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SOURCE 100 Club of Chicago
CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank (Chicago) has earmarked $30,000 of its First Look for Charity sponsorship for the 100 Club of Chicago, the nonprofit organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who fall in the line of duty while stationed in Cook County.
"On behalf of the 2200 employees of Fifth Third Bank in the Chicagoland area we salute the great work of the 100 Club of Chicago," said Robert A. Sullivan, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank (Chicago). "We are grateful for all those who answer the call of duty to help and protect the families of our employees, clients and communities."
The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity will take place at McCormick Place on Friday, February 7th. This black-tie gala brings together more than 8 thousand prominent Chicagoans on the eve of the opening of the Chicago Auto Show.
Fifth Third Bank, the first financial institution in the U.S. to establish a charitable foundation, enjoys its second year as Grand Benefactor of First Look for Charity. This is the third year that the 100 Club will participate in the event as a beneficiary. Seventeen other Chicago-area charities will also share in the estimated $2 million that this annual event raises.
"We are honored to receive such a generous allocation from Fifth Third Bank," said CEO Joe Ahern. "The collaboration will provide funding critical to our mission to respond to every family of a fallen hero fully and without delay."
The 100 Club of Chicago helps ease the financial burden of a sudden death by providing immediate financial assistance of $50,000, usually within the first twenty-four hours. The Club further assists families with the ongoing cost of higher education, access to pro bono professionals for financial and legal guidance and special opportunities such as summer camps and theater tickets.
100 Club of Chicago
Media Contact: Kylie L. Weller, KWeller@100ClubChicago.org
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