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Northwestern Mutual celebrates the season of giving with $225,000 donation to Milwaukee-area nonprofits

Milwaukee residents awarded grants for local organizations during annual Days of Sharing program

By - Dec 1st, 2016 11:05 am

MILWAUKEE, December 1, 2016 – Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is acknowledging organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Milwaukee community by awarding $225,000 in grants to deserving nonprofits. Through its Days of Sharing program, 25 local organizations will receive $1,000 to $10,000 grants on behalf of Northwestern Mutual employees. Milwaukee residents Denise Hashek, Melissa Vaughn, Christopher Coleman, Tamila Reed, Steven Jackson and Sarah Basterash were chosen to receive grant funds in their names for The Turkey ClubCynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving CircleMilwaukee Urban League Young ProfessionalsFirst StageHuntington’s Disease Society of WI and SaintA.

“At Northwestern Mutual, giving back is a part of our culture so we are fortunate to have employees who are dedicated to strengthening their local communities,” said Eric Christophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “The Days of Sharing program is a way we recognize their volunteer service for the worthy organizations in which they are personally involved.”

Hundreds of employees nominated their preferred local 501(c)3 nonprofit and the 25 winning grants were chosen at random. In addition, Northwestern Mutual provided its employees the chance to vote for pre-selected nonprofits to receive grants totaling $125,000. This year the six chosen include Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin, Diverse & Resilient, Make a Difference Wisconsin, Make a Wish Wisconsin, Milwaukee Homeless Veteran’s Initiative and PEARLS for Teen Girls. Since 2007, the company has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants on behalf of its employees through its Days of Sharing program.

About Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given more than $300 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $238.5 billion in assets, $27.9 billion in revenues and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2016.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC).

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