2012 Charity Day

Global Charity Day 2012

Cantor Fitzgerald’s Eighth Annual Charity Day took place on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 and raised approximately $12 million. Each year, we commemorate the employees we lost in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Through Charity Day, Cantor Fitzgerald helps others, turning the most difficult day of the year into one that is positive and uplifting.

Celebrities representing several of the participating charities joined Cantor Fitzgerald’s New York trading floors including sports superstars Mariano Rivera from the New York Yankees, Henrik Lundqvist from the New York Rangers, Victor Cruz, Chris Canty and former teammate Tiki Barber from the New York Giants, Olympic gold medallists Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer, tennis great Venus Williams, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, therapist Dr. Ruth, NBC Today Show anchor Natalie Morales, sportscaster Erin Andrews, actors Steve Buscemi, Edward Norton, Chris Noth and Michael J. Fox, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, models Kate Upton, Petra Nemcova 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 and Media Personalities:
Adrian Grenier
Anatol Yusef
Andrew Garfield
Billy Crudup
Brian Williams
Carol Alt
Carol Kane
Connie Chung
Damaris Lewis
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
Dominique Piek
Edie Falco
Eric Bolling
Erik Palladino
General Wesley Clark
Harlan Coben
Jarah Mariano
Jennifer Ohlsson
Jim Douglas
John Turturro
Judy Kaye
Ken Dashow
Kevin Navayne
Kim Berk
Kyle MacLachlan
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Oliver Platt
Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012
Paul Sparks
Peter Buffett
Regis Philbin
Richard Kind
Robert John Burke
Sal Cassano
Steve Liesman
Susan Sarandon
Tamara Tunie
Tony LoBianco
Tony Sirico
Whitney Thompson

London Ambassadors

Actors, Media Personalities and Musicians:
Alana & Lisa MacFarlane
Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Ashley Butler & Pudsey
Barry Hearn
Bruno Loubet
Charlotte Jackson
Chas Hodges
Cheeky Girls
Cheryl Baker
Christopher Biggins
Craig Revel Horwood
Dave Berry
Dominic West
Duncan Bannatyne
Ed Chamberlain
Emma Noble
Fay Ripley
Gabby Logan
Gaby Roslin
Graham Le Saux
James Haskell
Jane Horrocks
Jason Flemyng
Jason Leonard
Jeremy Vine
Jim Carter
Jo Brand
Joan Collins
John Inverdale
John McCririck
Katie Razzall
Kelly Marie Steward
Kenney Jones
Kevin Adams
Kirsty McCabe
Laura Whitmore
Lawrence Keogh
Leona Lewis
Lisa Snowdon
Lizzie Cundy
Linda Lusardi
Mark Foster
Marcus Wareing
Mark Hix
Martin Trenaman
Mica Paris
Michael Ball
Michelle Collins
Miss England – Charlotte Holmes
Miss Essex – Amber Zakrzewski
Mitch Winehouse
Nancy Sorrell
Natalie Pinkham
Neil Fox
Olivia Godfrey
Peter Capaldi
Peter Rankin
Paul O’Grady
Richard E Grant
Rosamund Pike
Sir Roger Moore
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Steph McGovern
Stella English
Steve Coogan
Steve Rider
Tania Bryer
Tim Lovejoy
Tony Hadley
Vicki Michelle
Zoe Salmon