BTIG, LLC, the global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services with main offices in New York and San Francisco, announced today that the firm is donating over five million dollars to charities as a result of its annual BTIG Charity Day held Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Hosting all-star athletes, actors and actresses from film and television, celebrity chefs and other cultural icons that acted as guest traders, BTIG donated the day’s revenues to a variety of well-deserving organizations, many of them supporting programs that improve the lives of children. This was a record-breaking year for BTIG in terms of total dollars donated.
“BTIG Charity Day is an event that everyone at BTIG looks forward to each year. Yesterday was our most successful Charity Day since the event’s inception in 2003. We are honored by the support we receive from our clients, celebrity guests and industry partners. And, we are proud of the effort put forth by our employees,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG.
This year more than 200 charities worldwide will be the beneficiaries of BTIG Charity Day. Over 50 celebrities acting as ambassadors for charities contributed to this year’s event including Allan Houston, Alex Rodriguez, Beth Ostrosky, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Brooke Shields, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Mullin, Damaris Lewis, Doug Ellin, Eduardo Garcia, Eli Manning, Eric LeGrand, Geoffrey Zakarian, Hannah Davis, Hannah Storm, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Starks, John Sterling, Josh Capon, K. Lee Graham, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Lawrence Taylor, Mariano Rivera, Mark Messier, Mark Teixeira, Mike Maccagnan, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Nia Sanchez, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Robinson, Rebecca Jarvis, Rick DiPietro, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Weatherford, Tom Coughlin, Tommy Hilfiger, Tutan Reyes and Woody Johnson in New York, Barry Bonds, Damon Bruce, Joe Morgan, Reggie Jackson, Ronnie Lott and Vida Blue in San Francisco, Jason Collins, Marcus Allen, Michelle Monaghan and Tony Gonzalez in Los Angeles and Charlie Webster, Francine Lewis, Jamie Laing, Mike Gatting OBE, Miles Jupp, Pandora, Sinitta and Vogue Williams in London.
“We are grateful to be able to make a difference for a wide range of important causes. By delivering over five million dollars to charities, we hope to make a positive impact in the lives of many in need,” said Scott Kovalik, CEO and Co-Founder of BTIG.