BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will hold its 10th Commissions for Charity Day on April 18, 2012.
The International Commissions for Charity Day has raised more than $17 million from equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits over the past decade in support of various nonprofit organizations. In the past nine years over 300 different children’s charities have benefitted. The BTIG event is unique in that it is a client driven event. BTIG clients nominate charities and non profits for donation consideration. BTIG encourages clients to select child focused organizations.
This year’s annual celebrity-filled event will support dozens of organizations that deal with important children’s issues. This year’s annual celebrity-filled event will support several organizations that deal with important children’s issues including: Autism Speaks, Project Sunshine, Smile Train, Americares, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Capital for Kids, All Stars Helping Kids, Harlem RBI, and the Max Cure Foundation.
Kelly Ripa, Matt Dillon, David Diehl, Miss USA Alyssa Campanella, Joe Namath, Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, Rex Ryan, John McEnroe, Joe Girardi, Michael J. Fox, Reggie Jackson, Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, Jorge Posada, Allan Houston, Bode Miller and Jim Boeheim are now among the celebrities who will be attending this year’s Commissions for Charity Day in BTIG’s offices around the country in support of the event.
The first BTIG Commissions for Children’s Charity Day was held in 2003 and raised funds for three charities. The BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is now a worldwide event, with all BTIG branches and affiliates participating.
“We are thrilled that so many of the charities we have helped over the years have again been nominated for the tenth anniversary of our event,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Our charity day has become a widely anticipated occasion for our clients, our employees and our celebrity traders alike. We look forward to making another record donation this year.”
Read about last year’s event here.