BTIG, LLC announced today that it will host its 16th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
The event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing list of celebrities and dedicated employees across four continents.
Each year, the firm donates to hundreds of charities, many of them focused on children and others in need. Celebrities that have committed to join the event this year so far include: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Brian Cashman, CC Sabathia, Eli Manning, Grant Hill, Mark Messier, Petra Nemcova, Victor Cruz and many more. BTIG plans to announce additional celebrity participants in the coming weeks.
Clients and celebrities participate by nominating well-deserving, non-profit organizations to support through the event. All-star athletes, business leaders, models, actors, actresses, journalists and other cultural icons act as celebrity guest traders, build excitement for the event and appear as ambassadors for their charities of choice. “We are proud of our ability to deploy our global resources on Charity Day. As our business expands, Charity Day remains a solid aspect of our culture,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Alongside clients and our celebrity guest traders, we are able to make a difference for causes that are personally meaningful to them.”
Since pioneering its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to hundreds of charitable organizations, including more than $5 million from this event in 2017.