Northwestern Mutual awards $285,000 in grants

Freeman Staff

March 11, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Northwestern Mutual announced Wednesday that it is donated $285,000 in grants through its foundation’s Community Service Award program.

Three winners in each of the four regions will receive a $15,000 or $20,000 grant for their nonprofit, while an additional winner per region is named most exceptional, earning $25,000 for their organization.

“Each year I’m overwhelmed by the outstanding work our financial representatives are doing in their communities and their strong spirit of giving is echoed across our company each day,” said John Kordsmeier, president of Northwestern Mutual Foundation, in a statement. “The impact of these individuals extends our business and reaches the heart of what we do every day by putting others first.”

Since 1995, the company has donated more than $4.6 million to nonprofits on behalf of its financial representatives.

None of the award recipients is in Wisconsin. They include Cures Within Reach and Envision Unlimited in Chicago and The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts in Northampton, Mass.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee and its subsidiaries.