BMO Harris Bank Announces Grant To Advance The Mission Of The Zoological Society Of Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Harris Bank today announced a grant in the amount of $35,000 to support the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's ongoing programs to conserve wildlife and endangered species, and educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment.

"The Zoological Society has been bringing animals and people together for more than 100 years by providing conservation and education programs and in its support for the Milwaukee County Zoo," said Nate Cunniff, Senior Vice President of Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank.

BMO Harris' donation will support ZSM's ongoing conservation and education progams as well as the annual Zoo Ball and Golf events and the Zoo gate brochure.

"We're thrilled with BMO Harris Bank's continued partnership," said Robert Davis, Zoological Society President and CEO. "The bank's gate brochure sponsorship and involvement in our fund-raising events will go a long way toward prominently showcasing the new BMO Harris Bank brand and emphasizing the bank's leadership in giving back to the community where the banks do business."

About BMO Harris Bank in the Community

BMO Harris Bank is committed to enhancing and strengthening the quality of life of those who live and work in the communities we serve. While the bank's involvement takes many forms, we strive to support our communities and demonstrate our commitment as a trusted corporate partner in our markets. Through corporate giving, local sponsorships, volunteer efforts, board memberships, community development investments and lending, community outreach and our active participation in the United Way, BMO Harris executes its commitment to our communities each and every day.

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Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris BankSM is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.

About Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Established in 1910, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (ZSM) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo. The ZSM has 54,400 members and gave more than $5.79 million in support to the Zoo in 2010-11. For information, visit

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