Financial Women’s Association Celebrates 60th Anniversary by Honoring Colleen Campbell of BMO Capital Markets and FWA Past Presidents

April 18, 2016 – View the article

Dear FWA Members and Supporters,

Baruch mentees Geraldine Sciolto and Salma Mohamed collect pledge cards

FWA’s 60th Anniversary Gala last night was an incredible event! We will not soon forget the compelling acceptance speech of Colleen Campbell, Vice Chair of BMO Capital Markets, or the gathering of 31 of our Past Presidents on the stage. It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the FWA. We again congratulate all those incredible women who traveled from near and far to be with us last night — they showed us our history, and also the challenge of the future, and reminded us of the purpose and mission of the FWA.

I want to thank all the individuals and corporate sponsors who attended the Gala and who so generously supported FWA. We are happy to announce that our fund-raising tally for the evening is $52,833. These funds will support the myriad of programs covered through our Educational Fund.

And: it’s not too late to join in — if you went home with your pledge card, or if you couldn’t come to the Gala and wish to add to that total, please go online to make your donation.


The students and adults in our mentoring, scholarship and financial literacy programs will thank you, and will give special thanks to BMO Capital Markets for its matching challenge.

Finally, I again thank Lily Klebanoff Blake, Joan Shapiro Green and Lisa Mezzetti, our Gala Co-Chairs; Kelly Evans of CNBC, our Master of Ceremonies; and Darryl White, CEO of BMO Capital Markets, our Honorary Chair, for their work and help on the Gala. I also thank the many individuals who put in so much of their time and financial resources to make the evening so incredibly special. THANK YOU!!!

Now, FWA moves on to trailblazing the next 60 years…


Katrin Dambrot
FWA President, 2015-2017

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