Calamos Cares

Calamos Investments associates care about the world we live in. Over the years, we’ve walked in the March of Dimes March for Babies and American Cancer Society Relay for Life. At the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Loaves & Fishes Community Services we've worked to fight hunger, and we've collected Toys for Tots, among other activities. 

In 2020, following the lead of our President & CEO John Koudounis, we helped raise a grand total of $1.3 million under the auspices of The Chicago CEO COVID-19 Coalition. John founded the coalition to unite local business leaders in a humanitarian campaign for COVID-19 relief and recovery. 

Ten charities representing four themes (Personal Protective Equipment, Food Insecurity, Homelessness, Community & Mental Health, Families of Law Enforcement and LGBTQ community COVID Assistance) received donations from this fundraiser. They include:

  • Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund (the Chicago Response Fund)
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Salvation Army (Central U.S.)
  • The Night Ministry
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Catholic Charities (Archdiocese of Chicago)
  • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - COVID-19 Relief Fund
  • Jewish United Fund (JUF)
  • 100 Club
  • Howard Brown Health

100% of Calamos Investments associates contributed to the campaign and all employee donations were 100% matched by the company.

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