Make A Wish In The BMO200 Fountain

I am proud to be partnering with BMO Harris Bank again and happy to share about their new #BMO200 fountain in this sponsored post.

BMO Harris Bank is celebrating their 200th year by granting some wishes made in their interactive wishing fountain, continuing the bank’s legacy of giving back to the communities in which it does business. People across North America are invited to join BMO in marking its bicentennial by making a wish at the BMO200 fountain, located in Chicago. Those who are unable to visit in person can still make a wish by visiting

The BMO200 fountain is a modern twist on a wishing fountain, but instead of making a wish by tossing a coin into a fountain, the wishes are virtual. The fountain stands 17 feet high and has no water, but instead uses thousands of flip dots – the traditional technology used in destination boards at train stations – to create a unique ripple effect every time a wish is made. BMO will be fulfilling a number of the wishes, both big and small, across a number of categories, including Green, Togetherness, Legacy and Community.

My BMO200 fountain wish is for community and togetherness for our Autism community and a place in the Chicago suburbs where families who have children with special needs can go to relax. I imagine a place where the parents can drink coffee and let their children be themselves and play without having to worry about anything.

The sweet video above shares someone else’s wish. What would you wish for? Make a wish for a better tomorrow, today in the BMO200 fountain, and it just might come true!

If you are in Chicago make sure to visit the BMO200 fountain that’s being unveiled tomorrow, April 12th, outside The Shops at North Bridge (520 N. Michigan Avenue, on level 1 nearest the Nordstrom mall entrance). If you aren’t in the Chicago area, make your wish online at!


  1. That is so cool! I wish I was in the area for the opening of this! I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m in Chicago.

  2. My brother is in Chicago so I will tell I’m to check out the BMO200 fountain. I am impressed because they seem like a socially responsible company.

  3. And now we have another off the beaten path place to visit the next time we’re strolling up Michigan Avenue! What a neat concept!

  4. That would be so cool! The things they can do with technology today is so astounding. I would love to see this in person.

  5. Reesa Lewandowski says

    What an awesome “fountain”. I might be going to Chicago next month, so if I do I need to look for this!

  6. This looks like it would be so neat. I will have to be on the lookout when we travel through.

  7. Jeni Hawkins says

    This is so awesome! I have never seen anything like it.

  8. What a wonderful idea! I would wish for world peace. I know it sounds trite and like something a pageant contestant would say but it’s so needed right now.

  9. This is such a cool idea. I would love to see the BMO200 fountain in person.

  10. Claudia Krusch says

    This would be so fun to see. I am hoping to be in the area this summer. I will have to check out the BMO200 fountain.

  11. This is so neat! Thanks for sharing as this is something I would love to see.

  12. What a cool way to use technology to give back to families with special needs. I love the concept of the virtual wishing fountain. :)

  13. This is seriously something that would be awesome to see in person. What a great idea.

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