BTIG Donates More Than $3 Million to Children's Charities From 7th Commissions for Charity Day
NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 — BTIG LLC, an institutional broker dealer specializing in trading and related brokerage services, today announced that it will donate more than $3 million raised during its 7th Commissions for Charity Day to a host of children's charities, including The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Eli Manning Pediatrics Fund, A Little Hope, Autism Speaks and Jacobs Cure.
All equity and derivative trading commissions earned on May 19 will be donated to these and other outstanding non-profit organizations. Michael J. Fox, Eli Manning, Joe Girardi, Reggie Jackson and Johnny Damon, among others, attended the Charity Day in support of their charitable foundations. BTIG's Commissions for Charity Days have raised over $10 million for children's charities in the past five years.
"Our 7th Commissions for Charity Day has been our most successful yet, raising $1 million more than our last event for these impactful organizations," said Steven Starker, Co-founder of BTIG. "The importance of charitable giving is heightened during these uncertain economic times, and we are pleased to have been able to make such a significant contribution to these important children's causes."
"We are thrilled to have achieved a record donation as a result of this year's Charity Day," added Scott Kovalik, Co-founder of BTIG. "We would like to thank our clients, employees and charities for their continued support and generosity this year."
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. Founded in 2002, BTIG and its affiliates have grown steadily from 5 employees to over 300. BTIG serves over 1,200 institutional customers and offers services from five divisions: Institutional Trading, Fixed Income Trading, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading and Direct Market Access. BTIG has offices in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Aspen and Orinda. The firm also has affiliates in London, Hong Kong, and Sydney.