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CIACO honors John McCallion

CIACOThe Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization honored John McCallion as Humanitarian of the Year at its annual Honor and Hope Gala on April 16 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison.

More than a dozen scholarships were presented at the event, along with donations to a wounded veteran and other worthy causes.

McCallion grew up in Cicero, graduating from Morton East High School, Northern Illinois University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

A financial adviser for Ameriprise for the last 30 years, he currently serves as the company’s managing director. He and his wife, Rosanne, have two adult daughters, Ashley and Nicole.

McCallion is a past board member of CIACO, having served as an officer and membership committee chair. “CIACO is the most charitable, genuinely kind group of guys I know,” he says.

CIACO distributes more than 600 Thanksgiving baskets annually, gives toys to needy children at Christmastime, awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors and bestows financial assistance upon wounded war veterans.

For details, call 630-400-9908.

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