2013 Charity Day

Global Charity Day 2013

Distinguished guests representing many participating charities joined licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with clients worldwide. Approximately $12 million was raised for charities globally at the company’s Annual Charity Day on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

At Cantor Fitzgerald’s New York offices, guests included musicians Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Sean “Diddy” Combs, actors Tony Sirico, Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, Jenny McCarthy who is co-host of The View, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN 660 AM Radio who broadcast live from BGC, New York Knicks starters Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Metta World Peace and other Knicks players, coach Jason Kidd and Deron Williams from the Brooklyn Nets, New York Rangers alumni Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves, Mark Teixeira from the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, baseball greats Tommy John and Al Leiter, 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, ‘America’s Got Talent’ host Nick Cannon, supermodels Carol Alt and Lily Aldridge, and many others.



Charity Day is an integral part of who we are and a day on which we commemorate and honor our friends and colleagues who were lost on 9/11. It is through the participation of our clients, employees, charities and guests that we are able to make this day into one that has a positive impact on those in need. I would like to thank everyone who continues to join us in memorializing the people we lost
Howard W. Lutnick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BGC Partners, Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.
We are extremely grateful to our clients and employees who helped us raise money for such worthy causes, and for the generous participation of our celebrity guests who graciously donate their time on this day. The impact that Charity Day has globally is remarkable, and we are proud to support so many deserving causes.
Shawn P. Matthews Chief Executive Officer, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.


New York Ambassadors

Actors, Models and Media Personalities:
Bobby Cannavale
Carol Alt
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC)
Dominique Piek
Edie Falco
Sir Ian McKellen
Jackie Cruz
Jarah Mariano
Jennifer Ohlsson
Jenny McCarthy
Jill Martin
Lily AldridgeNana Meriwether
Natasha Barnard
Nick Cannon
Regis Philbin
Richard Belzer
Salvatore Giunta
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Toni Trucks
Tony Sirico
Tony Danza
Vincent Pastore
Zachary Quinto

London Ambassadors

Actors, Models and Media Personalities:
Abi Griffiths
Alex Jones
Amber Le Bon
Anna Friel
Ashley Roberts
Cerys Matthews
Charlie Webster
Charlotte Holmes
Chas Hodges
Chris Evans
Christopher Biggins
Danny Dyer
David Hasselhoff
Donna Air
Heidi Range
Helen McRory
Idris Elba
Jeff Stelling
Jennifer Saunders
Jim White
Kirstie Allsopp
Laura Whitmore
Lisa Snowdon
Lizzie Cundy
Matt Barbet
Max Brown
Melanie Chisholm
Mitch Winehouse
Natalie Sawyer
Oliver Phelps
Penny Lancaster
Rod Stewart
Ronnie Wood
Sara Cox
Sean Bean
Sheridan Smith
Vassos Alexander
Vicki Michelle

Business & Politics
Cherie Blair
Duncan Bannatyne