Rosemont businesses donate school supplies, backpacks to students
The CEOs of eight of the largest corporations and organizations in Rosemont this week donated funds to buy school supplies, filling more than 250 backpacks for children in kindergarten through eighth grades. The "Make the Grade" program benefitted students at Algonquin Middle School and Orchard Place Elementary School, both in Des Plaines Elementary District 62, and at Rosemont Elementary School, District 78. The donors are charter members of Rosemont Business Roundtable -- a coalition of business and local government leaders -- founded last year by James Covert, president and CEO of The Institute for Transfusion Medicine and its entities, including LifeSource Blood Services in Rosemont, and Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. The donor companies are: Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Cole Taylor Bank, Colliers International, MB Financial Bank, The McShane Companies, Philips Lighting Electronic Co., TransNational Bankcard Inc. and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine.