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January 25, 2013

Standard Bank offers “Holiday Hope” for Park Lawn

For Immediate Release:
10833 S. LaPorte Oak Lawn, IL 60453 • Phone: 708-425-6867 Fax: 708-229-9325

Park Lawn Media Contacts (Phone: 708-425-6867)
Nancy Schmitz, Director of Development at nschmitz@parklawn.com
Kate Vandiver, Development Assistant at kvandiver@parklawn.com

Standard Bank Media Contact
Contact: Tracy O. Mulhausen (708) 499-2062 ext. 2414

Working together, the employees and customers of 7 Standard Bank branches made the Holiday season a little brighter for Southland non-profit Park Lawn and the people it serves. Their donation of over $5300 will go to the agency’s “Angel Fund,” which provides assistance with everyday living expenses as well as specialized equipment for individuals with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Donations to the bank’s “Holiday Hope for Park Lawn” program were made by purchasing ornaments to decorate the holiday trees located in each of the seven participating branches.

Founded in 1955, Park Lawn offers a variety of programs and services such as vocational and developmental training, residential facilities and supported employment. The agency’s Angel Fund was created to meet the needs that Social Security and other programs don’t cover, and to ensure that all residents and clients feel unique, loved and valued. For more information visit www.parklawn.com.

Park Lawn is just one of many community organizations that has benefited from Standard Bank’s tradition of service. With 42 branches in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the bank’s efforts have supported schools, veterans organizations, food pantries and other organizations in every neighborhood they serve.

"Standard Bank continuously strives to demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve through various partnerships and volunteering efforts.   Partnering with Park Lawn here in Oak Lawn has been relationship we truly value and are proud to be a long time supporter, said branch manager Vicki Scanlon.  Through our seasonal Holiday Hope for Park Lawn fundraising efforts we were able to help “our neighbors” help others…and that is a really great feeling”.

More information about Standard Bank and its services can be found on their website, www.standardbanks.com.


Photo Caption:

First Row:  Park Lawn Development Director Nancy Schmitz, Senior Vice President Private Banking Division Michael J Helsdingen,  Vice President-Regional Manager Retail Division Joann Duhon, Assistant Vice President-Branch Manager Oak Forest Jeff Ficaro, Vice President Wealth Management Division Mohammed Abunada. Park Lawn Participants Paula (left) and Marty (right).

Second Row:  Assistant Vice President-Branch Manager Palos Park Randa Abdallah-131st; Vice President Branch Manager Hickory Hills Deborah Grad, Branch Manager Evergreen Park Julie Partacz, Assistant Branch Manager Oak Lawn 95th & 111th Kara McNamara, Vicki Scanlon Branch Manager Oak Lawn 95th & 111th.

Not pictured- Branch Manager Palos Park-119th  Barb Kopca Assistant Vice President Branch Manager Orland Park Cathy Majerczyk

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