If you were born in the last 75 years, you are a March of Dimes baby. We’re proud to support March of Dimes with our 2018 Bankers for Babies campaign. This spring, we collected financial donations for March of Dimes at all of our Chicagoland bank locations and participated in multiple walks in the area, including the Chicago March for Babies in Grant Park on April 29.

As a national organization that supports research, programs, and education about premature births, birth defects, and infant mortality, March of Dimes helps more moms have full-term, healthy pregnancies. It also provides services and information to families with babies being treated in newborn intensive care units.

The nonprofit has been hosting March for Babies walks across the country since 1970 and through its efforts, has raised more than $2.3 billion to support babies, moms, and families nationwide.

At Wintrust, we’ve raised more than $450,000 for the Chicago chapter of March of Dimes over the last 10 years. And, we’re honored to announce that we’re 2018’s top fundraiser in the Non-Family Teams category! Together with our employees and customers, we’ve raised more than $64,000 this year alone, which is 1.5 times our goal of $39,000. Fundraising is still ongoing, and we’re so proud of our employees and all the participants who helped us make a difference in the lives of local families.

Thank you to everyone who donated, walked, and participated with us. We couldn’t have done it without you! It’s part of who we are to get involved in our community, and we are honored to be a part of this event in our city and to support such a meaningful cause.