TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), today announced that it raised more than $50,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Donations were accepted at all 98 TCF Bank branches in Minnesota and collected during team member fundraising events. During the past two years, TCF Bank customers and team members donated more than $150,000 to the
“No child should have to battle a life-threatening condition and no family should have to choose between medical expenses or family experiences,” said Kent Engler, director of retail banking at TCF Bank. “Every two years our team members in Minnesota vote to fundraise for two nonprofit organizations and this year they committed to fundraise for Make-A-Wish Minnesota through 2018. We hope our fundraising efforts help to provide experiences for children and families that last a lifetime.”
“It’s organizations like TCF Bank that help dreams come true for children with life-threatening illnesses,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “We are humbled by TCF Bank’s team members and customers who have supported us and will continue to support us through 2018.”
In addition to supporting Make-A-Wish Minnesota through fundraising efforts, the bank invites Make-A-Wish children to be TCF Bank Kickoff Kids at University of Minnesota football games at TCF Bank Stadium®. TCF Bank Kickoff Kids are featured on the big screen as they run out and pick up the tee after kickoff.
TCF Bank is committed to building better communities. During the past four years, TCF Bank raised more than $500,000 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota, Animal Humane Society and Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund. TCF Bank also supports high schools and students with free financial education courses in nearly 75 high schools, including Minneapolis Public Schools, to help students make smarter financial decisions.
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of September 30, 2016, TCF had $21 billion in total assets and 341 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, providing retail and commercial banking services. TCF, through its subsidiaries, also conducts commercial leasing, equipment finance, and auto finance business in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance business in all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit tcfbank.com.
About Make-A-Wish Minnesota
Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants the wishes of Minnesota children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. With the help of generous donors and more than 700 Minnesota volunteers, Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants a wish somewhere in the state every 27 hours. It has granted nearly 5,000 wishes since its inception in 1982. Visit Make-A-Wish Minnesota at mn.wish.org to learn more.