Philanthropy

We are fiercely proud to call Chicago home, so the idea of giving back to our local community is a no-brainer.

Our Involvement

We've worked with hundreds of charities throughout our years in business. Here's a look at a few of them.

Our employees are given paid time off to volunteer at charitable organizations. Our staff has packaged care kits for veterans overseas, collected and distributed food at local depositories, and more. Whatever you’re passionate about, we have staff who are too.

Our Involvement

Community Champions

Our Community Champions group is an employee-led committee representing LaSallians from many different backgrounds, offices, teams, and tenures.

Their mission is to put action behind corporate philanthropy by supporting the people and communities around our organization through company-wide initiatives. 

Community Champions

10 Days of Giving

Over two weeks in December 2020, LaSalle Network employees participated in the first-ever 10 Days of Giving where we partnered with causes near and dear to our hearts, volunteering nearly 1,000 hours both in-person and virtually.

Our activities ranged from packing more than 1,700 food boxes for families in need, to wrapping 300+ presents for underprivileged children, to helping adults with disabilities with job-search coaching to caroling at residences for adults with special needs. 

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10 Days of Giving

Aspire Chicago

Through their various programs, services and opportunities, Aspire provides support for individuals with disabilities and their families, in addition to the community at large.

From holiday caroling to virtual bingo, Valentine’s day games, mock interviews and outdoor beautification projects, LaSalle has partnered with Aspire on several initiatives within the past year. Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, LaSalle and Aspire worked to find creative ways for LaSallians to interact with and support Aspire residents safely. 

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Aspire Chicago

Cristo Rey

For the past four years, LaSalle has partnered with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to employ students one day a week to help fund their high school tuition. 

This academic program gives Cristo Rey first-generation high school students access to great teachers and opportunities, while simultaneously equipping them with invaluable business skills from a young age. Through their Corporate Work Study Program and LaSalle Network, Cristo Rey students have not only gained professional experience, but they have built a strong professional network that will last them well into post-secondary education and future careers

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Cristo Rey

Year Up

Year Up's mission is to close the opportunity divide by providing young adults with the professional and technical skills companies are seeking, to ensure students can launch successful professional careers. 

With a longstanding partnership with Year Up, LaSalle Network has not only provided internship opportunities to Year Up students but has helped more than 100 Year Up students land employment post-graduation. 

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Year Up

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a sports organization that provides training and athletic competitions for kids and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Illinois holds more than 170 competitions every year and reaches more than 22,000 athletes.

Every year, LaSalle has become more involved with Special Olympics: LaSallians have refereed youth basketball games, bowling leagues and summer games, and raised more than $5,000 for the Polar Plunge, with several LaSallians taking the plunge themselves!

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Special Olympics

Our Fallen Hero 5k Run/Walk

For four years, we’ve sponsored a local 5k race in honor of a solider Pfc. Aaron Toppen who lost his life to friendly fire while serving.

All race proceeds benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation, which supports military veterans and their families by offering educational sponsorships.

More than 40 LaSallians and their families have joined the race in Mokena, IL

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Our Fallen Hero 5k Run/Walk

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

LaSalle Network is immensely proud of its nearly decade-long support of Lurie Children’s hospital, one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

Employees have participated in many events in support of Lurie’s throughout the years, from their annual Dance Marathon, to hosting crayon collection drives and accepting their #MoveForTheKids challenge, supporting the cause virtually in 2020. Additionally, Lurie’s was the beneficiary of our 2020 annual holiday party, where LaSalle donated $16,000 in funds raised. 

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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization devoted to building affordable homes for families in need.

LaSallians have volunteered to build a house on the south side of Chicago for two years.

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Habitat for Humanity

Start Early

Working to ensure that all American children, especially those born into poverty, have quality early childhood experiences in their first five years of life.

Start Early (formerly known as The Ounce) builds Educare schools across the country, they train doulas, and they offer education to young children through community agencies.

LaSalle held a book drive during the holiday season and collected more than 400 children’s books to donate to Start Early’s early childhood center.

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Start Early

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