BMO Employees Take Dating to a Whole New Level

BMO Employees Take Dating to a Whole New Level 
LEAWOOD, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --  BMO Financial Group
employees Kim Bridges and Braxton Bowman are putting themselves on
the auction block just to get a date. Don't worry -- it's all in the
name of fun and for a good cause. They are just two of 24 local
singles who have put together date night packages that will go to the
highest bidders as part of the February 22nd Date Night Auction,
sponsored by SocialHeart. All the proceeds from the event will be
given to The Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City to help fund
their programs, projects and activities that focus on financial
self-sufficiency for women and girls. 
"We're always looking for creative ways to support our customers and
communities, so when the Women's Foundation approached us for help,
we immediately said yes," commented Bridges, a K-State graduate, who
also holds a Doctorate in Personal Financial Planning. "While I've
never done anything like this before, I am passionate about causes
that support women, so I hope the event is a tremendous success and
more needed programs can be funded."  
She describes her date package as "refined." While she wouldn't give
away all the details, it is best suited for someone who enjoys fine
food and the arts.  
Bowman, who is a vice president in BMO's Global Asset Management
division and self-described athletically inclined bachelor, has put
together a package designed to appeal to someone who enjoys sports.
It includes tickets to Sporting KC, rounds of golf and various
restaurant gift certificates. 
"I was flattered to be asked to participate. It's a great cause and
I'm happy to support it. My enthusiasm for sports made putting
together my date night package a slam dunk," said Bowman. 
The fun begins Friday night at 6 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse in
downtown Kansas City. A $15 donation gets you in the door, and the
bidding begins at 9 PM. 
"I've gotten great support from my co-workers," added Bridges. "I
just want the winning bid on my package to be higher than my
colleague's -- in the spirit of healthy competition, of course." 
For more information about the event, visit 
For additional information about The Women's Foundation of Greater
Kansas City, visit 
About BMO Private Bank 
 BMO Private Bank offers a comprehensive
range of wealth management services that include investment advisory,
trust, banking and financial planning to meet the financial needs of
high net worth clients. Through integrated teams of experienced
financial professionals, BMO Private Bank helps its clients realize
their financial and lifestyle goals with solutions that are custom
tailored and delivered with the highest level of personalized
BMO Private Bank is a brand name used in the United States by BMO
Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. Not all products and services are
available in every state and/or location. 
BMO and BMO Financial Group are trade names used by Bank of Montreal. 
About BMO Global Asset Management
 BMO Global Asset Management is a
global investment manager with more than $110 billion in assets under
management as of October 31, 2012, including discretionary and
non-discretionary assets under management. 
Our two multi-disciplined teams are based in Toronto and Chicago, and
our network of world-class boutique managers is strategically located
across the globe. They include Monegy, Inc., Pyrford International
Ltd., Lloyd George Management and Taplin, Canida & Habacht, LLC. BMO
Global Asset Management delivers service excellence from offices
throughout North America, and in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, London and
Mumbai. Our approach has led us to be recognized by Pension &
Investments as one of the world's largest 100 asset managers based on
combined assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2011.  
We are a part of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO), a fully diversified
financial services organization with $525 billion total assets and
more than 47,000 employees as of October 31, 2012. 
Media Contact:
Carey Allen
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