NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Celebrities filled up the trading floor at Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliate BGC Partners on Monday for the financial firm’s annual 9/11 Charity Day.
The company lost 658 employees in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Every year, the company donates an entire day’s revenues to charities worldwide during the annual fundraising event.
Eli and Peyton Manning participated in the event. Dwight “Doc” Gooden was also there to help out.
“It’s good to be here for this cause, the city all comes together and I’m just happy to take part,” Gooden said.
“It’s just nice that they do this every single year to honor those people that were lost, honor the families, and it’s great that they give back to the community by supporting so many different charities,” said actress Bridget Moynahan, star of the hit CBS cop drama “Blue Bloods.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump also made a surprise appearance, but did not speak to the media.
“I’ve known him for a long, long time and he’s a good guy,” company founder Howard Lutnick said. “He didn’t want to answer questions from the media, he just wanted to come and raise money for charity.”