Support That Makes A Difference: BMO Capital Markets
June 10, 2015 - Sponsors
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is honored be a beneficiary of BMO Capital Markets’ philanthropic Equity Through Education Trading Day in New York and Toronto on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. For the tenth consecutive year, a percentage of each trade made through BMO Capital Markets on that day will be directed towards supporting Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars’ college education. In addition to general support, BMO currently sponsors eight undergraduates who are attending some of the nation’s premier colleges and universities. View all JRF freshman here.
Equity Through Education is BMO Capital Markets’ charitable initiative aimed at creating a more diverse workplace by offering support to help bright, deserving people realize their educational ambitions by giving them opportunities they might not otherwise have.
“We support the efforts of the Jackie Robinson Foundation because in Equity Through Education we are striving to make a difference in a manner that can be measured,” saidEric Tripp, President, BMO Capital Markets. “The Jackie Robinson Foundation makes a difference, helping diverse minority students to enroll in colleges across the United States every year.”
Since 2005, BMO Capital Markets has contributed the proceeds of its Equity Through Education Trading Day to JRF as well as several other charitable organizations. In the past nine years, BMO Capital Markets has donated $1.9 million to JRF toward providing undergraduate scholarships and program support. BMO Capital Markets’ Equity Through Education program has raised $12.8 million, each year donating one day’s institutional trading commissions earned across North America directly to organizations that provide access to education. This translates into assistance to more than 2,500 students through scholarships, bursaries, mentoring programs and job search strategy forums.
“For a decade, BMO Capital Markets’ generosity has helped support JRF’s students each year, including eight current JRF/BMO Capital Markets Scholars,” said Foundation President and CEO Della Britton Baeza. “We are grateful for BMO’s ongoing commitment to our mission of assisting motivated young men and women to achieve their dream of a college education, and we hope everyone will consider placing trades with BMO Capital Markets on September 24 to support JRF, our Scholars, and the other impactful beneficiaries.“