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The Rainbow Connection Receives $25,000 to Help Dreams Come True for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Company Release - 6/25/2015 12:27 PM ET

The Rainbow Connection received $80,000 from TCF Bank and its customers in Michigan during the past three years

WAYZATA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF National Bank (TCF Bank), a subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE:TCB), and The Rainbow Connection, a nonprofit organization that makes dreams come true for Michigan children with life-threatening illnesses, today announced TCF Bank customers and employees raised $25,000 to grant the wishes of five Michigan children in 2015. Children will receive a trip to Disney World®, a shopping spree to a favorite store, and a trip to Hawaii. The Rainbow Connection has never turned down a wish for any child in Michigan. During the past three years, TCF Bank customers and employees have raised $80,000 for The Rainbow Connection.

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From left to right: Mary Grace McCarter, Executive Director, The Rainbow Connection; Fred Hoffman, B ...

From left to right: Mary Grace McCarter, Executive Director, The Rainbow Connection; Fred Hoffman, Board Member, The Rainbow Connection; Frank Kasten, TCF Bank Regional Manager; Cathy Pardon, TCF Bank Fundraising Committee Member; L. Brooks Patterson, Founder, The Rainbow Connection; Greg Anderson, President, The Rainbow Connection (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are grateful for the generosity and support from our customers and employees who donated to The Rainbow Connection,” said Lou Campos, TCF’s director of retail banking. “We are excited to give back to our community by bringing smiles to children’s faces and creating lasting memories for their families.”

“We are grateful to TCF Bank, their employees and their customers who supported The Rainbow Connection for the past three years,” said Mary Grace McCarter, executive director at The Rainbow Connection. “TCF Bank raised funds for children battling life-threatening illnesses and provided them and their families a respite from medical treatments. On behalf of these children and families, we are so very grateful.”

About TCF
TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of March 31, 2015, TCF had $20 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 all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit

About The Rainbow Connection
Founded in 1985 by Oakland Count 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 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 Michigan 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.

TCF Bank
Mark Goldman, 952-475-7050
[email protected]
The Rainbow Connection
Mary Grace McCarter, 248-601-9474
[email protected]

Source: TCF Financial Corporation

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