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Northwestern Mutual Debuts Art Exhibit Designed to Catalyze Community Involvement
Giving Gallery: Community in Process, now open to the public, embodies the spirit of philanthropy

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual has created a first-of-its-kind model to showcase community renewal, titled Giving Gallery: Community in Process. Now open in the public space of the company's Tower and Commons, it illustrates how, when all of us come together, we can reach our greatest potential.

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Nova Czarnecki chose to represent the Northwestern Mutual Foundation symbolically through nature imagery, showcasing the connections between the Foundation, its partners and the deep roots these organizations have in the community.

Giving Gallery: Community in Process celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, and its impact in collaboration with nonprofit partners. Since 1992, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has given more than $320 million to community nonprofits, $87 million of which has been received by the nonprofit partners highlighted in the exhibit.

"At its core, this exhibit is a testament to the lives that have been changed through our Foundation's partnership with truly remarkable nonprofits," said Eric Christophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "The dedication of these organizations has improved the quality of life for thousands of people in our community; we want everyone to experience the power of this collective impact and have the opportunity to join us moving forward."

The exhibit consists of 26 pieces of original artwork, completed by 17 artists with Wisconsin ties. The artwork spans a variety of media, including an 8-foot pigeon sculpture representing the Milwaukee Public Museum, a serigraph print for Milwaukee Succeeds and a digital slideshow capturing personal journeys of children with cancer. Each artist was paired with one or more nonprofits to bring to life the stories of these organizations and their profound impact in collaboration with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

Locally, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation works to improve education, revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the quality of life in its hometown of Milwaukee. Nationally, the Foundation works to accelerate the search cures and support families affected by childhood cancer.

The gallery, at no cost to the public, will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees will be encouraged to get involved with the organizations that move them personally through donations, volunteer opportunities and more.

To plan your visit, and learn more about the participating nonprofits and artists, visit the website for more information.

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 $265.0 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 97 on the 2017 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).

Visitors are encouraged to share how they will volunteer, donate or advocate for causes that matter to them that continue to better the community.

 

Sculptor Tom Queoff was moved to create this 8-foot pigeon, representing the Milwaukee Public Museum. The Milwaukee Public Museum is home to one of the only specimens of the passenger pigeon, a now extinct bird.

 

Located in the lobby of the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons, The Giving Gallery: Community in Process celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

 

Since 2013, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has invested in the continued development of Milwaukee through the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods. Artist Shelby Keefe’s work features strong neighborhoods that foster solid families, happy children and leaders looking to enact further change.

 

To commemorate the Foundation’s commitment to the fight against childhood cancer, The Giving Gallery features photos taken by Mike Miller of children and their families in their cancer journeys. These photos sit in tandem with furniture maker Jordan Waraska’s crafted table and seats. Since 2012, Northwestern Mutual has been committed to funding research and providing help for families during treatment, as well as supporting survivors and their families.

 

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