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Tuesday September 11, 2018 New York City

Cantor Fitzgerald and our affiliate BGC Partners commemorate our 658 friends and colleagues and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished in the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks by donating 100% of our global revenues on Charity Day to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world.

Charity Day, originally conceived as a way to raise money for The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund to assist the families of Cantor employees who lost their lives on 9/11, has expanded to embrace charitable causes around the world. To date, Charity Day has raised $147 million.

On Charity Day, participating charities bring celebrity “ambassadors” who join us on our trading floor to conduct trades over the phone with clients. Many distinguished guests have lent their support by joining us on this day, including prominent actors, musicians, sports icons, models, media personalities, royalty and politicians.

2017 Cantor Charity Day Ambassadors included:
  • Bill Clinton
    David Costabile
    Dionne Warwick
    Dr. Ruth Westheimer
    Gretchen Mol
    Henrik Lundqvist
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jeff Hornacek
    Jenny McCarthy
    Karina Smirnoff
  • Karolina Kurkova
    Kevin Shattenkirk
    Kristin Davis
    Padma Lakshmi
    Petra Nemcova
    Robert DeNiro
    Rosie Perez
    Steve Buschemi
    Tony Danza
    Uzo Aduba

Who is Cantor Fitzgerald?Cantor Fitzgerald, a leading global financial services group at the forefront of financial and technological innovation has been a proven and resilient leader for over 65 years. Cantor is a preeminent investment bank serving more than 7,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate nance and for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 22 primary dealers authorized to trade U.S. government securities with The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

What is The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund?Initially created to assist family members of Cantor employees who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has expanded its mission to provide aid to victims of terrorism, natural disasters and other emergencies. Since inception, Cantor Relief has raised and distributed approximately $320 million.

How do we raise money?On Charity Day, celebrity ambassadors join us on behalf of charities, helping to bring energy and excitement to our trading floors. Ambassadors take part in real trades with clients over the phone, guided by a Cantor broker.

When is Charity Day?Charity Day runs from approximately 8:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and takes place in Cantor’s offices in New York.

What is expected of the celebrity ambassador?Cantor requests 60-90 minutes from each celebrity ambassador. In this time, they will have the opportunity to take part in real trades guided by one of our brokers. Please note that no trading experience is necessary.

How can charities increase their chance of being selected?Charity Day participation is determined by Cantor’s senior management and is based on a number of qualifying factors. Final acceptance is contingent on when a charity is able to confirm a pre-vetted celebrity. Each potential celebrity ambassador must be approved by the Charity Day team before reaching out to the celebrity.

When are donations distributed?Last year, Cantor and BGC raised $10 million worldwide. Distributions of donations to charities are made during the course of the following year.

What is a Cantor sponsor?The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has always held close the charities and causes that are important to our employees and clients. If a Cantor employee or client is a supporter of your charity, we encourage you to mention that in the appropriate spot provided in the application. Please note that we must be able to reach out to the sponsor for verification.

Can the general public donate or get involved?Yes, the general public can donate to The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund by visiting our website or by calling (212) 829-4770.

Cantor Fitzgerald’s Annual Charity Day tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Cantor’s offices, New York City


*All potential celebrity ambassadors must be approved by the Charity Day team

*Cantor Sponsors are optional. See previous page for more information


  • If you are a non-profit charitable organization and wish to be consid-
    ered to participate in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Annual Charity Day on
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 please complete this application and return it by Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    Due to the volume of applications we receive, it may take several months before we are able to respond to each application.

    Submitting your Application:
    To send a soft copy of your application to the Charity Day team, click “Submit” as you complete the application, or download here and email the completed application to

  • If you prefer to send a hard copy, please download here and mail your application to:
    The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
    499 Park Avenue, 4th Floor
    New York, NY 10022

    For more information:
    Please visit