Hospice patients to benefit from a virtual volunteer partnership
“When BMO Capital Markets reached out to me, I realized what a fantastic virtual volunteer opportunity this partnership could bring to families and patients,” says Paradigm Health Volunteer Coordinator Rockea Bell. “BMO Capital Markets share Paradigm Health’s mission and passion for hospice patients. Soon after the partnership began, they began recruiting various BMO team members from different regions to create encouraging cards and posters for our hospice patients. I was honored to be introduced to their team members in Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco via Zoom and excited to find they shared the same excitement and commitment to helping hospice patients as Paradigm Health. I’m so grateful that BMO Capital Markets encourages their employees to give back to community.”
BMO Capital Markets shares their partnership story below …
Q1: How did the partnership between Paradigm Health and BMO Capital Markets begin or what catalyst brought the two companies together?
Our Capital Markets Administration team had been looking for virtual volunteer opportunities and saw Paradigm Health’s listing on VolunteerMatch. We immediately reached out to Rockea Bell, their program coordinator and she patiently explained how our efforts would benefit her residents. We were so moved by what she is trying to achieve that we had to sign on.
Q2: What about Paradigm Health’s culture and business model made it a good fit to partner with for BMO Capital Markets Administration team?
We know that Paradigm Health has a very personal relationship with their patients and families and likewise at BMO Capital Markets, we are a people–first bank. We are always looking for opportunities to grow the good in life and at work.
Q3: What will the partnership entail for participating BMO Capital Markets Administration team and what are desired and hopeful partnerships for employees from the experience?
BMO highly encourages their employees to give back to the communities that we live in and work in. BMO provides employees with volunteer opportunities throughout the year, however with the pandemic, we have had to get a bit creative to find volunteer opportunities. Through this experience with Paradigm Health, we want our employees and clients to know that we are still committed to having an impact on our communities while sheltering at home. It has also given us the chance to bond over a good cause.
Q4: Is the “contributing to the community and others” a part of BMO Capital Markets’ company culture similar to Paradigm Health’s mission?
Yes, definitely. BMO’s Purpose is to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It guides every decision we make and inspires and empowers us to do more for the clients and communities we serve. We were so thrilled to see that Paradigm Health shares the same values and that we could have this opportunity to support their patients.
Q5: What opportunities will be available for BMO employees and is this partnership specific to Paradigm Heath’s Central Indiana service area?
Employees who joined this activity on September 10 have expressed interest in doing it again and we hope to inspire more team members to participate. We enjoyed working with Rockea and look forward to future opportunities to help, especially with Paradigm Health.