Thursday, December 6, 2012
Jake Gyllenhaal has talked a lot about how much he enjoyed getting to know the life and world of police officers. Yesterday, he got to experience the world of finance as part of ICAP Charity Day.
Jake was there as a representative of New Eyes for the Needy. Here's how ICAP works:
Since its creation, ICAP has always given money to charity. In 1993, when the firm had grown to around 100 people in London, it was decided to do something on a larger and more innovative scale; something that would make a significant difference to charities. The idea of ICAP Charity Day was born; a day on which all revenues and commissions are given away to just a few charities, meaning each would receive a large amount of money which would really make a difference to their operations. This gave the firm and its customers a unique way of contributing to society, especially in view of its position in the financial world.
Looks like photobombing was the sport of the day!
Rachel Weisz, Michael Phelps, Michelle Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Bridget Moynahan and Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski were also among the participants.
The deals have been counted and the results are in, can't believe it but we raised £11 million for charity yesterday! More than £100 million now raised since 1993. WOW!
Kudos to all involved!