2017 Difference Maker organization: BMO proves a reliable partner in teen financial empowerment
Across 12 years, name changes and thousands of teens in our community, SecureFutures and BMO remain invested partners in bettering the lives of teens with financial education. Based on that lengthy and generous dedication, BMO has been named the SecureFutures 2017 Lloyd Levin Difference Maker Organization.
BMO has stepped up as the premier sponsor of our major fundraiser, the Investment Conference, which has resulted in tens of thousands of teens receiving financial skills and resources. Since we began in 2006, they have been a steady resource in the classroom, too, with volunteers directly leading Money Sense and Money Coach lessons for high schoolers in Milwaukee, Beloit, Waukesha, Chicago and elsewhere in the region.
“Whether it’s fundraising sponsorship at the Investment Conference or volunteering at a neighborhood high school in Milwaukee or Chicago, BMO is proud to work together with SecureFutures. We are excited to extend these relationships that empower teens with financial skills and guidance for the future,” said Robert Allbright, Jr., CFP – Senior Financial Advisor, BMO Harris Financial Advisors.
The award is chosen by the board of directors and staff to recognize one organization’s exceptional commitment to our teen financial empowerment mission and vision. (Above, founder Lloyd Levin, left, poses with Nate Stading, board director and regional director of BMO Global Asset Management, who accepted the award on behalf of BMO.)
Brenda Campbell, SecureFutures President and CEO, counted herself as “grateful” for the support since 2006 and across multiple divisions of BMO.
“BMO has been a champion for our organization and mission,” Campbell said. “Since day-one, we have known that we can rely on BMO leaders, classroom volunteers, advocacy and event sponsorship.”