Casa Central Announces BMO Harris Bank as the February Sponsor of the Month

Purva Sule, Steven Zandpour, and Joseph Teller receive the 2018 Corporate Partner Award on behalf of BMO Harris Bank by Marty Castro, Casa Central’s Interim President & CEO.

Casa Central is excited to announce BMO Harris Bank as our Sponsor of the Month for February! For over 25 years, BMO Harris Bank has collaborated with Casa Central to promote social change, financial resilience, and community building in underserved communities. With their sustained and generous support, BMO Harris Bank has helped impact the lives of thousands of families served by Casa Central.

Guided by a mission to promote collaboration and sustainability, BMO Harris Bank has generously supported thousands of charitable causes. In 2018, BMO Harris Bank contributed $17 million through grants to over 1,000 non-profits. Reflecting this culture of giving back, the BMO Harris Bank Employee Giving program had 92% donor participation and raised over $22 million in pledges of financial support to charitable causes. At Casa Central, we are proud and grateful to have the dedicated support of BMO Harris Bank and its employees.

Beyond our shared vision for community building and social change, Casa Central and BMO Harris Bank have collaborated around a mutual commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity and a catalyst for social change, BMO Harris Bank is committed to the inclusion of diverse stakeholders—employees, communities, and partners included.

For Purva Sule, Director and Chief of Staff to the US COO at BMO Harris and a Board Member at Casa Central, this partnership carries personal significance: “As a leader of the customer growth strategy for BMO, being on the Casa Central Board of Directors gave me the opportunity to better understand the needs of the Latino  community and how the bank can help. Moreover, as a first generation immigrant to the United States myself, helping others through similar situations allows me to give back in a very personal way.”

As a longstanding partner, BMO Harris Bank has supported the work of Casa Central in many ways. For instance, they are one of few corporate sponsors that have sponsored each of our events—including our Annual Awards Dinner, the Week of Hope, and the past telemarathon. Furthermore, BMO Harris Bank provides in-kind support—including computers, clothing, and holiday presents to the individuals and families that we serve.

Additionally, BMO Harris Bank has provided board support and leadership to Casa Central, including our current Board Vice President Joe Teller and Board Member Purva Sule. With their dedicated leadership, Casa Central has seen tremendous accomplishments and addressed emerging challenges.

As Casa Central celebrates our 65th year of serving the community, we are grateful for the longstanding support of BMO Harris Bank. In continued partnership, we look forward to strengthening underserved families and communities for many years to come.

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