As we honor the many unique cultures within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community this month, we also recognize the shared challenges and current rise in anti-Asian discrimination. We must come together to celebrate, defend, and support the AAPI community, who bring cultural richness, impactful contributions, and beautiful diversity to our area and our country.
 

Ray Padilla

Ray Padilla reflects on history, hope, and help

Ray Padilla reflects on history,
hope, and help


Chair of Wintrust’s Multicultural Business Resource Group and Vice President of Enterprise Project Management Office, Ray Padilla, shares his experience as a Filipino American, and how he’s used his passion for his heritage and his community to lead diversity initiatives at Wintrust.

Partner highlight: Chinese American Service League (CASL) - Desktop
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Partner highlight: Chinese American Service League (CASL) - Mobile

Partner highlight: Chinese
American Service League (CASL)

Partner highlight: Chinese American Service
League (CASL)

Partner highlight:
Chinese American
Service League (CASL)

The largest Chinese social service agency in the Midwest, CASL offers programs and services for a variety of needs at any stage of life. We’re proud to support its vital work, and are especially excited to be involved in the new culinary training program to prepare participants for meaningful work in the food service industry.

We're here for you at any stage of your life

We're here for you at any stage of your life

We're here for you at
any stage of your life

    Our commitment starts with our leadership

Our commitment starts with our leadership

Our commitment
starts with our
leadership

Edward J. Wehmer

Edward J. Wehmer

FOUNDER & CEO

FOUNDER & CEO

You can’t be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin’s Bank® without serving all the diverse people and groups that are part of this area. We live and work here, so we experience the value of unique backgrounds and perspectives in our own communities. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month gives us a chance to stop and acknowledge that, but supporting and investing in the AAPI community goes beyond the month of May. At Wintrust, we know this is a year-round effort, and we’re ready to keep working. Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to our customers, communities, and employees.
 

Melissa Donaldson

Melissa Donaldson

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER

This May, we recognize the breakthroughs and accomplishments of individuals of Asian descent who fought, worked, died, cried, and excelled for societal good. We celebrate those who overcame barriers and inspired millions. Let us honor the history, revel in cultural vibrancy, educate about persistent realities, and value inclusion as key to equitable outcomes for all. We celebrate your diversity, contributions, and tenacity.
 

Our partnerships are purposeful

Our partnerships are purposeful

To ensure we’re supporting all communities who make up our company footprint, we choose our partnerships intentionally. We’re proud to give back to organizations that support the AAPI community through programming, volunteering, and financial contributions. Here are some of our nonprofit partners, among many others, we work with:

A panel discussion with AAPI leaders - Desktop
A panel discussion with AAPI leaders - Tablet
A panel discussion with AAPI leaders - Mobile

A panel discussion with AAPI
leaders

A panel discussion with AAPI leaders

A panel discussion
with AAPI leaders

Our Heritage Month events series is an opportunity for Wintrust to host and facilitate the important conversations that celebrate the strength of diversity, uplift our local leaders, and share perspectives we can all learn from. We’re revisiting highlights from one of our past events for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.


    

You can find us in these communities

We’re proudly rooted in Chicago’s Loop, Mayfair, Pilsen, Rogers Park, Sauganash, and Uptown neighborhoods, as well as Addison, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Willowbrook, among our more than 175 community banking locations across the area. Click through below to visit each bank’s website.

 

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