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Donation made to MDA

Standard Bank raises $17,811 for research funding

Published: Monday, April 23, 2012 5:00 p.m. CDT
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Standard Bank and Trust Company recently donated $17,811 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Present at the check presentation were, from left: Denise Newson, assistant branch manager, Oak Lawn; Joann Duhon, vice president/regional manager; Phyllis Shells, assistant branch manager, Evergreen Park; Frank Becerra, branch manager, East Chicago; Michele Madia-Bradley, senior vice president; Monica Tures, vice president/regional manager; Don Johnson, branch manager, Gardner; Anna Fratto, executive director, Muscular Dystrophy Association; Erica Oganovich, assistant branch manager, Ewing; and Evamaria Mata, vice president/regional manager.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has received a $17,811 donation from Standard Bank and Trust Company that will help MDA to fund research to cure muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

“The generosity of Standard Bank customers and their contributions will play an essential role in funding vital research, as well as providing much-needed services to area families coping with the effects of any of 43 neuromuscular diseases.” said Anna Fratto, executive director, MDA.

“The Muscular Dystrophy Association funds local clinics, support groups, assistance with the repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, and summer camp. On behalf of hundreds of Northern Illinois individuals and families who are counting on us, thank you for your heartfelt efforts and continued support in the fight against muscular dystrophy.”

Standard Bank and Trust Company was founded in 1947. For more than 60 years, Standard Bank has been supporting local organizations and remains committed to investing in the communities they serve. It is a locally owned and managed neighborhood bank with more than $2.2 billion in assets and is an equal opportunity lender, equal housing lender and member FDIC. 

“Supporting non-for-profit organizations where our employees and customers live is good corporate citizenship and Standard Bank continues to raise awareness for important causes like MDA.” said Michele Madia-Bradley, senior vice president at Standard Bank.

“We have been supporting MDA for several years and each year we work hard to increase the contribution which has resulted in a record year with our donation to MDA. Standard Bank is in your neighborhood not only serving the financial needs but also to play a part in bettering the neighborhood for years to come.”

Email afratto@mdausa.org for more information about the MDA or to make a pledge.

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