Chicago, Ill., November 19, 2013 – Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO of LaSalle Network, Chicago’s premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services, has been selected President of the Board of Directors for Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest.
Founded in 1986, Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest is part of a leading global charity that partners with healthcare, entertainment and technology organizations to improve the health and lives of children and their families worldwide.
Gimbel, who has an extensive history of involvement in philanthropic organizations throughout his career, will serve as President of the board of 21 members for a term of two years.
“It is an honor to be chosen for this position,” said Gimbel, a longtime member of the Starlight Midwest chapter’s Board of Directors. “The dedication Starlight Children’s Foundation has for improving the lives of sick children and their families is admirable. I’m constantly inspired by this team.”
Joan Steltmann, Executive Director at Starlight’s Foundation Midwest, also noted, “We are thrilled to have Tom Gimbel as our President. With such a strong entrepreneurial background and proven business success, his leadership will be a great asset to our chapter, helping to increase its growth and success in helping children throughout the Midwest.”
For the past 30 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest has provided services in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, helping critically and chronically ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear, and isolation through education, therapeutic entertainment and family activities. Currently, Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest serves more than 300,000 seriously ill children and their families.
About LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is Chicago’s premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services specializing in accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, marketing and executive search. Since its inception, LaSalle has grown over 1,000 percent, worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 25,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for the past seven years, named by Staffing Industry Analysts’ as a top five “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” from 2011 through 2013, and among the “Fastest Growing Staffing Firms” in 2012 and 2013. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and Gurnee. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit www.lasallenetwork.com.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest
Since its founding in 1982, Starlight Children’s Foundation has grown to be a leading global charity committed to pediatric care. Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest was founded in 1986 with a focus on helping critically and chronically ill children and their families in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. This organization partners with leaders in technology, healthcare and entertainment worldwide to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. The Starlight Children’s Foundation Midwest chapter currently helps more than 300,000 children and their families each year. For more information, please call (312) 251-7827 or visit http://www.starlight.org/midwest.