Bloomberg Tradebook’s annual Charity Day, now in its fifth year, will bring together employees and celebrity guests on October 27th to raise funds in support of charitable causes around the globe.
New and returning celebrity ambassadors will join Michael R. Bloomberg, Bloomberg Tradebook’s President and CEO, Glenn Lesko, and Bloomberg employees on the trading desk in New York, London and Hong Kong, with net trading commissions from the day being donated to the more than 15 charities involved. This year, Charity Day will support a range of causes such as youth development, medical research, environmental conservation and community outreach.
“Philanthropy and public service are core values of our company,” said Founder of Bloomberg LP, Michael R. Bloomberg. “We’re proud to welcome new and returning celebrity ambassadors for our fifth annual Charity Day and encouraged to see the positive impact the event has had in our communities around the world.”
Charity Day is an opportunity for Bloomberg Tradebook and the financial community to support worthy charitable causes by donating the day’s trading commissions. Since its inception in 2012, Charity Day has raised nearly $4 million in trading commissions earned through futures, equities, options and FX trading. In addition to the events in New York, London and Hong Kong, Bloomberg’s Sao Paulo office celebrated Charity Day on Monday, joining BVSA (Socio-Environmental Investment Exchange) to ring the bell in support of several educational and social projects in Brazil.
“As we celebrate our fifth Charity Day, we continue to receive immense support from the industry around our philanthropic endeavors,” said Glenn Lesko, CEO and President of Bloomberg Tradebook. “We’re excited to engage our employees and clients in Bloomberg’s strong tradition of giving back, raising money and awareness around several important causes.”
Michael R. Bloomberg and Tradebook CEO and President Glenn Lesko will be joined in New York by:
Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation – Musician and philanthropist, Jon Bon Jovi
Victor Cruz Foundation – NY Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz
Child Mind Institute – Television personality, Donny Deutsch
Boomer Esiason Foundation – Former NFL quarterback, Boomer Esiason
Jumpstart – Actress, Rene Goldsberry
Joyful Heart Foundation – NY Giants linebacker, Mark Herzlich
Endometriosis Foundation of America – Author, Executive Producer & Host of Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi
God's Love We Deliver and UNICEF – Actor, Kyle Maclachlan
City in the Community Foundation – New York City FC Sporting director, Claudio Reyna
Happy Hearts Fund – Model, Anne Vyalitsyna
In the London office, Bloomberg Tradebook welcomes the following charities and their ambassadors:
Blue Marine Foundation – Singer-songwriter, James Blunt
Haven House Children’s Hospice – Singer and television presenter, Rochelle Humes
The Prince's Trust – Football manager, Gareth Southgate
Place2Be – Model and actress, Suki Waterhouse
Supporting Charity Day in Hong Kong will be:
Asia Society – Model and actress, Coco Chiang
The Nature Conservancy – Model, Danielle Graham
The Nature Conservancy – Producer and activist, Sean Lee Davies
Orbis – Actress and singer, Gigi Leung
KELY Support Group – Comedian, Vivek Mahbubani
The Nature Conservancy – Model, Sofia Wakabayashi
Bloomberg and its global agency brokerage business, Bloomberg Tradebook, are involved in numerous philanthropic causes year round. In 2015, more than 9,800 employees volunteered more than 86,800 hours with 300 charities in 56 cities around the world. The company’s philanthropy and engagement program supports causes and efforts that strengthen communities and improve quality of life worldwide.
To see highlights from previous Charity Day events, please visit www.bloombergtradebook.com/charity-day/