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The Richness of Giving Standard

John Lothian

Last week, the last thing I did before taking off for Florida on vacation was to speak at the memorial service for my friend and Assistant Scoutmaster who had passed away in February.  I told the overflowing assembly of friends and family the story about how Bill Griswold was a rich man. Bill was not rich like we often think of rich.  He did not have a big house, a fancy car or a large bank account.  Rather, Bill was rich because all he did was give and give of himself.  He gave his time and his talents generously to…

LaSalle Street Dinner – A Tradition of the Chicago Financial Community Supporting the Boy Scouts Standard

By John J. Lothian The annual LaSalle Street dinner supporting the Chicago Council of Boy Scouts of America is to be held on November 3, 2011 from 5 to 8 PM at 311 South Wacker. Traditionally the dinner was held on LaSalle Street, with tents stacked into the asphault street.  More recently the event has […]

John Lothian Meets Jeremy Grant’s Kilt Challenge at Futures for Kids Gala Dinner Standard

Here is a picture of me in the kilt I wore to meet Jeremy Grant’s fundraising challenge for Futures For Kids.  The Financial Times’ Jeremy Grant had challenged me to wear a kilt to the gala dinner for the International Derivatives Week Futures for Kids Gala Dinner.  He promised £100 if I did and encouraged […]

London’s futures industry walks to work tomorrow! Standard

Key derivatives industry executives take on a 36 mile slog for Futures for Kids Some thirty London-based futures industry executives will ‘walk to work’ tomorrow from Tunbridge Wells to the City of London. Not that they’ll get much done when they arrive, exhausted and footsore at about 6pm in the evening. The brainchild of a […]

Econ Illinois to host American Dream dinner event on Thursday, April 28, 2011 Standard

Econ Illinois to host American Dream dinner event on Thursday, April 28, 2011 Join business associates and friends for an evening of socializing, networking and good food while supporting the mission to help all children in Illinois receive a sound financial education. Econ Illinois, a nonprofit organization celebrating 60 years of service to schools and […]

Chicago Event this weekend-Jasper Against Batten Standard

THE MOST FUN AFTERNOON FOR YOUR FAMILY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER… What could be better than a really fun, very affordable, afternoon of amazing activities for the kids, with great food and prizes on a cold Sunday afternoon…with football on large flat-screen TVs?? Answer: The fact that this tax-deductible donation will go toward saving the life of one of our own little boys and so many children suffering with a deadly disease now! We really hope you will join us this Sunday!Event Details: The Lakeshore Athletic Club will be hosting: A Birthday Bash Against Batten: A Family Day of…