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Standard Bank supports MDA

Donates $28,000 to send 35 children to summer camp

Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:45 a.m. CDT
Posing for a photo to commemorate Standard Bank’s $28,000 donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association are, from left, Larry Kelley, CEO of Standard Bank and Trust Co.; April Elashik, Muscular Dystrophy Association executive director; Ann Robinson, Kevin Hodos, Frank Becerra, Cindy Rauguth, and Carrie Upchurch, branch managers for Standard Bank and Trust Co.; and Michele Madia-Bradley, senior vice president of Standard Bank and Trust Co.

HICKORY HILLS, Ill. — Standard Bank and Trust Co. and its customers have raised $28,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Standard Bank worked with the MDA to ensure the fundraising efforts would have a local impact. With this donation, MDA and Standard Bank sent 35 children from Illinois and Indiana neighborhoods to MDA Summer Camp.

MDA Summer Camp is the one week out of the year when the kids are truly surrounded by their peers. The camp organizers make the week as memorable as possible and the children and their families look forward to it all year.

Employees and bank customers donated a total of $21,735.10, coming close to the  goal of $28,000. Standard Bank CEO, Larry Kelley, announced the bank would make up the difference, raising the donation to the intended amount.

MDA Executive Director, April Elashik, was elated and stated “You have no idea how much this means to us and to the children. We truly appreciate your support.”

“We are thrilled to donate to MDA and to enable children from our neighborhoods to attend summer camp,” said Michele Madia-Bradley, senior vice president at Standard Bank. “We are grateful for the hard work and generosity of our employees and our customers – we couldn’t do it without them!”

Standard Bank and Trust Co., a subsidiary of Standard Bancshares, Inc., delivers a wide range of retail, commercial and wealth management services to a diverse and growing client base.

With more than $2.2 billion in assets, it is a locally managed neighborhood bank operating over 40 banking locations throughout the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana.

Founded in 1947, Standard Bank has been supporting local organizations and remains committed to investing in the communities they serve for more than 60 years. Standard Bank and Trust Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

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