New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., together with its affiliate BGC Partners, Inc., raised approximately $12 million at the companies’ annual commemorative Charity Day on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The company lost 658 employees during the World Trade Center attacks.
Some of the guests that participated include actors Julianne Moore, Billy Crystal, Bridget Moynahan, Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Foxx, Raymond Felton and coach Mike Woodson of the NY Knicks, former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, magician David Blaine, Today Show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Fox Television anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly, track and field Olympian Bruce Jenner, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, tennis legend Billie Jean King and many others.
“We feel privileged to assist so many charities around the world, in addition to supporting victims of Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornado. I’d like to thank everyone who supports Charity Day for their enthusiasm and generosity of spirit.” Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., said.
The Relief Fund has raised and distributed $180 million to over 800 families and 932 children of the victims of that tragedy. The Relief Fund’s expanded scope has included such natural disasters as the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, the earthquake in Haiti and the recent events in Japan as well as the wounded members of our military. In addition, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund supports a wide variety of other charitable organizations providing assistance to those in need.
Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and the partners of Cantor Fitzgerald underwrite all the expenses of the fund so that 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to those in need. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, administered by its Co-Founder and Executive Director, Edie Lutnick has raised and distributed over $250 million.
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