Community Involvement

Car Photo 2012At LaSalle St. Securities, we pride ourselves on staying true to the roots of our foundation. We were established in 1974 in the Chicagoland area and remain headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, to this day. LaSalle St. is constantly giving back to the local community, which helped our business become the national broker/dealer it is today–servicing financial advisors in all 50 states.




LaSalle St. Securities and Misericordia Home 

We do a lot of work with Misericordia Home: a Chicago-based residence for people with developmental disabilities. For more information, register to volunteer or to make a donation visit their website:

Dad Annie and Jack

LaSalle St. Securities is locally owned by President Jack McDermott. Jack’s Son, Jack Jr., was born with Down Syndrome. Jack Jr. has been living at Misericordia Home for the past ten years.

Jack enjoys a happy life at Misericordia. He works in the bakery, swims regularly and shares a house on campus with a few other young men. Jack Jr. will celebrate his 33rd birthday in July, and we at LaSalle St. Securities cannot wait to celebrate with him.

For years, LaSalle St. has offered donations and volunteer efforts to Misericordia Home. We enjoy spending time with Jack Jr., meeting his friends and trying to keep up with all the fun he has with the incredible Misericordia staff.


LaSalle St. Securities participates in numerous Misericordia fundraisers including:

  • Misericordia Candy Days
  • BUMS Golf Outing
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Toss
  • First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show
  • Misericordia Family Fest
  • HeartLINKS Golf Outing
  • Family Dinner Dance
  • Holiday Brunch


“LaSalle St. Securities has partnered with Misericordia Home for as long as I can remember. It’s probably my favorite partnership we have here at the firm.”

– Mark Contey, SVP, Business Development, LaSalle St. Securities

“Misericordia Home is such an important organization. Obviously to me personally, but also to everybody at LaSalle St. We have been very fortunate to grow our business into what it has become, but it is nothing in comparison to the amazing work the people at Misericordia Home do on a daily basis. They truly change lives, and we are honored to be their long time partners.”

– Jack McDermott, President, LaSalle St. Securities, LLC


42nd Annual Misericordia BUMS Golf OutingIMG_1632 (002)

Jack McDermott, Lola McDermott and Todd Morgan represent LaSalle St. Securities at the BUMS Golf Outing. LaSalle St. sponsored a hole at Olympia Fields Country Club and the foursome had a great time contributing to an event that raises around $200,000 each year for Misericordia Home.





LaSalle St. Securities sponsors the International Junior MastersIJMGolf Logo


Every year, we send a foursome to participate in the Ham Am, a fundraiser golf tournament taking place before the International Junior Masters in New York. LaSalle St. Securities executives get the opportunity to learn a thing or two on the course by playing 18 holes with one of the junior contestants.

We are proud to support the International Junior Masters and the future of the PGA Tour. This year, the 66th annual International Junior Masters trophy was taken home by Nicolas Quintero. Congratulations Nicolas!

We are already looking forward to next year’s International Junior Masters tournament. Please visit for more information.