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The Fearless Girl National Youth Training Fund; Turbocharging Scouting Leadership for Girls Standard

For the last several years I have had the privilege of serving as a liaison between our industry and the Boy Scouts in Chicago. As a result, I have been able to suggest leaders from our industry to serve as chairs of the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards event.   This year, I wanted two women as co-chairs because this is the year girls are coming into Cub Scouts, and next year they will be able to join Scouts BSA, the new name for Boy Scouts.   Former Cboe General Counsel Joanne Moffic-Silver and OCC’s Amy Shelly are this year’s…

Fighting for Futures; Brain Tumor Awareness Month Standard

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the futures industry is teaming up to fight for one of their own and children with brain tumors. https://team.curethekids.org/fightingforfutures2018 Meet Beckett.  Beckett is the son of Matthew and Millie Ryba.  Becket is like  most 7 year-olds except he has been battling a brain tumor since 2011.  Millie works for the CME Group and Matthew used to work in banking  until he left to stay at home full time to care for Beckett.  Beckett is one of 28,000 children in the U.S. currently fighting a brain tumor.  That’s 13…

A Grateful Scouter with a Big Silvery Beaver-Like Smile Standard

I was informed late last night that I am to be recognized for my contributions to Scouting with a Silver Beaver Award on behalf of Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award recognizes “registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.” I am honored to be recognized for my work on behalf of the Scouts, but this award is as much about you, the readers of this newsletter, and my creative and persistent use of the goodwill that you have showered on me for my work here. I…

Trading Tables: T4Youth’s Annual Ping Pong Bash Brings Home $100k Standard

For whatever reason, working in tech and a love of table tennis go hand in glove. That dynamic was on full display Wednesday night at SPiN Chicago during the fourth annual T4Youth Table Tennis Tech Tournament. More than 400 people from Chicago’s trading and tech community gathered for a night of fun competition all benefiting the Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech), a charter school in Chicago focused on STEM education for minority and low-income students. The event, co-founded by Objective Paradigm, 3Points Communications and SPR, raised more than $100,000 for the second year in a row. There were 51 teams from…

Support the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards; Make a Difference and Change Lives Standard

Sixteen years ago my life changed when I attended the LaSalle Street dinner supporting the Boy Scouts and I decided to sign up to become a leader. The event, now called the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards, is coming up on November 9 at the Chicago Board of Trade Building in the 12th floor atrium. You have a chance to support this event, attend this event and learn how you can help change the lives of young Scouts by participating the Trading Tech 300 merit badge workshop program. This year we impacted the lives of 420 Scouts, with 515 merit…

Futures industry walks to work to support Futures for Kids charity Standard

Futures for Kids

Industry executives from Washington and Chicago also join their London counterparts Today is the Futures for Kids (FFK) 6th Annual “Walk to Work” , which will see some 70 futures industry executives trek around London before heading to the Finish Line at the Anchor Bankside pub on the South Bank. Many will be travelling the full distance of over 35 miles starting at 8 AM in the morning while others will be taking an afternoon stroll from one of four starting points at Greenwich Park, Clapham Common, Regent’s Park or Victoria Park. This year, walkers in London will be joined…

Fighting for Futures; Beckett’s Battle Standard

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the Futures Industry is teaming up to fight for one of their own and children with brain tumors Meet Beckett. Beckett is the son of Matthew and Millie Ryba. Becket is like most 7 year-olds except he has been battling a brain tumor since 2011. Millie works for the CME Group and Matthew used to work in banking until he left to stay at home full time to care for Beckett. Beckett is one of 28,000 children in the U.S. currently fighting a brain tumor. That’s 13…

Dear Friends O’ the ‘Stache, Standard

From Derek Sammann, CME Group Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again when I’d like to invite you all to join me and my “Chicago Mustache Exchange” team mates in changing the face of men’s health!  Using the power of the humble mustache, we’re again taking the fight to Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Mental Health.  Over the course of “Movember”, I have committed to growing hair on my upper lip for the third time in my 48 years on this planet (having broken hallowed ground on this over the last 2 years…!). I’m breaking my own…

OSTC’s Jonny Aucamp Riding High (25 vertical feet high!) for Colon Cancer Awareness Standard

Jonathan (Jonny) Aucamp is the Group Executive Chairman of OSTC Ltd. in the Greater London area. He is leaving his cushy executive’s chair and strapping on the cycling shorts to raise money to raise awareness for colon cancer research. He is part of a team of 50 riding to support the work of  the world leading specialists at St Mark’s Hospital in London, via the charity 40tude. He is “riding to raise awareness of colon cancer and to raise money to wipe it out!” The ride is the 40tude’s 2016 Catalonia Cycle Challenge, which will be taking him to northern…