Sponsor Spotlight: BMO Capital Markets
September 13, 2017 - Sponsors
BMO Capital Markets is a North American-based financial services provider with approximately 2,400 professionals in 30 locations around the world. We work with mid-sized to large institutions to provide innovative and integrated financial solutions, helping clients with everything from project financing to mergers and acquisitions.
BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group, one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with US$527 billion total assets and over 45,000 employees as at April 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.bmocm.com.
1. What causes do you care about?
At BMO Capital Markets we recognize the importance of building strong communities in which to live in and work. We support many charitable organizations that work to that end, including hospitals, health care organizations, mentorship programs and scholarship funds.
2. What motivated you to support the Jackie Robinson Foundation and our Scholars?
Access to education is a key focus of our corporate philanthropy at BMO Capital Markets. In 2005, we developed the Equity Through Education program, which provides scholarships for bright and deserving students who may not otherwise have been able to afford college. The Jackie Robinson Foundation was an excellent fit for that program, and has been a partner since inception. During that time, BMO has provided $2.5 million dollars and sponsored 20 JRF/BMO Capital Markets Scholars.
3. Who has benefited as a result of your charitable donations and support?
To date, the Equity Through Education program has donated $15.7 million to charitable organizations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe that provide scholarships to exceptional students. These funds have assisted more than 3,000 students.
In addition, BMO Capital Markets donates $3.5 million a year to other charitable organizations that share our goals of building stronger communities and reducing poverty.
4. How can Scholars learn more about and how to get involved with BMO Capital Markets?
The Careers section of our website outlines our different employment opportunities and deadlines for application. You can also learn more about what we are doing charitably by visiting the In The Community page.
JRF Scholar Malik Day (University of Minnesota ’17) attends a networking session with Jaryd Banach, Vice President, Equity Capital Markets at BMO Capital Markets during the 2017 JRF Mentoring and Leadership Conference.