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Eli Manning, Matt Harvey, Petra Nemcova, Shaquille O'Neal, Victor Cruz, Mark Cuban among A-List Celebrities Helping to Raise over $5 Million for more than 200 Charities
NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, raised over $5 million on Tuesday May 13th, 2014, from its annual Commissions for Charity Day. The event hosted athletes and celebrities as "guest-traders" to help raise money for a wide range of children's charities and other important causes. The money raised this year will be donated to charities around the world, including: KIPP, Project Sunshine, Lead the Way, Smile Train, Team LeGrand for the Reeve Foundation, Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program and more.
50 "Guest-traders" contributed to this year's fundraising effort, including: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bridget Moynahan, Carmelo Anthony, CC Sabathia, Damaris Lewis, David Wright, Eduardo Garcia, Eli Manning, James Blunt, Joe Namath, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Matt Harvey, Matt Dillon, Padma Lakshmi, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Reggie Jackson, Ronnie Lott, Shaquille O'Neal, Victor Cruz and many more.
"This year, with the help of our clients, we partnered with more celebrities and professional athletes than ever to raise an unprecedented amount of money to support many important causes," said Scott Kovalik, co-founder and CEO of BTIG.
"We really look forward to our charity day each year as it's a great time for our clients and employees to come together to support import causes. The unique platform gives celebrities an unusual vehicle through which they can donate their time and raise money for causes important to them," said Steven Starker, co-founder of BTIG. "This was our strongest year yet, and we are eager to see how the event makes a difference for the participating charities."
Over the past twelve years, the firm has raised more than $30 million and supported hundreds of charitable organizations. This year's event set records for the annual charity day with the amount of donations raised and the number of charities involved.
BTIG, LLC is a global financial services company offering products and services across Equity Trading, Global Portfolio and ETF Trading, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Futures & Commodities, Foreign Exchange, Convertible/Preferred Securities, Corporate Access, Equity Research, Capital Markets, Prime Brokerage, Electronic Trading and Outsource Trading. With U.S. offices located in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Red Bank, and Purchase and overseas affiliates located in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 450 professionals worldwide.
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