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Northwestern Mutual Awards $285,000 in Grants to Nonprofits Nationwide
Financial representatives recognized for exemplary volunteer work with annual Community Service Award

MILWAUKEE, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's becoming a Big Brother, setting up a lemonade stand or advocating for economic and social equality for women and girls, Northwestern Mutual financial representatives are actively involved in their communities. To recognize this, Northwestern Mutual, through its foundation, is awarding financial representatives with the company's 2015 Community Service Award.

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. In total, the foundation is awarding $285,000 in grants.

"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, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "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.

Watch the YouTube videos of the most exceptional winners Steven L. Braun, Gay Davis, Aaron Miller and Robert Perry.

2015 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winners

Community Service Award Winners – Most Exceptional



Office Location

Steven L. Braun, CLU

Cures Within Reach

Chicago, Illinois

Gay Davis, CLU

Children's Cancer Association

Portland, Oregon

Aaron Miller, CLU, ChFC

Horizons for Homeless Children

Woburn, Massachusetts

Robert Perry

Open Hands Overflowing Hearts

Birmingham, Alabama

Community Service Awards

Kevin Bontrager, CLU, ChFC, AEP

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Thomas J. Canale, CLU, ChFC, CFP

Envision Unlimited

Chicago, Illinois

J. Michael Carroll, CLU

Fostering Hope Foundation

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Kaitlin Drennan

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Don Henderson, CLU, ChFC

Arlington Urban Ministries

Fort Worth, Texas

Amy Jamrog, CLU, ChFC, CASL

The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

Northampton, Massachusetts

Shawn Kelley, CLU, CFP

Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation

Cincinnati, Ohio

David Lively

Tennessee Donor Services

Kingsport, Tennessee

Mercer Caroline Smith

The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment (Swedish Medical Center Foundation)

Seattle, Washington

Scott Sparks, CLU, ChFC

Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation

Denver, Colorado

Timothy Szlosek, CLU, ChSNC

Spectrum of Dreams

Melville, New York

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 nearly $270 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 more than $217 billion in assets, $26 billion in revenues and more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.2 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services.

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, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.


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