The Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund will join join Cantor Fitzgerald's esteemed annual Charity Day on Sept. 11, 2012.
The fund, which was established in honor of the late Fred Gabler aids in sending underprivileged children to summer sleep-away camps. Gabler, a former partner and trader for Cantor Fitzgerald – the company with the most lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City – was a strong supporter of the summer camp experience for children. The fund honors his generous heart and passion.
Each year, Cantor Fitzgerald commemorates those lost on 9/11 through its annual Charity Day, which was originally founded to raise money for the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Since inception, the Cantor Fitzgerld Relief Fund has raised and distributed more than $250 million to dozens of charities that invest in a number of worthy causes globally. Charity Day commemorates those lost by reaching out to others and turning a tragic day into an inspiring one by donating 100 percent of the company's revenues from the day to charities around the world.
Representing The Fred Gabler Fund this year are actors Chris Noth and Brian Dennehy. Noth, known for his roles in "Sex in the City" and "Law & Order, and seasoned and Tony Award-winning actor Dennehy, along with many other celebrities will join Cantor Fitzgerald's licensed brokers to help them complete real telephone trades with customers.
This is such an incredible occasion," said Howard Gabler, president of the Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund. "Being a part of Cantor Fitzgerald's Charity Day is such an honor. Fred was a partner and equities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald and was working atop the North Tower on Sept. 11, 2001. This event turns one of the most difficult days of the year into something powerful."
Summer camps played a tremendous role in Fred Gabler's life and the fund provides these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to children in need in hope they share the same life-changing experiences that he had. The fund selects year-round camps with mentoring and counseling programs to empower children to become independent, increase their self- esteem and provide a feeling of responsibility. Camps that The Fred Gabler Fund have supported include Morry's Camp, Fiver Children's Foundation, Camp Vacamas and most recently Camp Felix of the New York Foundling Organization and Camp Broaderway.
For more information on The Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund, visit http://www.fredgabler.org or stay connected on Facebook. To learn more about Cantor Fitzgerald and their annual Charity Day, visit www.cantor.com/CD/charity_day_2012.
Founded in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Relief Fund has raised and distributed $180 million to over 800 families and 932 children of the victims of that tragedy. The Relief Fund's expanded scope has included such natural disasters as the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, the earthquake in Haiti and the recent events in Japan as well as wounded members of our military. In addition, the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund supports a wide variety of other charitable organizations providing assistance to those in need.
Cantor Fitzgerald Chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick and the partners of Cantor Fitzgerald underwrite all the expenses of the fund so that 100 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to those in need. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, administered by its Co-Founder and Executive Director, Edie Lutnick has raised and distributed over $250 million.
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