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TCF Bank and The Rainbow Connection Partner to Make Dreams Come True for Two Kids in Michigan

Company Release - 4/9/2015 3:50 PM ET

TCF Bank Accepts Donations to Help Two Children with Life-threatening Illnesses Take Trips to Florida and Hawaii

WAYZATA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF Bank and The Rainbow Connection have partnered to make dreams come true for two children with life-threatening illnesses in Michigan. TCF Bank is accepting financial donations at its more than 50 branches in Michigan through May 31, 2015 to help DJ and Emma take their dream trips with their families.

DJ is a seven-year-old boy from Macomb who battles Leukemia. He dreams of going to Disney World to meet his favorite character, Spider-Man.

Emma is a 16-year-old from Harrison Township who dreams of swimming in Hawaii with her family. Emma is battling brain cancer.

“We are grateful to have raised $32,000 to fulfill dreams last year, and our goal is to raise even more money this year,” said Lou Campos, Michigan Director of Branch Banking at TCF Bank. “Children fighting life-threatening illnesses and their families have experienced the unimaginable. The least we can do is help them have fun and live life to the fullest by making their dreams come true.”

“We are grateful to TCF Bank for bringing smiles to the faces of these brave kids,” said Mary Grace McCarter, Executive Director at The Rainbow Connection. “The donations from TCF Bank’s customers and employees will have an immediate and positive impact on the lives of children and their families throughout Michigan.”

About The Rainbow Connection

Founded in 1985 by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in memory of his best friend and two children who died in a plane crash, The Rainbow Connection makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life-threatening illnesses and provides emergency support to their families. From something as simple as a new computer to meeting the President of the United States at the White House to the most requested wish of all, a trip to Disney World®, The Rainbow Connection has made dreams come true for over 2,500 children. To learn more about The Rainbow Connection or to donate to make dreams come true for kids across Michigan, go to or call 248-601-9474.

About TCF

TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of Dec. 31, 2014, TCF had $19 billion in total assets and 379 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 the U.S. and Canada. For more information about TCF, please visit

TCF Bank
Mark Goldman, 952-745-7050
[email protected]
The Rainbow Connection
Mary Grace McCarter, 248-601-9474
[email protected]

Source: TCF Financial Corporation

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