Consistent with its theme, “Working Globally. Giving Locally”, BGC’s offices around the world raised money for charity as we commemorated September 11 by reaching out to help others. It raised over $8 million for charity on its highly successful Fourth Annual Global Charity Day held on Thursday, 11 September 2008, bringing the total over four years to more than $23 million.

2008 Charity Day London

The London event was supported by over 120 guests including HRH The Prince of Wales, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, movies stars Kevin Spacey, Joseph Fiennes and Rosamunde Pike and Olympic gold medallists Ben Ainslie, James DeGale and Rebecca Romero (please see full guest list attached). Guests helped to raise money by assisting BGC brokers with multi-million dollar deals on the trading floor.

2008 Charity Day New York

In New York, BGC was supported by guests including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, TV personality Regis Philbin, Hollywood stars Steve Buscemi, Matthew Modine and Eli Wallach, business magnate Donald Trump and a host of sporting legends including Boomer Esiason, who hosted his radio show live from BGC’s broking floor, former New York Giant Tiki Barber and NHL stars Scott Gomez and Sean Avery.