Illinois Bankers Association

Illinois Bankers PAC

Illinois Bankers PAC is a statewide, nonpartisan Political Action Committee (PAC) organized by members of the Illinois Bankers Association to benefit the entire banking industry through political contributions to state, local, and federal candidates.

Without a well-funded PAC, our voice in government will be weakened. No industry faces the regulation and legislation that banking does. That's why the banking industry needs a strong PAC. 100% of your contribution goes to worthy political candidates who support the views and future of our industry. Your contribution does not pay for travel reimbursement, overnight hotel stays or meals for staff like some other political action committees do. The bottom line is...give a little, and you get A LOT!

Things to know before you contribute:

  • Illinois Bankers PAC is composed of a state and federal PAC. Prior authorization is required for individuals contributing to the federal PAC. Has your bank completed the Authorization Form?
  • National banks cannot make a corporate contribution to Illinois Bankers PAC; they can, however, make a corporate contribution to the Administrative Fund. This fund is used for silent auction purchases, golf outing overhead, etc. National banks may also contribute through a holding company contribution or individual contributions.
  • Your contribution can earn you a higher level of recognition: Rock Star, Fair Share and individual categories. 
  • All contributors are recognized at IBA events with an Illinois Bankers PAC sticker and receive special recognition in the Illinois Banker magazine.

Suggested Individual Contributions

Bronze $1-99 Bank Personnel
Silver $100-249 Junior Officers
Gold $250-499 Directors and Senior Officers
 Platinum $500 and Above CEOs

Suggested Bank Categories

The “fair share” or “rock star” amounts are based on your bank’s total assets.

Assets in Millions Fair Share Rock Star
$50 and Under $1,000 $1,250
$50-150 $1,500 $1,875
$150-300 $2,500 $3,125
$300-500 $4,000 $5,000
$500-1,000 $6,000 $7,500
$1,000-10,000 $7,500 $9,375
$10,000 and Above $10,000 $12,500


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Disclaimer: A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.