/bgc_group and/or https://ir.bgcg.com.
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About Charity Day and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Every year, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Group, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate our 658 Cantor 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. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund initially created to assist families of Cantor employees who were lost on 9/11, has since broadened its mission to provide aid to victims of natural disasters, emergencies, direct service charities and wounded members of the military.
Charity Day is our way of turning a tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting by helping others. We invite celebrity guests who represent participating charities into our offices to conduct trades with licensed brokers and their clients. For information about the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, please visit www.cantorrelief.org.