Thank You LaSalle II PTO!

A huge thank you to our PTO for working tirelessly to raise funds for our school. Recently, the West Town Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $31,148.87 to our school as a result of our participation in summer festivals.

The West Town Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to be able to give back to the community. Proceeds from the Chamber’s 2016 special events generated over $52,000 in funds that the Chamber Board was able to donate to the following local schools and non-profits:

La Salle II PTO
Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy
Friends of Pritzker School
Erie Neighborhood House
The Arts of Life Inc.

The festivals are not only fun, they are economic development tools that draw thousands of consumers to the commercial corridors, they attract new business to West Town, and they have this direct positive impact on local non-profits and schools in the community. The Chamber, a local non-profit as well, also benefits from the special events and raises the bulk of the Chamber operating and member programming budgets from festival fundraising.

La Salle II and Pritzker organize the Family Fun Fest area at Do Division and also benefit 100% from activities in that area raising even more money for the school. Talcott organizes Kid Fest at West Fest and also benefits from 100% of the activities in the Kid Fest area for additional direct fundraising. The other non-profits provide volunteers and partner in some way with the Chamber to produce and license the events, and in exchange get a donation from festival proceeds.