BMO Capital Markets Congratulates the Jackie Robinson Foundation on Its 40th Anniversary and Applauds Scholars

BMO Capital Markets Congratulates the Jackie Robinson Foundation on Its 40th 
Anniversary and Applauds Scholars 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- BMO Capital
Markets, the investment & corporate banking arm of BMO Financial
Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), celebrated the 40th anniversary of the
Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) and its partnership with the
Foundation through BMO's Equity Through Education program since 2005. 
"When we started Equity Through Education, our focus was on providing
scholarships and educational opportunities for students who needed
and deserved the support. I'm proud to say that the program has been
a tremendous success," said Tom Milroy, CEO of BMO Capital Markets.
"The bright, motivated individuals joining us today are outstanding
examples of what can be accomplished," said Mr. Milroy, who was in
New York to host the JRF / BMO scholars before the Foundation's
annual gala dinner. 
"BMO Capital Markets has been a stalwart supporter of the Foundation
for the past seven years," said Della Britton Baeza, President and
CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. "We are delighted that through
BMO's highly successful Equity Through Education program, they share
in our mission of developing the leadership potential of the many
young people we serve."  
To date, BMO Capital Markets has provided scholarships to the
following JRF/BMO recipients through the Equity Through Education
program:  


 
--  Samuel Arijeloye, Buffalo College, Class of 2015 
--  Laura Molina, Boston College, Class of 2015 
--  Brandon Gunter, Dartmouth College, Class of 2014 
--  Thomas Stovall, University of Missouri, Class of 2014 
--  Elan Jones, Trinity College, Class of 2012 
--  Laura Riley, Emory University, Class of 2012 
--  Shayla Thomas, Spelman College, Class of 2012 
--  William "Chris" Alston, Rutgers University, Class of 2011 
--  KeLea Randall, Spelman College, Class of 2011 
--  Karmyn Wedlow, University of Michigan, Class of 2010

 
Over the past 13 years, BMO Capital Markets has provided JRF with
more than $1 million in funding which enables the Foundation to
provide four-year college scholarships to students who demonstrate
academic distinction, leadership capacity and financial need. In
addition, JRF provides a comprehensive set of support services
including extensive mentoring, career guidance and practical life
skills. 
About The Jackie Robinson Foundation 
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, not-for-profit,
national organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the
memory of Jackie Robinson and his heroic achievements. It provides
college and graduate school scholarships as well as leadership
development opportunities for students of color with strong
capabilities but limited financial resources. The Foundation is
distinctive for the depth of its mentoring program, which results in
a nearly 100% graduation rate among its student constituents. The
Foundation also strives to ensure that Jackie Robinson's commitment
to social justice will be carried forth in the lives of these young
people as they assume leadership roles throughout society. 
About BMO Capital Markets Equity Through Education Program 
Equity Through Education is a charitable initiative aimed at creating
a more diverse workplace by offering support to help people realize
their educational ambitions by giving them opportunities they might
not otherwise have. 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.
Contacts:
Media Contacts:
BMO Capital Markets, New York
Martha McInnis
(212) 702-1992
Martha.mcinnis@bmo.com 
Jackie Robinson Foundation, New York
Allison J. Davis
(212) 290-8600 ext. 329
adavis@jackierobinson.org