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BMO Financial Group Donates $125,000 to Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon

Apr 8 2013 12:00AM



SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House today announced a donation of $125,000 from BMO Financial Group in support of The Ronald McDonald capital campaign.

Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan has launched a capital campaign goal of $10 million. Funds raised will expand the current facility by 30,000 square feet, will also increase the number of bedrooms to 31 and will include 12 more bathrooms, an additional kitchen/work station and laundry room, another play area and a maternal baby care room.

"BMO's generosity is overwhelming," said Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Tammy Forrester. "This gift demonstrates an unwavering belief in what we do and a deepened commitment to fostering healthy communities. Thank you, BMO!"

John MacAulay, Senior Vice President, Prairies Central Canada Division, BMO Financial Group, announced the gift at a reception in Saskatoon prior to the company's annual meeting in the city.

"BMO has had a long relationship with Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon," said Mr. MacAulay. "This donation will mean many more families in Saskatchewan can have a home away from home as they lend critical emotional support when their children need medical treatment. We believe that by investing in the neighbourhoods, towns, cities and regions where we operate, we will provide tangible benefits."

About Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan

Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan opened in 1985 with 13 bedrooms. The expansion will take it to over 30 bedrooms. Located in a friendly and warm neighborhood, it is three blocks from Royal University Hospital, so parents know they're no further than five minutes from their child's hospital bedside, or their infants in NICU. The House has been a temporary home away from home for nearly 39,000 families and guests since it opened.

About BMO Financial Group

For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2012, BMO contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy communities.

Ronald McDonald House
Tammy Forrester
Executive Director
(306) 244-5802

BMO Financial Group
Beja Rodeck
(416) 867-3996

Source: Marketwire

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