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Wednesday September 11, 2019 New York City

Cantor Fitzgerald and our affiliates, BGC Partners and GFI Group, commemorate the 658 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 $159 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.

2018 Cantor Charity Day Ambassadors included:
  • Alec Baldwin
    Amber Heard
    Billy Crudup
    Calvin Johnson
    Carol Alt
    Chad Cascadden
    Chris Cuomo
    Christopher Jackson
    Curtis Martin
    Darryl Strawberry
    Dascha Polanco
    David Muir
    David Robinson
    Don Mattingly
    Dr. Ruth Westheimer
    Enes Kanter
    Evan Engram
    Gayle King
    Gene Simmons
  • Goldie Hawn
    Gracie Carvalho
    Gretchen Mol
    Jeffrey Ross
    Jenny McCarthy
    Jessica Pimentel
    Jim Leyritz
    Jimmy Vesey
    Joe Torre
    John Franco
    John O’Hurley
    Kate Snow
    Ken Daneyko
    Kevin Shattenkirk
    Kimiko Glenn
    LaChanze Sapp-Gooding
    Len Elmore
    Lucy Hale
    Melissa Rivers
    Mike Breen
  • Neal Pionk
    Nick Swisher
    Norah O’Donnell
    Petra Nemcova
    President Bill Clinton
    Richard Lui
    Rosanna Scott
    Rose Byrne
    Rosie Perez
    Samantha Harris
    Saquon Barkley
    Scarlett Fu
    Spencer Dinwiddie
    Steve Buscemi
    Tom Keene
    Tony Blair
    Tony Danza
    Victor Cruz
    Wally Backman
    Walt Frazier

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 finance and for its global distribution platform. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is one of 23 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 families impacted by natural disasters and other emergencies. Since inception, Cantor Relief has raised and distributed approximately $336 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 floor. 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 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 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, Charity Day raised $12 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 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Cantor’s offices, New York City


  • If you are a non-profit charitable organization and wish to be considered to participate in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Annual Charity Day on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 please complete this application and return it by Friday, March 29th, 2019.

    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.

  • Please complete and submit the application above or download the Charity Day briefing document here.

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