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

2012 Charity Day London

Celebrities representing many of the participating charities joined licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with BGC or Cantor Fitzgerald clients. Many distinguished guests joined BGC Partners in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and Sydney, as well as other locations. In London, celebrity guests at BGC's offices included: Princess Beatrice and Sarah, Duchess of York, actors Sir Roger Moore, Joan Collins, Richard E. Grant, Dominic West and Rosamund Pike, Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton, 2012 Olympic gold medalists Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Luke Campbell, comedian Steve Coogan, the legendary composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and music sensation Leona Lewis, plus many others.

2012 Charity Day New York

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.