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Palatine Senior Center to host gala Feb. 16 with Honorary Chair Jack Lloyd

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  • Jack Lloyd, BMO Harris Bank Market President

    Jack Lloyd, BMO Harris Bank Market President
    BMO Harris Bank

Julie Selof

Thank you Jack Lloyd, Honorary Chair of this year's 13th Annual Caring Hearts Gala, February 16th, benefiting the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council

BMO Harris Bank Market President Jack Lloyd is a strong believer in community investment. Since his graduation from the University of Notre Dame, where he also played on the school's 1973 national championship football team, his goal was to become a hometown banker. In a banking career now spanning 35 years, Lloyd has lived and worked all over the United States, returning to the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, where he was born and raised, joining BMO Harris Bank in Palatine in 2000. As BMO Harris Bank Market President, Jack helps guide market growth in retail banking and oversees branch locations.

He and his wife Linda, along with BMO Harris Bank, believe in investing in the community. Jack currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Harper College Educational Foundation, is Board Chair of the Northwest Community Hospital Foundation, and member of the Executive Council of Shelter, Inc. Jack has won numerous awards, including 2009 Business Leader of the Year by both the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce. He has also received the Community Service Award from the Arlington Heights Park District, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Rolling Meadows High School.

Jack and Linda believe in the work that the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council does. They show their support by being members of the PTSCC Heritage Society, which recognizes those who have made qualified donations to The Stokes Fund, the PTSCC endowment, or have included PTSCC in their final plans. "You may be at a time in your life where you aren't sure what amount to leave to charity in your will. Just start! Include charitable giving in your will or trust, and then update them regularly. You may be able to give more later," Lloyd advises. Thank you to BMO Harris Bank and Jack Lloyd for his outstanding support of PTSCC and the community and for being our Honorary Chair for this year's fundraising Gala!

Please join us on Saturday February 16th from 6:00-11:30pm at Cotillion Banquets for PTSCC's 13th Annual Caring Hearts Gala: Destination Las Vegas: What happens at the Gala, Stays at the Gala. This evening is full of the fun and excitement of Las Vegas with all the glitz and glamour with none of the gambling. Come see our Las Vegas Revue with magician, lip sync acts and lots of laughs as well as celebrate PTSCC's 40th Anniversary serving Palatine Township and surrounding communities. Our featured live entertainment is the well-known swing band Bopology to complement our Rat Pack Era theme. This black tie optional event includes open bar, dinner, dancing, live and silent auction items and raffles. Try your luck on our raffle! Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and the cash prizes are $50, $150, and $500. Some of our auction items include a Pub Table with 1500W heater, Mario Tricoci Girls Night Out package, multiple sets of Chicago Cubs tickets, Northbrook Symphony tickets, 4 One-Day Hopper Passes to Disney Theme Parks; 2 White Sox "Gold Coast Club Tickets"; Exotic Car Share Driving Experience Package; and over 100 more items

For an invitation, raffle ticket information or printable flyer visit For more information contact Julie Selof at 847-991-1112 or

Thank you to our generous Gala Sponsors:

Diamond Circle: Alexian Brothers Medical Center; BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois; BMO Harris Bank; Marktime Media; Ray and Judy McCaskey; Northrop Grumman; Raco Industrial Corporation-Martha Atherton. Platinum Circle: Palatine Bank and Trust and C. Norman Andrews-noted auctioneer. Media Sponsor: Journal & Topics Newspapers. Gold Circle: Cornerstone National Bank and Trust Company; The Garlands of Barrington: Northwest Community Healthcare; Lavelle Law, Ltd.; A. L. Sittaro, CPA. Silver Circle: Harry Benstein with Melaleuca; Phyllis Benstein with GigiHill; BIK & CO, LLP; Bradish Associate, LTD; Brandt Financial Concepts, Inc.; Katie Brown with Arbonne International; Comfort Keepers; DeFranco Plumbing, Inc.; Jack Devero with Genworth Financial; Lifelong Learning Institute at Harper College; Plum Grove Nursing and Rehab; and Right at Home; Tamarack Independent Retirement Living.

PTSCC provides programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community. Our Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Noon Dining, Home Delivered Meals, Adult Day Care, and Social Services programs are available to persons 50 and older and their families who live in Palatine Township and the surrounding communities in the north and northwest suburbs. Services are available in English, Spanish and Russian at seven satellite locations. Our Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed. For more information, visit our website at, like us on or call 847-991-1112.