More than $4.5 million raised for kids-in-need on CIBC Miracle Day
Funds will benefit hundreds of children's charities
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX:CM) (NYSE:CM) announced today that
$4.5 million was raised for children's charities on CIBC Miracle Day.
"CIBC Miracle Day is all about investing in Canadian children. We're very
proud to dedicate our time and energy each year to support kids across the
country," said Richard Nesbitt, Senior Executive Vice-President, CIBC. "Thanks
to the generosity of hundreds of CIBC employees, our clients and many
celebrities, thousands of children will have a brighter 2013."
CIBC Miracle was held on December 5, 2012 and a number of celebrities
volunteered their time to raise awareness and support forkids-in-need. "For
me to be a part of CIBC Miracle Day is a blessing," said Hollywood superstar
Mark Wahlberg, who joined CIBC employees on the bank's Toronto trading floor.
"It's all about the kids. I certainly can't forget about where I came from or
the kids who are facing the obstacles that I had to face and overcome."
In addition to Mark Wahlberg, other celebrity volunteers included Kevin
O'Leary, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Tie Domi, Rosie MacLennan, Simon Whitfield
and Trevor Linden.
"A heartfelt thanks to our brokers, traders, clients and special supporters,"
said Monique Gravel, Head of CIBC Wood Gundy. "The results of the 2012 CIBC
Miracle Day are truly outstanding and are a testament to the passion and
dedication of our employees who are making a meaningful difference for kids in
Every year since 1984, on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC's wholesale
banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy investment advisors have
donated their fees and commissions to support children in need across the
country. In the past 28 years, CIBC Miracle Day has raised nearly $69 million
CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, employees
and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through
corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With
a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to
causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure,
the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social
and economic development of communities across the country. In 2011, CIBC
group of companies contributed over $35 million to charitable and non-profit
initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations.
To learn more, visit www.cibc.com.
About Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar nominated actor, film and television producer, and
philanthropist. His next film, Broken City, co-starring Russell Crowe and
Catherine Zeta-Jones is due out in January 2013. Mark also runs the Mark
Wahlberg Youth Foundation. CIBC thanks Rasta Phil Entertainment for making
Mark's appearance at CIBC Miracle Day possible.
Sean Hamilton, Director, External Communications, CIBC,
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