WAYZATA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCB), announced that it raised nearly $100,000 in 2015 for Make-A-Wish Minnesota. Donations were accepted at 99 TCF Bank branches in Minnesota and collected during team member fundraising events.
“We’re big advocates of Make-A-Wish because we believe in supporting organizations that provide enriching experiences to children with life-threatening conditions,” said Kent Engler, director of retail banking at TCF Bank. “We’re pleased that TCF Bank, its team members and customers have collaborated to help a wonderful cause and we’re thrilled with the outcome.”
“We are so very grateful for TCF Bank’s ongoing commitment to Minnesota kids,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “TCF’s generosity and fundraising efforts allow Make-A-Wish Minnesota to make dreams come true for truly deserving kids and their families.”
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.
“For many families facing life-threatening illnesses, fun is often the first thing to go. We’ve really enjoyed hosting Make-A-Wish kids and their families and bringing back some fun in their lives,” added Engler. “It’s a humbling experience to watch these strong-willed children – who’ve endured so much already – get cheered on by thousands of fans.”
TCF Bank is committed to building better communities by partnering with local nonprofit organizations that improve the economic and social well-being of individuals in our communities. The company, its team members, and its customers contributed nearly $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations last year through its fundraising efforts.
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of December 31, 2015, TCF had $20 billion in total assets and 375 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, 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 800 Minnesota volunteers, Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants a wish somewhere in the state every 27 hours. It has granted more than 4,500 wishes since its inception in 1982. Visit Make-A-Wish Minnesota at mn.wish.org to learn more.