TCF Named Emerging Partner of the Year by Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Company Release - 8/20/2018 10:10 AM ET

Top award recognizes TCF’s exceptional commitment to promoting financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship; TCF commits $100,000 over four years to Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

WAYZATA, Minn. & MAPLEWOOD, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TCF Financial Corporation (TCF) (NYSE: TCF) and Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM) announce today that TCF received the Emerging Partner of the Year Award from JAUM. This award recognizes JAUM partners that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the organization’s mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.

TCF supported the organization by implementing a JAUM Corporate Council, a group of TCF team members who are dedicated to promoting JAUM’s mission throughout the company, and coordinated two Junior Achievement (JA) events called JA-in-a-Day, where schools receive one day of JA programming. Team members also participated in JA bigBowl, JAUM’s largest fundraising event, and volunteered at JA BizTown, a simulated city where middle school students run an economy for a day.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award that recognizes our team members who are preparing today’s youth to succeed in life through financial education,” said Kent Engler, Minnesota director of retail banking at TCF Bank and board member at Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. “We look forward to deepening our relationship with Junior Achievement and are excited to volunteer in JA’s new building, where TCF’s name proudly will be showcased. Thank you to all of our team members who volunteered their time and energy to teach financial education and served as mentors for young people.”

“We’re grateful for our partnership with TCF Bank,” said Gina Blayney, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. “By encouraging their employees to volunteer their time and expertise, and by providing financial support for our programs, local students are learning 21st century skills that will help them succeed in school and beyond.”

Beyond team member involvement and volunteerism, the TCF Foundation has donated more than $155,000 over the years to JAUM, and this year it approved a pledge of $100,000 over the next four years as JAUM builds a new facility near the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

TCF supports financial education for all ages: JA volunteers mentor elementary and middle school students as they develop their financial literacy skills and TCF’s two financial education programs, the TCF Financial Scholars Program and the TCF Financial Fitness Program, help high school students and adults continue to build their financial well-being. To learn more about TCF’s financial education programs, visit

To learn more about the work JA is doing in a community near you, visit

About TCF

TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national bank holding company. As of June 30, 2018 TCF had $23 billion in total assets and 315 bank 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 and equipment finance in all 50 states and commercial inventory finance in all 50 states and Canada. For more information about TCF, visit

About Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest has been serving students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin since 1949. During the 2017-2018 school year, we reached more than 165,500 students in grades K-12 with financial literacy, college and career readiness and entrepreneurship education. Our programs are implemented by more than 10,000 volunteers, mostly business professionals, who share their skills and experience to motivate and inspire students to succeed. Learn more at

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TCF Financial Corporation
Mark Goldman, 952-475-7050
Junior Achievement
Lori R. Dossett, 651-255-0038

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