Popular Community Bank Foundation Working with Aspire in Chicago


Aspire President and CEO James Kales (center) accepts a
check from the Popular Community Bank Foundation from
Adnan Assad (left) and Abdullah Tadros (right).

Early this week, representatives of Popular Community Bank met with leaders from Aspire outside Chicago to deliver a grant from the Popular Community Bank Foundation.

Aspire, founded in 1960, is one of the largest charitable organizations for individuals with developmental disabilities in west suburban Chicago. Each year they assist more than 1,000 children, adults and families with services that have the ultimate goal of achieving potential and independence. Aspire has a wonderful team of 250 providing personalized services at 22 locations in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Aspire LogoAmong their core services are Aspire Children’s Services, which works with infants and children with developmental disabilities. Therapists and professionals work with families to lay a foundation for the future. Their Residential Choices program is an avenue through which adults are offered housing options that enable them to live as independently. Finally, Life Skills Training and Employment Options help adults build skills which increase their ability to live independently.

Jim Kales, President and CEO of Aspire, noted that the services provided a focused on entire families, including specially-designed programs for mothers, fathers and siblings as well as individuals with developmental disabilities.

“Working with Aspire of Illinois has been an experience that goes far beyond the dollars and cents,” said Popular Community Bank commercial banker Abdullah Tadros. “They are very well deserving of our grant for their efforts in making a difference in the lives of many of our neighbors.  What an honor to be Aspire’s commercial banker!”

On Saturday, February 23, Aspire is hosting an incredible event at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Big City Night Moulin Rouge is a themed event including live and silent auctions and Parisian-inspired performances. Tickets to this event are still available. Click here for details.

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