GLOBAL UNDERWATER EXPLORERS’ CONSERVATION INITIATIVE, PROJECT BASELINE, RECEIVES DONATION FROM THE CANTOR FITZGERALD RELIEF FUND’S 2015 CHARITY DAY
May 18, 2016 High Springs, FL— The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund donated $5,000 to the Florida-based not-for-profit organization, Global Underwater Explorers, to support their central conservation initiative Project Baseline.
Every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, commemorate their 658 friends and colleagues and the 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. Grants are then individually distributed to hundreds of charities worldwide. Since its inception, Charity Day has raised approximately $125 million globally.
The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is committed to supporting charities like Project Baseline that not only focus on the betterment of communities, families and the environment where we work and live, but that are meaningful to their employees and clients.
Project Baseline empowers passionate citizens to observe and record change within the world’s aquatic environments in a way that fosters public awareness and supports political action. Support received from the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund will help fund Project Baseline’s Visual Legacy, Momentum, and Awareness into Action programs as they continue to build a baseline of environmental conditions in marine and freshwater environments in over 27 countries.
To date, Project Baseline hosts systematically collected observations from over 500 surface and underwater locations and has conducted over 10 coordinated scuba and submersible missions from our sponsored mobile diving platform, the 146’ Baseline Explorer ocean support vessel.