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Cantor Fitzgerald donates $10M to Sandy victims


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

A firm that was significantly affected by the 9/11 attacks has taken the latest disaster, Sandy, and turned it into hope.

The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has donated $10 million to storm victims. “We understand the tremendous loss that has shaken so many families,” said Howard Lutnick, Chair and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, Inc.

Cantor Fitzgerald lost hundreds of employees in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

The relief fund has “adopted” 19 elementary schools throughout the disaster-stricken communities and will be distributing $1,000 prepaid debit cards to each family from the selected schools through March.

“We learned from the tragedy of 9/11 how important it is to provide support directly to people who are suffering,” said Edie Lutnick, the on-site executive director for Cantor Relief. “We are grateful for the opportunity to assist these families and help communities to heal.”

Cantor Fitzgerald has an annual Charity Day in which it typically donates 100 percent of its revenues to the relief fund and other charities. This year, the funds are going directly to the storm affected families.

Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical

Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Performances start Thursday, January 10 and continue through Saturday, January 26 at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

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