BGC Partners 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.
We continue to closely monitor the evolving CDC and local guidelines and plan to finalize Charity Day 2022 format (in person or virtual) within the next few months. We plan that by September, we will be able to host a small number of guests in our New York offices. Many distinguished guests have lent their support by joining us on this day, including prominent actors, sports icons, media personalities, and politicians.
In these difficult times, we are staying true to our mission, whether it is creating community and rebuilding our lives after 9/11; or the aid we rendered after emergencies and natural disasters; or now with the COVID-19 pandemic, we rely on the strength, commitment, and generosity of those around us to be able to continue our important mission. For additional information, please contact The Charity Day team at CharityDay-NY@bgcpartners.com.
2021 BGC Charity Day Ambassadors Included:
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is BGC Partners?BGC Partners 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 12, 2022. 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.
What is a BGC Sponsor?The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has always held close the charities and causes that are important to our employees and clients. If a BGC employee or client is a supporter of your charity, we encourage you to mention that in the appropriate spot provided in the application. 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 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 Partners’ Annual Charity Day on Monday, September 12, 2022 please complete this application and return it by Thursday, June 30, 2022.
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.