Wednesday, October 12th — Wintrust President and CEO, Edward Wehmer, announced his support for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation (CPMF) Get Behind the Vest initiative. Mr. Wehmer was in attendance for the Fifth Annual Valor Awards luncheon and pledged a $100,000 matching donation for the program which purchases replacement bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers in need. Mr. Wehmer was on hand to receive the CPMF’s Award of Honor for his unwavering support of the organization and the police families they serve.

The goal of the Get Behind the Vest campaign is to raise $4 million to help purchase 8,000 replacement bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers. Donations will cover 80 percent of the cost of a new vest for officers and 75 percent of the cost for supervisors. Officers and supervisors will be responsible for the remaining balance. As a result,more Chicago police officers will be protected on the streets.

To make a donation in support of the program, visit


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