Lakeside Bank

Make a Difference Day (2018)

On Saturday, October 27. More than 30 Lakeside Bank staffers, family & friends volunteered at Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math & Science, 820 S. Carpenter Street, Chicago. Lakesiders helped clean the neighborhood, the garden in front of the school, washed windows, dusted the entire building, cleaned the art room, emptied out a basement storage room, helped book sort and even did some much needed electronic filing! To help with Galileo’s annual 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., Lakeside also donated $1,300 … the cost for a student to make that important trip.

“We had a fun day, Saturday!”, said David Pinkerton President & Vice Chairman of Lakeside Bank.“We worked hard and got Galileo’s entire ‘wish list’ of cleaning projects done. Supporting Education is a priority for Lakeside and to help Galileo clean their school, well, it really feels good. Lakeside is also pleased to sponsor an eighth grader for that important trip to DC. A young person should not be denied that formative experience because they can’t afford it.”

Galileo is also part of Lakeside’s “Kids Count!” Financial Literacy Program. Once a month, Lakeside bankers teach a different subject on how money works to third and fourth grade classes, staying with them for the entire school year. Lakeside is now in in it’s second year with this program, which is in five elementary schools. More schools are signing up. The monthly lessons are fun, interactive and designed for this age group. Lakeside’s objective: To educate children on financial basics and prepare them for the ‘real world’.