Friday, November 14, 2014

A Plan to Make Chicago the STEM Capital of the World Starts with Us

Photos from right to left: Craig Donahue, Event Chair, Fred Wallace and Cub Scout (he received the Heroism Award for saving another boys life), and John Lothian, Event Committee Member. 

Over 100 guests and sponsors gathered at last night's 44th Annual LaSalle Street After Hours Event to support the local Scouting and Exploring program in Chicago. The event raised $130,000 and continues to provide life changing and safe alternatives for our youth and the communities they live in.

Chicago's financial industry has been good stewards in supporting this gala and the new "Trading Tech 300" initiative was officially announced as a call to action at the event last night. "It all starts with recruiting 300 Boy Scout volunteers a year for the next five years from Chicago’s financial and business community.  It starts this year with recruiting 10 people from 30 different firms to become registered and trained Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselors," said John Lothian, an Event Committee Member. "I have a plan to make this happen and it begins with the Boy Scouts of America, who are also dedicated to STEM education.  I am off to a good start on getting the commitments to plant the seeds which could bear the fruits of a STEM World’s Fair in Chicago."

Read more from John Lothian's enewsletter:

Thank you to our Event Committee Members and the corporate sponsors:
Merrill Lynch, Advantage Futures, OCC, CBOE, CME Group, E&Y, Sidley Austin LLP, ALPS Construction, Deloitte LLP, Goldman Sachs Execution & Clearing, McGladrey LLP, Morgan Stanley, The Northern Trust Company, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Trading Technologies International.

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