Byline Bank awards $20K to nonprofits

  • Jen Freels, left, president of Bow Wow Revolution, received the $10,000 Grand Prize award for its 2019 It Pays to Bank Local Contest from Moira Dolehide, marketing and communications manager of Byline Bank.

    Jen Freels, left, president of Bow Wow Revolution, received the $10,000 Grand Prize award for its 2019 It Pays to Bank Local Contest from Moira Dolehide, marketing and communications manager of Byline Bank. Courtesy Byline Bank

 
Updated 11/27/2019 10:54 AM

CHICAGO -- Byline Bank recently named Bow Wow Revolution as the grand prize winner of Byline Bank's 2019 It Pays to Bank Local Contest.

The contest searched for Chicagoland's favorite nonprofit based on a series of criteria including social engagement and impressive stories. Bow Wow Revolution exceeded those expectations of engagement consistently throughout the contest with over 20,000 votes in the final round.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Second prize was awarded to Youth Crossroads and Teri Terrazino, donor relations, for $7,500. The third prize award went to Almost Home, with Sarah Galvan, executive director, and Lara Batchelor, president, receiving $5,000.

In August, Byline's It Pays to Bank Local Contest kicked off to find Chicagoland's favorite nonprofit and award the Top 3 up to a $10,000 prize. The contest was promoted on their website and through a variety of print and digital advertising including a citywide campaign on Chicago Transit Authority buses, `L' trains, and at `L' stations.

"At Byline, we're committed to investing in our communities in meaningful ways that help our neighbors," said Alberto J. Paracchini, president and chief executive officer of Byline Bank.

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