Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual, through its charitable foundation, has provided $225,000 in grants to non-profits in both its hometown and New York.
Following an employee nomination process during the company’s “Days of Sharing” program, Northwestern Mutual selected 25 non-profit organizations to receive grants of between $1,000 and $10,000.
“Fostering community improvement is such an integral piece of our company’s belief system, and our employees are the greatest champions of this,” said Eric Christophersen, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Days of Sharing provides them with the very personal opportunity to advocate for causes and organizations most meaningful to them.”
Employees also voted for pre-selected non-profits to receive grants totaling $125,000. The 2018 employee choice winners included the Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee Women’s Center, ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis), the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance’s Save the Soldiers Home campaign, and Courage MKE.
Since its inception in 1992, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has given more than $320 million to support children and families in need.