On Tuesday we traded in the girl talk, creative hors d’oeuvres, and cute floral arrangements for office chairs, florescent lighting, and an abundance of men in suits at Cantor Commercial Real Estate‘s Los Angeles office. Every Cantor employee is touched by 9/11 since their New York office lost two-thirds of its team in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Following the fatalities, Cantor Relief Fund and Charity Day were formed as a way to remember the fallen and aid the surviving victims.
Gathering after work in their office to toast to NYC, the LA team felt proud to participate in the fundraising efforts and remembrance. Making a difference tasted good as guests nibbled on treats from Bouchon that paired well with the hit of the night, ONEHOPE Cabernet. Something about men and Cabernet… they just love it! They also loved that we donated 10% of the wine sales from their party to the Cantor Relief Fund. While it was a smaller donation compared to what Charity Day raised in total, it was the act of joining together and spreading awareness that filled them with hope as they remembered their loved ones. Cantor Fitzgerald donates 100% of transactions every September 11 – this year a whopping $12 million!