SARASOTA, Fla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 7, a North American contingent of thousands of BMO employees took time away from their desks to benefit the communities in which they work. In Florida, M&I and Harris Private Bank, both a part of BMO Financial Group, rolled up their sleeves to help several local community organizations as part of their annual Volunteer Day.
Approximately 80 Florida employees from BMO Financial Group affiliates throughout the state will spend time working for Community Haven for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Ronald McDonald House, and Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.
Anny Barker Schefler, Development Assistant for Community Haven, commented, "We appreciate the support of our friends at M&I. We would not be able to continue the work we do without companies like them. On behalf of the over 700 persons with disabilities in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, THANK YOU!"
These activities are part of BMO Volunteer Day in which over 6,500 BMO Financial Group employees across North America will be participating in more than 400 projects to improve their communities. BMO Volunteer Day is an initiative that encourages employees to recognize the needs of their local community, establish a volunteer project and mobilize teams to fill that need. This is the first North American-wide BMO Volunteer Day that initially started with efforts at both M&I in 2001 and Harris and BMO Capital Markets in 2007.
"In addition to providing corporate financial resources, we are committed to supporting our community through the giving of our employees' time and talents year-round," said Dave Maraman, M&I Florida President. "BMO Volunteer Day is just another demonstration of that commitment."
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 650 branches and approximately 1,350 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.
About Harris Private Bank:
Harris Private Bank is a trade name used by various subsidiary financial service providers of BMO Financial Corp. Banking products and services offered through Harris Private Bank are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. and their bank affiliates. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are available in every state and/or location.
BMO and BMO Financial Group are trade names used by Bank of Montreal.
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