Charity Day is a significant day for Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners as we remember the 658 Cantor and 64 Eurobrokers employees whose lives were lost on 9/11. This year, we are pleased to announce a new fundraising initiative that offers employees the opportunity to support the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charitable causes by raising funds as an individual or within a team, with the firm matching 100% of all donations by individual employees through September 30, 2014. All donations are tax-deductible.
Through this fundraiser, you and your families, friends, and/or clients will be able to make donations on-line until September 30, 2014. Donors will have the opportunity to choose how their donation is distributed. Options include: (i) as determined by the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, (ii) among a category of charities, or (iii) to any individual charity listed on the site. The firm will be providing prizes for top fundraisers, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund was originally founded to support more than 800 families and 932 children of Cantor Fitzgerald employees and has since expanded its scope to include natural disasters, such as the devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, and the earthquake in Haiti. In addition, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund supports a wide variety of charitable organizations and assists wounded members of our military worldwide.