ICAP (IAP.L), the world’s premier interdealer broker, will hold its 16th annual global Charity Day on Wednesday, 10 December, 2008. On this day, all company revenues will be donated to over 100 charities around the world.
Since the inception of Charity Day in 1993, ICAP has raised over £42 million ($84 million) for many well-deserving and needy causes worldwide. In 2007, the company raised a record £9.2 million ($18.8 million) globally on Charity Day.
As part of the day’s activities, ICAP will host several of the charities’ celebrity spokespeople to rally employee enthusiasm and interact with clients to boost trading volumes. Bill Clinton and Prince William, actors Denzel Washington and Michael J. Fox and musicians Jon Bon Jovi and Elton John are among those who have lent their support at ICAP offices in past years.
Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “In difficult economic times it is even more important to support charities. Through ICAP Charity Day, we will be donating to over 100 charities worldwide this year. I want to thank all of our customers, staff and suppliers for all their help in previous years, and I call on them to go the extra mile this year and support Charity Day whole-heartedly. Remember, on Charity Day, Every Deal Counts.”
In New York, ICAP is supporting numerous charities, including: Boys' and Girls' Clubs of America, Communities in Schools, Equality Now, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Center; Partners In Health; Stop Hunger Now; The Boomer Esiason Foundation; Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance; and the Four Rings Montana Family Foundation.
In Louisville, ICAP is supporting: Brooklawn Child & Family Services; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Down Syndrome of Louisville; Make-A-Wish Foundation, Metro United Way, Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy; The Healing Place; The Home of the Innocents; and The Stan W. Browning Melanoma Foundation.
In Chicago, ICAP is supporting: 826Chicago and LUNGevity Foundation. And in Toronto, ICAP is supporting the Sick Kids Foundation.
A full list of the global beneficiaries can be found at www.icapcharityday.com.