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War Horse Heroes Night at the Marcus Center Raises $6,725 to Support Centor for Veterans’ Issues (CVI)

BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series announced that $6,725 was raised to support the Center for Veterans' Issues (CVI) as part of WAR HORSE Heroes Night on Wednesday, January 8.

By - Jan 9th, 2014 09:04 am

BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series announced that $6,725 was raised to support the Center for Veterans’ Issues (CVI) as part of WAR HORSE Heroes Night on Wednesday, January 8. The producers of WAR HORSE made a per ticket donation on Heroes Night and then BMO Harris Bank made an additional donation of $5,000 to support CVI. A total of $6,725 has been raised for this important organization.

“We’re continually looking for ways to further support the many veterans who have served our nation with great courage and dedication.  Our partnership with the Marcus Center is a great example of collaboration for a common cause,” said Steven Gorzek, Vice President, Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank, and Board Chairman of the Center for Veterans’ Issues in Milwaukee. “The fundraising efforts of WAR HORSE and the Marcus Center along with our donation will help the Center for Veterans’ Issues continue to provide holistic services that meets the needs of veterans and their families.”

The Center for Veterans’ Issues was founded in 1989 to provide management and technical assistance to agencies serving minority veterans as well as direct service provision for homeless veterans through housing and wraparound supportive services. Although best known for serving homeless veterans recovering from addiction, disabilities and other barriers to employment, the mission has always been to support the concerns of all Veterans and their families as well as the community as a whole. Their vision is to address human afflictions affecting veterans-men and women whose selfless service has made our freedom possible.

“We are always looking for ways to engage our veterans at the Marcus Center,” said Paul Mathews, Marcus Center President & CEO. “And by working with the show and our series sponsor, BMO Harris Bank, we were able to bring to life our mission of Honoring the Dead by Serving the Living through arts and peace, while fulfilling our role as a Milwaukee County War Memorial.”

Tickets for WAR HORSE at the Marcus Center are still available. Remaining performances are on Thursday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 10 at 8 p.m., Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available in person at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, by phone at 414-273-7206, online at or at  Discounts are available for military families by calling the Marcus Center Box Office.


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is owned and partially funded by Milwaukee County.  The Marcus Center has been the premier entertainment destination for Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1969.  It provides the setting for outstanding cultural experiences, where the arts come to life for current and future generations.  Located in the heart of the Downtown Theater District, the Marcus Center is a community facility that offers live performance of opera, ballet, children’s theater, symphony and first-class national touring productions.  For more information on Broadway shows presented as part of BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee, visit the Marcus Center website at

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through more than 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. and are subject to bank or credit approval. BMO Harris Bank® is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and CDN $537 billion in assets (as of Oct. 31, 2013).


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