Community Involvement

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Supporting the Lake County Community

At Tranel, we credit much of our success to the support and patronage of the Lake County community. As a local, family-owned business for more than 20 years, we don’t just serve the city around us – we are a part of it. That’s why we are deeply committed to giving back to the people that have done so much for us. This year we have been proud to sponsor and volunteer for many local charities and events throughout the area, just a few of which we’ve detailed below.

Feed My Starving Children

This past May, our team at Tranel Financial, in partnership with Gages Lake Auto and Freedom One, assembled a group of 100 volunteers for a packaging party. Together, we packed 125 boxes, fed 74 kids for a full year and spent $5,940.

Tranel giving back to the community at Feed My Starving Children.
Tranel giving back to the community during mission trips.

School Sponsorships

Within the same month of May, we helped co-sponsor (with Mowery & Schonfeld) the Frassati Academy in Wauconda. Through the Sport Shed, we were able to supply the school with new uniforms and balls, as well as fill the empty equipment room at Learn Chart 10, a new school in North Chicago.

Our Work with St. Joseph of Libertyville

Throughout the years we’ve been proud to support the work done in the community by Libertyville’s St. Joseph Catholic Church. In June, our CFO Eric Cima joined a group from the parish in Appalachia to help rebuild a residential home.

Later that summer, Executive Assistant Stephanie Walsh donated her time and money to participate in Dash Around the Lake, a 5K at the Mundelein Seminary that helped raise money for St. Joseph’s Appalachia Mission Trip.

Additional Community Efforts

  • In August, our team participated in the Folgia YMCA Corporate basketball challenge with Mowery & Schonfeld.
  • In September, we joined the BMW Championship Volunteers for PADS and The Sports Shed. 
  • That same month our President Cody Braun went with the local Kenosha Church to Cincinnati, Ohio to help rebuild community buildings. 


Tranel Giving Back to the Community

At Tranel, our work serving the community is never done. If you know of a worthy organization that could use our support, feel free to contact us with details. 

Tranel giving back to the community at Sports Shed.

The Sports Shed makes it possible for kids to have positive alternatives to gangs and violence through organized sports. We provide quality sports equipment to inner-city schools and other athletic programs in low-income areas. 

As a Christian non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.

Libertyville Area Moms was created by a mom and long-time resident seeking to go beyond word of mouth and offering an up-to-date, informational, and exciting reference for local families who have a lot of questions.