BTIG to Host 17th Commissions for Charity Day on May 2, 2023
New York – April 3, 2023 – BTIG announced today that it will host its 17th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Commissions for Charity Day is the firm’s signature philanthropic event and is part of a month-long effort, “Making A Difference in May”, when all employees are encouraged to give back to others.
On May 2nd, with the support of its institutional trading clients, notable guests and employees, BTIG plans to donate their trading profits to charities around the world. Guests who have committed to join the event thus far include: Harrison Bader, Aaron Boone, Brian Cashman, Victor Cruz, Mark Cuban, Patrick Dempsey, Ubah Hassan, Jesse Iwuji, Eli Manning, David Muir, Shaquille O’Neal, CC Sabathia, John Starks, Michael Strahan, Gleyber Torres, Dominique Wilkins and many more. Additional celebrity participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
Clients participate by nominating non-profit organizations for donation consideration. All-star athletes, actors, actresses, business leaders, cultural icons, journalists, models, politicians and other celebrities make appearances on the trading floor, building excitement for the event and serving as ambassadors for charities important to them. “We are excited to once again host Charity Day in person. Partnering with clients and leveraging our global resources to contribute to the work of non-profit organizations is incredibly rewarding, especially when we see how they put our donations to work.” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “We appreciate the opportunity to bring clients and employees together to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Since pioneering its first BTIG Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has donated more than $50 million to charitable organizations around the world. BTIG employees also enjoy a volunteering benefit, where they are allocated paid time off to volunteer for other organizations. “Commissions for Charity Day is unique in that it serves such a wide range of deserving organizations,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG, “and it has served as a foundation for our broader firm initiative of encouraging all employees to find a way to give to others in the month of May.”
Past celebrity guests have included: Alex Rodriguez, Allan Houston, Barry Bonds, President Bill Clinton, Blake Griffin, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Brian Cashman, Bridget Moynahan, Brooke Shields, Carlos Beltran, Carmelo Anthony, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chase Headley, Chris Long, Chrissy Teigen, Curtis Martin, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Darryl Strawberry, David Cone, David Costabile, David Muir, David Wright, Dellin Betances, Denis Leary, Derek Jeter, Didi Gregorius, Dominic West, Dominique Wilkins, Dwight Gooden, Eli Manning, Eric Decker, Gary Cohn, Grant Hill, Hannah Davis Jeter, Hannah Storm, Henrik Lundqvist, Jalen Rose, Jay Wright, Jenny McCarthy, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Calipari, John McEnroe, John Starks, Justin Tuck, Kelly Ripa, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Lucy Liu, Ludacris, Marcus Allen, Mariano Rivera, Mark Cuban, Mark Messier, Mark Teixeira, Matt Dillon, Michael Bloomberg, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, Molly Sims, Mookie Betts, Nick Mangold, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Culpo, Padma Lakshmi, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Reggie Jackson, Rick Porcello, Roger Goodell, Ronnie Lott, Scott Van Pelt, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Buscemi, Steve Schirripa, Terrell Owens, Tom Coughlin, Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Gonzalez, Victor Cruz, Walt Frazier and Woody Johnson. They have represented organizations such as Boys and Girls Club of Miami, Hole in the Wall Gang, PitCChIn, Women of Tomorrow, Many Hopes, Autism Speaks, UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency DREAM, Friends of Firefighters, SmileTrain, Project Sunshine, and the Happy Hearts Foundation.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 750 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 21 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.