BTIG announced today that it plans to donate more than $5 million to hundreds of charities as a result of its annual BTIG Charity Day.
The firm hosted over 80 all-star athletes, models, actors, actresses, musicians, journalists, politicians, business leaders and other cultural icons who acted as guest traders on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Over 300 non-profit organizations will benefit from the 2018 event. Since inception of the event, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to charity.
“It was another incredible day at BTIG yesterday. We are thrilled with the record number of celebrity guest traders who volunteered to join us, and humbled by the impressive number of nominated charities, which will benefit from the day,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “It is a tremendous honor to have the continued support of institutional trading clients, our celebrity guest traders and employees worldwide.”
“For more than a decade, BTIG Charity Day has helped fund meaningful causes through our donations to nominated non-profit organizations,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “We are inspired by the dedication of our celebrity guests and clients worldwide. All of us at the firm look forward to Charity Day as the day we get to give back to so many important child-focused charities.”
An impressive group of participating celebrities, each acting as an ambassador for a charity of their choice, joined the firm yesterday. Celebrities who appeared in BTIG’s offices included, Aaron Boone, Adam Klein, Adonal Foyle, Alex Rodriguez, Allie LaForce, Amy Gutierrez, Barry Bonds, Beth Stern, President Bill Clinton, Bill Romanowski, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bret Hedican, Brian Cashman, Bruce Beck, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Johnson, Chris Long, Chris Snee, Chris Wragge, Chuck Scarborough, Curtis Martin, Damon Bruce, Dave Dravecky, David Cone, David Costabile, David Muir, David Robertson, David Tyree, Dellin Betances, Denis Leary, Didi Gregorius, Dominic West, Dominique Wilkins, Eli Manning, Elisa Donovan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Eric LeGrand, Evan Engram, Gary Cohn, Grant Hill, Hannah Storm, Henrik Lundqvist, Jalen Rose, Janice Huff, Jay Wright, Jeff Capel, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Affeldt, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Collins, John Starks, Johnny Velazquez, Justin Tuck, Kelenna Azubuike, Khris Davis, Kristin Davis, Lance Thomas, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall, Lucy Liu, Ludacris, Mariano Rivera, Mark Farrell, Mark Messier, Michael Bloomberg, Mookie Betts, Nick Mangold, Nicky Hilton, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Ralph Sampson, Roger Goodell, Scott Van Pelt, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephanie Ruhle, Steve Buscemi, Ted Robinson, Terrell Owens, Tim Flannery, Tony Gonzalez, Ubah Hassan, Victor Cruz and Walt Frazier.
For more information about BTIG Charity Day, visit www.btigcharityday.com.