Jackie Robinson Foundation Beneficiary for 9th Consecutive Year
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK-September 25- For the ninth consecutive year, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), the premier scholarship, mentoring and leadership development organization, will be among the beneficiaries when BMO Capital Markets holds its annual Equity Through Education Trading Day in New York and Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
Since 2005, BMO Capital Markets has contributed the proceeds from one day’s worth of institutional equity trading commissions to JRF and seven other North American charitable organizations. In the past eight years, the Foundation has received $1.7 million toward providing undergraduate scholarships and program support.
“With nearly a decade of generous support from BMO Capital Markets, we have been able to help more than 200 students annually, including 13 JRF/BMO Capital Markets Scholars,” said JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza. “We are once again delighted to be the recipients of BMO’s unwavering commitment to our mission of aiding capable young men and women in achieving their dream of a college education.”
“BMO’s Equity Through Education program ensures that scholarships and bursaries go to young, promising individuals,” said Eric Tripp, President, BMO Capital Markets. “The program’s focus on diversity is important to us as we strive to ensure that BMO’s workforce is representative of the society in which we work and live.”
About the Jackie Robinson Foundation:
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, not-for-public, national organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his heroic achievements. The Foundation provides college and graduate school scholarships in conjunction with comprehensive programmatic support and leadership development opportunities for students of color with strong capabilities but limited financial resources. Over its 40-year history the Foundation has provided $60 million in grants and direct program support. JRF “Scholars” maintain a consistent nearly 100% graduation rate.
About BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Program
Equity Through Education is a charitable initiative aimed at creating a more diverse workplace by helping people realize their educational ambitions. On one day each year all North American institutional equity trading commissions are donated to organizations dedicated to the education of bright and deserving individuals. To date, Equity Through Education has raised C$12.3 million (US$11.7 million). This translates into assistance to over 2,500 students through scholarships, bursaries and job search strategy forums. This year’s Equity Through Education trading day will be September 25, 2013. Please consider placing your trades with us. It’s one day of trading for a lifetime of opportunity.