BTIG Announces Extended List of Celebrities to Participate in 10th Annual Commissions for Charity Day
NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will hold its 10th Commissions for Charity Day on April 18, 2012.
The international Commissions for Charity Day has raised close to $20 million from equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits over the past decade in support of various nonprofit organizations. In the past nine years over 300 different children's charities have benefitted. The BTIG event is unique in that it is a client driven event. BTIG clients nominate charities and non profits for donation consideration. BTIG encourages clients to select child focused organizations.
This year's annual celebrity-filled event will support dozens of organizations that deal with important children's issues. A list of past recipients can be viewed here - Charity Recipients.
Dana Carvey, Mariano Rivera, CC Sabathia, Victor Cruz, Curtis Martin, Kelly Ripa, Joe Namath, Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, Rex Ryan, John McEnroe, Joe Girardi, Michael J. Fox, Matt Dillon, David Diehl, Marcus Allen, Jill Hennessy, Reggie Jackson, Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, Cyndi Lauper, Damaris Lewis, Donny Deutsche, Anthony Mason, Ray Rice, Duncan Niederaurer, Rod Gilbert, Bobby Valentine, Matt Light, Rob Gronkowski, Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, Jorge Posada, Allan Houston, Bode Miller, Jim Boeheim, Ronnie Lott, Damon Bruce, Vida Blue, Joe Morgan, Jerry Ferrara and Tony Gonzalez are now among the celebrities who will be attending this year's Commissions for Charity Day in BTIG's offices around the country in support of the event.
The first BTIG Commissions for Children's Charity Day was held in 2003 and raised funds for three charities. The BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is now a worldwide event, with all BTIG branches and affiliates participating.
"We are very excited to see so many lend their time and efforts to help us make this event a success," said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. "The energy and enthusiasm for the 10th celebration of our Charity Day amongst the celebrity traders, clients and employees involved is bound to make for another strong year of donations."
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. BTIG continues to build its global franchise around a broad and experienced group of professionals who are leaders and experts in their respective fields. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs nearly 400 professionals in five different countries. BTIG serves customers from all over the world and offers services in 11 areas: Equity Trading, Equity Derivatives, Futures Trading, Convertible Securities, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Fixed Income, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access.
BTIG has nine domestic offices: New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank and Orinda. The firm also has four overseas affiliates: London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
BTIG LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC