Head Coach Chris Mullin, Steven Starker, Co-Founder BTIG, Conrado
April 28, 2015
NEW YORK --Head coach Chris Mullin and Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., President, St. John's University, joined several sports icons and celebrities for Commissions for Charity Day hosted by New York City brokerage firm BTIG on Tuesday. The 13th annual event featured a wide range of stars such as Shaquille O'Neal, Hannah Davis, and Tommy Hilfiger in a collective effort to support children's charities. New York sports franchises were well represented at the event which also featured Joe Girardi and CC Sabathia from the Yankees, Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning from the Giants, Ranger great Mark Messier, former Knicks Charles Oakley and Allan Houston, as well as WNBC sportscaster Bruce Beck.
BTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, welcomed the "guest-traders" to BTIG's trading floors to help raise money to support a variety of charities. The Red Storm's efforts will benefit St. John's Bread and Life Soup Kitchen in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, where St. John's University was originally founded in 1870.
"On behalf of St. John's University, Chris Mullin and I are very pleased to participate in BTIG's Commissions for Charity event. We appreciate BTIG's support of St. John's Bread and Life," saidGempesaw.
"It was an honor to participate in BTIG's annual Commissions for Charity Day," said Mullin. "St. John's Bread and Life has been a staple within the community serving meals and providing support to those in need. This was a great opportunity to benefit such a worthy cause and show our appreciation for their daily efforts."
BTIG Charity Day is a global initiative that began in 2003. Since inception of the event, BTIG has raised over $30 million, donating those proceeds to hundreds of charitable organizations around the world.
"Between the long-term commitment from many of our celebrity participants and the generosity of our clients, media partners and employees,BTIG Commissions for Charity Dayhas grown into a global initiative. As a firm, we are passionate about the success of our annual event and are committed to supporting meaningful causes," saidSteven Starker, Co-Founderof BTIG.
BTIGis a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 475 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 13 cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs, fixed income, futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities. The company's core capabilities include global sales, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.
About St. John's Bread and Life
St. John's Bread and Life has been serving the New York City community since 1982. The facility serves 4,200 meals daily, and its Sponsor a Family program at Christmas time provides food, clothing and toys to more than 2,000 families and approximately 9,000 individuals. For more information or to make a contribution, please visitwww.breadandlife.org.