BGC Group and our affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald 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 hundreds of charities around the world. To date, Charity Day has raised over $192 million, benefiting charitable causes worldwide.
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.
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. For additional information, please contact The Charity Day team at CharityDay-NY@bgcpartners.com.
2022 BGC Charity Day Ambassadors Included:
Anne V (Anne Vyalitsyna)
Darryl “Run DMC” McDaniels
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Robert J. O’Neill
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is BGC Group?BGC Group is a pioneering global brokerage and financial technology company delivering world-class products to our diverse customer base on a daily basis. Our Financial Services business provides a full range of trade execution and broker-dealer services. BGC is an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.
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 $369 million.
How do we raise money?100% of our global revenues on Charity Day are distributed to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and hundreds of charities around the world.
What is expected of the celebrity ambassador?BGC requests 60-90 minutes from each celebrity ambassador. In this time, celebrity ambassadors will interact with our top clients and brokers. Celebrities should leverage their own social media platforms to help raise awareness.
When is Charity Day?Charity Day will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023. Details to follow.
How can charities increase their chance of being selected?Charity Day participation is determined by BGC’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.
Can the general public donate or get involved?Yes, the general public can donate to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
by visiting our website www.cantorrelief.org or by calling 212-829-4770.
please provide the information below about your charity and feel free to attach any supporting materials .
If you are a non-profit charitable organization and wish to be considered to participate in BGC Group’s Annual Charity Day on Monday, September 11, 2023 please complete this application and return it by Friday, June 30, 2023.
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.