BTIG, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will hold its 11th Commissions for Charity Day on May 14, 2013.

The annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day will host celebrities at several of BTIG’s offices including New York, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco. Star attendees to work alongside BTIG traders answering clients’ calls in order to raise money for a variety of children’s charities. Over the last eleven years, BTIG’s Charity Day has donated more than $21 million from equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits to 350 nonprofit organizations.

Charities benefiting from this event are typically nominated by clients and the celebrity participants, with an emphasis on selecting child focused organizations. Last year, BTIG donated over $4.5 million to more than 170 children’s charities around the world, including:

Alliance for Lupus Research
• The Guardsmen
• Capital for Kids
March Of Dimes
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Project Sunshine
• Solving Kids Cancer

In support of Charity Day, the following celebrities participated in last year’s event at various BTIG offices across the U.S.: Michael J. Fox, Matt Dillon, Rex Ryan, Kelly Ripa, Tom Coughlin, Nick Swisher, Eli Manning, John McEnroe, Mariano Rivera, Bode Miller, Petra Nemcova, Rob Gronkowski, Matt Light, Ronnie Lott, Joe Morgan, Tony Gonzalez, Vida Blue, Stephen McGee, Phil Costa and Marcus Allen.

The first annual BTIG Commissions for Children’s Charity Day was held in 2003 and raised funds for three charities. Over the past eleven years it has grown to be an international event, with all BTIG branches and affiliates participating.

“Our annual Charity Day has become an event that the celebrities, clients and employees look forward to each year,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “Over the years we have seen this event grow with many celebrity traders returning year after year to represent their charitable foundations. We look forward to this year’s event being even bigger and better than before.”


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