The Scholarship program can be funded in various ways. Some of these include grants from sponsoring corporate members, the TCC Board's funding based on the Club's year-end profitability; as well as petitioning for estate giving. From whatever source, helping to provide the children and grandchildren of Club members with funds to further their higher education are noble acts for which this Club is rightfully proud.

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2020-2021 TCC Scholarship Fund Contributors

Acme Transportation Company
Atlas SN Holding
Bilbo Transports
Boyd Brothers Transportation
C. L. Services, Inc.
Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co.
Circle Logistics, Inc.
Clark Freight Lines
Clutch Global Logistics, Inc.
Compass Lease, LLC
Contract Leasing Corp.
DJJ Rail Equipment Group
DP Curtis
Evonik Corporation
First Logistics
Four Star Transportation Co.
Halvor Lines
Iowa Northern Railway Co.
Kasgro Rail Corporation
Keuck Consulting, LTD.
MEP&A and Rail & Maritime Summit
New York Air Brake
P&S Transportation
PODS Enterprises, Inc.
PPG Protective & Marine Coatings
Salco Products
Savage Services
South Shore Transportation

In memory of George Baima

A cherished friend and colleague, George Baima, passed away on December 6, 2013. Mr. Baima was a member of the Traffic Club of Chicago for over 30 years and served as president in 1995. George was also a member and chair on numerous club committees, including the Scholarship Committee that he so strongly supported.

In lieu of flowers, the Baima family has asked that donations be made to the Traffic Club of Chicago Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, please call the club offices at (630)529-1333 or send an email to

In memory of Tom Mitropoulos
In November of 2015, we lost a long time Traffic Club member and friend, Tom Mitropoulos. Mr. Mitropoulos joined the Traffic Club of Chicago in 1969, and was a very active member until the time of his passing. He held the position of Traffic Club President in 1994. Tom worked for Fairmount Minerals for many years, retiring recently.

Many members of the Club may recall receiving a phone call from Mr. Mitropoulos in past years regarding the Annual Dinner. He had a passion for promoting the event, and making sure the club profited enough to support the Scholarship Fund. Mr. Mitropoulos also served as a member of the Scholarship Committee for many years. To honor Mr. Mitropoulos' commitment to the Scholarship Fund, the Board of Directors created the Tom Mitropoulos Scholarship Award.