Funds to help more than 450 children's charities across Canada
Dec. 19, 2013
(CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) On
, CIBC traders and advisors once again gave up their commissions for a day to raise
for children's charities and kids in-need.
"CIBC Miracle Day is all about helping kids build a better future," said
, Chief Operating Officer, CIBC. "The efforts and generosity of our clients, employees and special guests will help thousands of kids have a warmer holiday season and a brighter year ahead."
CIBC traders in
were joined by a host of music and sports legends including
, and Michael "Pinball" Clemons, who walked the trading floor, spoke to CIBC clients, and volunteered their time to raise money for children's charities all across
"Since 1984, CIBC Miracle Day has raised nearly
to help transform the lives of kids who need it most in communities across the country," said
, Head of CIBC Wood Gundy. "A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of the clients, employees and special supporters who truly make this all possible by believing that every kid deserves a miracle."
On trading floors in
, as well as Wood
, CIBC employees and clients helped to make this a great year for children's charities. Next year marks the 30
Anniversary of CIBC Miracle Day, which occurs each year on the first Wednesday of December.
Additional photos from this year's
can be found in the picture archive of The Canadian Press.
About CIBC Miracle Day
CIBC Miracle Day is the annual flagship fundraising event for the CIBC Children's Foundation. On CIBC Miracle Day, CIBC's wholesale banking employees and CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions to organizations that support kids in our communities. Through the efforts of employees and clients
was raised in 2012, for a total of nearly
donated to hundreds of children's charities across
since 1984. To learn more, visit
CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our 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 2013, CIBC contributed more than
to 1,870 charitable and non-profit initiatives in over 430 communities. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at