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Personal Banking Sponsorship

Our Night at Pomp! 2020

On Friday, May 8, Byline was proud to once again serve as a Dean’s List sponsor for Pomp! 2020: Celebrating Our Graduating Scholars, at the newly constructed Robert Crown Community Center in Evanston. The celebration was a benefit for the Scholars program, with proceeds going towards its continued funding, programming and support. This year’s event included a silent auction, raffle, cocktail hour and dinner. It not only honored the 2020 Evanston Scholars College and High School graduates but also offered attendees the opportunity to participate in the community of people working to improve educational opportunities for Evanston youth.

Evanston Scholars was founded in 2011, as an organization with a lofty (and worthy) mission: to improve college access and success for ambitious Evanston students, traditionally first-generation college entrants, (85 percent of the Scholars are or will be the first in their families to complete college), low-income students and students of color.

One of the key elements in the success of the Scholars program is the focus on real-world work experience, summer and internship opportunities, to ready graduating students for entry into the professional world with the skills and practice they will need in order to be successful. We support their continuing efforts and are honored to play a part in helping such hardworking neighbors succeed.

Byline has been a proud and integral part of Chicagoland for over 100 years, and we take our responsibility to our neighborhoods and those who serve them—like the Evanston Scholars—very seriously. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to give back our own time and talents to the people around us who keep their communities strong and vibrant. We’re just where we want to be.

To find out how Byline could support your event, contact us.