TCF supports causes in Ill., Wis. and Mich.

TCF Bank raised more than $150,000 in three Midwestern states; funds raised were directed to support families affected by autism and to support breast cancer research.

The bank, based in Wayzata, Minn., raised $130,000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation, drawing donations from TCF customers and team members from 139 branches across Illinois and Wisconsin. The donations will be distributed in communities in Chicago and Peoria, Ill., along with Komen affiliates in Wisconsin.

The $23 billion bank has raised more than $900,000 for the Komen foundation in the past six years. “We are grateful for the overwhelming support the TCF team members and customers provide through in-branch fundraising and donations,” said Bonnie Gordon, executive director of Susan G. Komen Chicago.

Lou Campos, director of retail banking at TCF, said the bank is committed to the foundation’s mission to find a cure. “Fighting breast cancer is a cause that is close to our hearts as our colleagues, customers, friends and family members continue to battle the disease,” Campos said.

“Our goals are to fund more research, offer more community support and provide more time for people bravely facing breast cancer,” Gordon said. “TCF Bank continuously supports our efforts and helps make our mission a reality.

Additionally, 50 TCF branches in Michigan teamed up to support those affected by autism by donating $25,000 to Jack’s Place, a Michigan non-profit that provides support, education and services to families that face the daily challenges that come with autism. “We are proud to support a local organization that supports local families,” said Camilla Stenson of TCF’s retail banking.

TCF raised more than $50,000 for Jack’s Place in two years, helping more than 10,000 families, that “were able to receive scholarships to participate in dance, theatre, sports and art programs, as well as attend Family Fun Days and Halloween celebrations,” said Jennie Spring, director of communications at Jack’s Place.