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Friday September 11, 2020 New York City

Cantor Fitzgerald and our affiliates BGC Partners and GFI Group 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 $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.

2019 Cantor Charity Day Ambassadors included:
  • Billy Crystal
    Brady Skjei
    Brian Cashman
    Candice Swanepoel
    Caris LeVert
    Carol Alt
    Chuck Lidell
    Cindy Crawford
    Coco Rocha
    Dr. Ruth
    Harry Lennix
    Ilana Glazer
    Jim Leyritz
    John Starks
    Johnny Damon
    Kevin Knox
  • Kimiko Glenn
    Lias Andersson
    Mika Zibanejad
    Nick Swisher
    President Bill Clinton
    Richard Kind
    Ron Guidry
    Rosie Perez
    Spencer Dinwiddie
    Steve Buscemi
    Steven Matz
    Tino Martinez
    Tony Blair
    Victor Cruz
    Victor Olapido

Who is Cantor Fitzgerald?Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., with over 12,000 employees, 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 70 years. 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 equity capital markets, investment banking, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate and 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.

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 $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 door. 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 Friday, September 11, 2020 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 Fitzgerald'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?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.

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