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BMO Nesbitt Burns Employees Raise $2.2 million for United Way  

BMO Nesbitt Burns employees have announced a record $2.2 million donation to United Way of Greater Toronto.

The gift represents a significant contribution to the total that BMO Financial Group and the many employees who support the United Way of Greater Toronto will raise through BMO Fountain of Hope, the bank’s employee foundation.

In addition to charitable giving, BMO Nesbitt Burns’ 2,100 Toronto-area employees held bake sales, breakfasts and volunteered their time at United Way shelters.

“I want to extend my gratitude to all of the employees who, year after year, demonstrate their strong sense of community,” said Colleen Campbell, Executive Managing Director and Head Debt Products Group, BMO Nesbitt Burns and co-chair of this year’s employee campaign. 

“Once again, our employees have helped ensure that important agencies supported by United Way can continue to do their good work.  The $2.2 million raised this year is a record achievement, and we are grateful for our employees’ generous contributions and their continued support,” said Richard Mills, Executive Vice-President & Managing Director, National Sales Manager, BMO Nesbitt Burns and co-chair of the campaign. 

Ms. Campbell and Mr. Mills also announced a $255,000 corporate donation, bringing the firm’s total campaign donation to $2.5 million.

"BMO Financial Group and its employees are long-time United Way supporters," said Frances Lankin, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Toronto.  "Their generous donation will help United Way strengthen neighbourhoods and improve lives.  Without you, there would be no way.”

BMO Financial Group – founded in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, Canada’s first bank – is one of the largest financial services providers in North America, offering a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.  BMO serves clients across Canada and in the United States through its Canadian retail arm, BMO Bank of Montreal; BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of Canada's largest full-service investment firms; Chicago-based Harris Bank, a major U.S. mid-west financial services organization; The Harris wealth management group, and Harris Nesbitt, which provides investment and corporate banking services across the U.S.