The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund was founded in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The Relief Fund has expanded its scope to include natural disasters such as the devastation caused by the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, the earthquake in Haiti and the tsunami in Japan. In addition, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund supports a wide variety of other charitable organizations providing assistance to those in need, as well as the wounded members of our military.
Every September 11, Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners donate their entire global revenues to charitable causes around the world. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has provided approximately $180 million to help the families of the firm’s employees who perished in the World Trade Center attacks. To date, the fund has raised and distributed approximately $270 million.
This year, we were honored to assist the victims of the destruction caused by the May 20th tornado in Moore Oklahoma, as well as those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Through the remarkable efforts of our outstanding volunteers and employees, victims in both of these communities received $1,000 prepaid debit cards to help them recover from these devastating events. For more information about these initiatives, please visit www.cantorrelief.org.