Winnetka Park District honors First Bank & Trust Partnership at Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Best of the Best Awards Gala

October 25, 2018
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The Winnetka Park District recently honored the partnership of First Bank &Trust at the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Best of the Best Awards Gala on Friday, October 12. First Bank & Trust, along with Bill Leske, Vice President of the Winnetka branch received the statewide award in the Best Friend of Illinois Parks category.

The Winnetka Park District truly considers First Bank & Trust as a “best friend” and partner with their support of many annual community events. It is no surprise, as right in their vision it states, “…to help our customers achieve their goals while making our communities better places in which to live – now and for future generations.” As the Winnetka Park District’s mission almost mirrors their vision, a natural bond formed. Furthermore, “community-roots” and “create long-lasting and durable relationship” is in the company bio. Winnetka Park District and First Bank & Trust were destined to develop a collaborative relationship that benefits the community.

Since 2011, First Bank & Trust has earmarked thousands of dollars of financial support to Winnetka Park District community events. The commitment goes well beyond financial and includes participation in events, physical presence at events and marketing assistance through their own social media and bank displays.

“The Winnetka Park District is grateful to First Bank & Trust and Winnetka Branch Vice President, Bill Leske for their commitment to the community and friendship to the Winnetka Park District,” said John Muno, Winnetka Park District Executive Director.

“We are fortunate to have a partnership with such an outstanding, community focused park district,” stated First Bank & Trust Winnetka Branch Vice President, Bill Leske.

First Bank & Trust is one of several key business partners that collaborate and provide financial support to the numerous Winnetka Park District community events held throughout the year. For more information about the partnership program visit, or contact Marketing Brand Manager Kelsey Raftery at or (847) 501-2044.