BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, today announced it raised more than $4 million at its 9th Commissions for Charity Day, held on April 27.
BTIG will donate the money to more than 100 children’s charities all over the country, including All Stars Helping Kids, Autism Speaks, Deafness Research Foundation, Food Allergy Initiative, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Hedge Funds Care, Jacob’s Cure, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Project Sunshine, Smile Train, Solving Kids Cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, The Happy Hearts Fund.
Over the past nine years BTIG’s Annual Commissions for Charity Day has raised more than $24 million from equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits to support various nonprofit organizations. This was the first year BTIG held Commissions for Charity Day internationally in its offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and London.
In BTIG’s New York office, Michael J. Fox, Matt Dillon, Tori Praver, Nick Swisher, Eli Manning, Steve Schirripa, Sean Avery, John McEnroe, Joe Girardi, Justin Tuck, and Petra Nemcova, among many others, attended Charity Day in support of their chosen charitable foundations. In addition, Ronnie Lott, Joe Morgan, and Tony Gonzalez participated from BTIG’s San Francisco office, and Emmanuelle Chriqui of “Entourage,” and Marcus Allen joined in the Los Angeles office.
“Every year we are inspired by the support of Charity Day from our employees, clients, and celebrity traders, and raising over 4 million dollars makes this year no different,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder of BTIG. “We couldn’t be more proud of our employees’ hard work and the humbling generosity from our clients that made today’s success possible.”
“The results speak loudly to today’s success, but the positive impact this year’s Charity Day will have in many people’s lives is hard to describe,” added Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “We were happy to involve so many children’s charities and celebrities in this year’s event, and thank everyone for their efforts in making this day possible.”