Funds will benefit hundreds of children's charities
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX:CM) (NYSE: CM) announced today
that $4.5 million was raised for children's charities on CIBC Miracle
"CIBC Miracle Day is all about investing in Canadian children. We're
very proud to dedicate our time and energy each year to support kids
across the country," said Richard Nesbitt, Senior Executive
Vice-President, CIBC. "Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of CIBC
employees, our clients and many celebrities, thousands of children will
have a brighter 2013."
CIBC Miracle was held on December 5, 2012 and a number of celebrities
volunteered their time to raise awareness and support for kids-in-need.
"For me to be a part of CIBC Miracle Day is a blessing," said Hollywood
superstar Mark Wahlberg, who joined CIBC employees on the bank's
Toronto trading floor. "It's all about the kids. I certainly can't
forget about where I came from or the kids who are facing the obstacles
that I had to face and overcome."
In addition to Mark Wahlberg, other celebrity volunteers included Kevin
O'Leary, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Tie Domi, Rosie MacLennan, Simon
Whitfield and Trevor Linden.
"A heartfelt thanks to our brokers, traders, clients and special
supporters," said Monique Gravel, Head of CIBC Wood Gundy. "The results
of the 2012 CIBC Miracle Day are truly outstanding and are a testament
to the passion and dedication of our employees who are making a
meaningful difference for kids in their communities."
Every year since 1984, on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC's
wholesale banking employees and participating CIBC Wood Gundy
investment advisors have donated their fees and commissions to support
children in need across the country. In the past 28 years, CIBC Miracle
Day has raised nearly $69 million in Canada.
CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients,
employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in
communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer
spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and
Community, and employee commitment to causes including the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's
Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic
development of communities across the country. In 2011, CIBC group of
companies contributed over $35 million to charitable and non-profit
initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local
organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com.
About Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar nominated actor, film and television producer,
and philanthropist. His next film, Broken City, co-starring Russell
Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones is due out in January 2013. Mark also
runs the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. CIBC thanks Rasta Phil
Entertainment for making Mark's appearance at CIBC Miracle Day
For further information:
Sean Hamilton, Director, External Communications, CIBC, 416-304-8456, firstname.lastname@example.org.