MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is showcasing its employees’ passion for community support through its annual Days of Sharing program. Beginning in October, company employees throughout its campuses participated in providing local nonprofit organizations the opportunity to receive funding on behalf of Northwestern Mutual in grants totaling $225,000. Following an employee nomination process, 25 nonprofit organizations have been randomly selected to receive $1,000 to $10,000 grants totaling $100,000 on behalf of company employees.

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“Fostering community improvement is such an integral piece of our company’s beliefs system, and our employees are the greatest champions of this,” said Eric Christophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Days of Sharing provides them the very personal opportunity to advocate for the causes and organizations most meaningful to them.”

Employees were also encouraged to vote for pre-selected nonprofits to receive grants totaling $125,000; these pre-selected nonprofits were designated by either Northwestern Mutual’s employee resource groups or other coalitions of active employee volunteers. The 2018 employee choice winners include Save the Soldiers Home (Milwaukee Preservation Alliance), Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee Women’s Center, ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis) and Courage MKE.

2018 Days of Sharing recipient organizations:

Organization

Region

Katy’s Kloset

Milwaukee

Franklin Education Foundation

Milwaukee

La Causa, Inc.

Milwaukee

PRISM Economic Development Corporation

Milwaukee

The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter

Milwaukee

Earthjustice

New York

Edible Schoolyard New York

New York

Bread of Healing Free Clinic

Milwaukee

Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School 74

New York

Scimitar Foundation

Milwaukee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

Milwaukee

Wisconsin Hero Outdoors

Milwaukee

Saint Mary’s University Swim and Dive Team

Milwaukee

Milwaukee German Immersion School

Milwaukee

Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle

Milwaukee

Bethany Christian Services

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals

Milwaukee

Croatian Eagles Soccer Club

Milwaukee

Radio Milwaukee 88.9

Milwaukee

Chasing Chad

Milwaukee

Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Penfield Montessori Academy

Milwaukee

TOSA Aquatic Club

Milwaukee

Life Navigators

Milwaukee

Bethany Lutheran School

Milwaukee

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 $320 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. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $265 billion in assets, $28.1 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company manages more than $125 billion of client assets through its wealth management and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 104 on the 2018 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2018.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) 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) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

 

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