BMO Financial Group’s Annual Volunteer Day

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BMO Financial Group’s Annual Volunteer Day

Launched in the United States in 2001, BMO Financial Group’s annual Volunteer Day has grown to include nearly 6,000 BMO volunteers spread out across the U.S. and Canada. This year’s activities took place in early June and encompassed approximately 400 service projects that included children and youth organizations, elder care, food banks, community housing and health care facilities, family resource centers, parks and recreational facilities, relief organizations and homeless shelters.

BMO employees work with City Year Chicago corps members during BMO Volunteer Day building painting inspirational quotes in the hallways of Harlan Community Academy High School.

BMO employees work with City Year Chicago corps members during BMO Volunteer Day building painting inspirational quotes in the hallways of Harlan Community Academy High School.

“Our employees are big believers in giving back.  It’s a real source of pride across our company,” said Mark Furlong, CEO of BMO Harris Bank N.A. “Every year, we give them the opportunity to skip work and do good.”

Milwaukee Bucks Player Khris Middleton, along with BMO employees, participates in BMO Volunteer Day at a Habitat for Humanity Project in Milwaukee. Every year, thousands of BMO employees leave their desks for a day and donate their time to help organizations in their community.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Khris Middleton, along with BMO employees, participates in BMO Volunteer Day at a Habitat for Humanity Project in Milwaukee. Every year, thousands of BMO employees leave their desks for a day and donate their time to help organizations in their community.

BMO’s culture is one of giving back. Employees are encouraged to be involved on a regular basis in those organizations and causes in which they are passionate. What makes BMO Volunteer Day special is the enormous impact the employees make by coming together on one day each year. It is estimated that the thousands of BMO employees who participated in this year’s BMO Volunteer Day will have volunteered nearly 19,000 hours — the equivalent of 475 workweeks, or nearly nine years of full-time service donated to community service projects on one single day.

Mark Davis, Florida Regional Director of Banking, BMO Private Bank, helps label food boxes at Palm Beach County Food Bank during BMO Volunteer Day.

Mark Davis, Florida Regional Director of Banking, BMO Private Bank, helps label food boxes at Palm Beach County Food Bank during BMO Volunteer Day.

Congratulations BMO Financial Group!