ICAP, the world’s premier interdealer broker, will hold its 17th annual global Charity Day on Wednesday, 9 December, 2009. On this day, 100% of company revenues and commissions will be donated to a selection of over 120 charities around the world.
Since the inception of ICAP Charity Day, ICAP and its customers in over 50 countries have raised funds for over 700 well-deserving charities globally. This year, ICAP will be supporting a further 120 charities globally, almost 30 in North America alone. Last year, $16.3 million was raised on Charity Day, bringing the total to over $100 million since 1993. These funds went towards such diverse programs in North America as helping sick children, supporting literacy, and funding cancer research.
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 help boost trading volumes. Prince William, Prince Harry, Bill Clinton, actors Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington, and musicians Jon Bon Jovi and Elton John have been a few of those who have lent their support at ICAP offices in past years.
Michael Spencer, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “The last couple of years have proven to be a very challenging environment for many in the financial services industry, but it’s now more important than ever that ICAP continues to give to those in need. We are committed to our charitable projects and will be donating to over 120 charities worldwide this year. We want to sincerely thank all those who will make Charity Day happen this year, including our staff and suppliers, and especially our many customers – thank you for making every deal count this year on Charity Day.”
This year ICAP is supporting close to 30 charities in North America, including: 826CHI, Addi’s Faith Foundation, ANNIKA Foundation, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Louisville, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Danica Patrick Foundation, Educa, Home of the Innocents, Indian Summer Camp, LUNGevity Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Metro United Way, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Nantz Family Foundation, Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy, PeyBack Foundation, Shriners Hospitals for Children, SickKids Foundation, Stan W. Browning Melanoma Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The V Foundation, Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Volunteers of America, and Women's Sports Foundation.
A full list of the global beneficiaries can be found at www.icapcharityday.com.