BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services, announced today that it will host its 13th annual international Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
The BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is a star-studded event. Throughout the trading day, all-star athletes, top-recording artists, celebrities from film and television and cultural icons join BTIG in an effort to raise money for a variety of charities worldwide. With celebrities working alongside the firm’s institutional traders, clients team up with some of their favorite stars to raise funds for meaningful causes.
“Giving back is a cornerstone of the BTIG corporate identity and we work to build Commissions for Charity Day participation from our growing list of clients and celebrity partners each year,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder of BTIG.
Celebrities committed to join BTIG this year so far include Eli Manning, Mark Cuban, Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Coughlin, Joe Girardi, Allan Houston, Petra Nemcova, Jeremy Roenick, Bobby Valentine, Woody Johnson, Victor Cruz, and Beth Ostrosky Stern. Previous participants have included Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Reggie Jackson, John McEnroe, Carmelo Anthony, Joe Namath, Bode Miller, Kelly Ripa, Rex Ryan, Bridget Moynahan, Padma Lakshmi, Eduardo Garcia, CC Sabathia, Damaris Lewis, Matt Dillon, David Wright, David Diehl, Hannah Storm and Eric LeGrand in New York; Ronnie Lott, Joe Morgan, Marshawn Lynch and Vida Blue in San Francisco; Marcus Allen and Tony Gonzalez in Los Angeles; and Mike Gatting OBE, Chris Tarrant OBE, Brian Conley, Aled Jones MBE and Sinitta in London.
BTIG pioneered its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, raising funds for three charities. In the last twelve years, BTIG’s Commissions for Charity Day has grown into a global initiative, supported by the firm’s clients, celebrity partners and employees throughout its U.S., London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney offices. Since 2003, BTIG has raised more than US$30 million for hundreds of charitable organizations around the world, including over US$5 million from the May 2014 event last year. Charities are nominated by clients and the firm encourages the selection of child-focused charities.
“We are increasingly inspired by the charities that we collaborate with each year, many of them focused on helping children around the world,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “It’s a tremendous honor to be a part of this event, and the enthusiasm of our clients, celebrity partners and employees is a testament to the dedication of everyone involved in its success.”
Additional celebrity participants and nominated charities for the 2015 event will be announced throughout the coming months.