Fund created to help in search for Thomas Hecht

BROOKFIELD -- North Shore Bank has established a fund for Thomas Hecht, the missing 28-year-old Milwaukee man. All donations will go toward search efforts in the case.

Hecht was last seen Saturday, March 10th at Rosie’s bar on Water Street. He was taking part in the “Shamrock Shindig” bar crawl.

Anyone can make a donation to the “Thomas Hecht Fund” at any North Shore Bank location throughout Wisconsin. To find a branch near you, visit

“Our hearts are breaking over our son and brother Tom's disappearance. Our goal has been to work together as a community to find and bring Tom home, and we have just been overwhelmed by the response we have received,” said Shelly Hecht. “Tom will be proud that so many people care about him. We are grateful to North Shore Bank for offering to assist us by creating the Thomas Hecht Fund, which we will use to expand our search efforts. Please know that your kindness towards Tom means the world to us and keeps our hope alive.”

“It takes considerable resources to continue this important search for Tom and so many in the community are looking for ways to assist,” said Sue Doyle, vice president of branch operations for the bank. “We are happy to help Tom’s family by establishing this fund.”