BTIG to Host 18th Commissions for Charity Day on May 21, 2024

New York – May 2, 2024 BTIG announced today that it will host its 18th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 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 21st, 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: President Bill Clinton, Robin Arzón, Kelly AuCoin, Hank Azaria, Aaron Boone, Oswaldo Cabrera, Bobby Cannavale, Brian Cashman, Chelsea Clinton, Mark Cuban, Victor Cruz, Linsey Davis, Alix Earle, Ubah Hassan, Larry Holmes, Christopher Jackson, Michael Kelly, Jon Ledecky, Henrik Lundqvist, Eli Manning, Julianna Margulies, Mark Messier, Lea Michele, David Muir, Bridget Moynahan, Shaquille O’Neal, Busy Philipps, Mariano Rivera, Robin Roberts, Marcus Stroman, Maura Tierney, Lawrence Taylor, and Dominique Wilkins. 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.

“Every year, we look forward to partnering with our clients, colleagues and notable guests on Charity Day to support the work of non-profit organizations around the world,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “The event is infused with optimism and a commitment to make a difference in the lives of others, and is something we all take pride in.”

BTIG Co-Founder Steven Starker initiated the first BTIG Commissions for Charity Day in 2003 and since then BTIG has donated over $50 million to charitable organizations around the world.

“Commissions for Charity Day is a tremendously rewarding day for us,” said Jennifer Mermel, Chief Strategy Officer of BTIG. “Through Charity Day we learn about the work of so many non-profit organizations, and we are grateful to be able to support them with much needed funds.”

Past celebrity guests have included: Marcus Allen, Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Bader, Carlos Beltran, Dellin Betances, Mookie Betts, Michael Bloomberg, Barry Bonds, Steve Buscemi, John Calipari, Gary Cohn, David Cone, Barbara Corcoran, David Costabile, Tom Coughlin, Olivia Culpo, Hannah Davis Jeter, Kristin Davis, Eric Decker, Patrick Dempsey, Matt Dillon, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Walt Frazier, Joe Girardi, Tony Gonzalez, Roger Goodell, Dwight Gooden, Didi Gregorius, Blake Griffin, Chase Headley, Tommy Hilfiger, Grant Hill, Nicky Hilton, Allan Houston, Michael J. Fox, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter, Woody Johnson, Padma Lakshmi, Denis Leary, Lucy Liu, Chris Long, Ronnie Lott, Ludacris, Nick Mangold, Curtis Martin, Jenny McCarthy, John McEnroe, Bode Miller, Arian Moayed, Joe Namath, Petra Nemcova, Charles Oakley, Terrell Owens, Rick Porcello, Kelly Ripa, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, Jalen Rose, Kelly Rutherford, CC Sabathia, Chuck Scarborough, Steve Schirripa, Brooke Shields, Phil Simms, Molly Sims, John Starks, Hannah Storm, Michael Strahan, Darryl Strawberry, Chrissy Teigen, Mark Teixeira, Justin Tuck, Bobby Valentine, Scott Van Pelt, Dominic West, David Wright, and Jay Wright. They have represented organizations such as All Hands and Hearts, Boys and Girls Club of Miami, Child Mind Institute, Covenant House, DREAM, Friends of Firefighters, The Hole in the Wall Gang, PitCChIn, Project Sunshine, Many Hopes, UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, and Women of Tomorrow.


About BTIG

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 700 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 20 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. 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.



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