Jacksonville, FL (September 9, 2011) – As part of BGC’s seventh annual Charity Day taking place on Monday, September 12, 2011, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), along with numerous other charities, will receive donations from BGC Partners and recognition from a host of celebrities.
BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGCP) was created by Cantor Fitzgerald in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks as Cantor Fitzgerald sought to re‐build its business after losing 658 of its employees, which represented two thirds of its workforce in New York. To commemorate those who were lost, BGC Partners donates 100% of its revenues from Charity Day to selected charities around the world. Last year’s event raised over $10 million in a single day for worthy causes.
The celebrity guest list includes Tony Sirico, Todd Zeile, John Franco, Sharon Angela, Bernie Williams, Len Berman and Mick Foley all of whom are devoted supporters of Wounded Warrior Project and our nation’s wounded service men and women.
“Wounded Warrior Project believes the greatest casualty is being forgotten,” stated Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steve Nardizzi. “Many of this generation of wounded bravely joined our nation’s armed forces shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, so we are grateful to BGC for continuing to recognize their commitment and sacrifice for this country.”
Lou Scotto, Executive Managing Director and General Manager for the Americas at BGC Partners commented:”We are delighted to once again invite The Wounded Warrior Project to join us on our Charity Day. We look forward to recognizing their laudatory efforts to provide for our wounded heroes, whose vital sacrifices made on our behalf are truly humbling.”
Guests will conduct real trades with BGC’s clients, which include major banks and investment banks, over the phone from the trading floor alongside a licensed broker. All of the revenue raised that day will be donated to charities.
The event is taking place in the financial district of Manhattan at One Seaport Plaza, 199 Water Street, on the 19th Floor. Guests will begin arriving at 8am, with events running through to 4pm.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™(WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The purpose of WWP is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial markets. It brokers a broad range of financial products, including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, structured products and other instruments. BGC also provides a full range of services, including trade execution, broker‐dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back office services. BGCʹs customers include many of the worldʹs largest banks, broker‐dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. Named after fixed income trading innovator B. Gerald Cantor, BGC has offices in 25 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.bgcpartners.com.