MILWAUKEE, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual, a leading national financial security company, is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. The company, through its Foundation, is donating $100,000 to the Texas Children's Cancer Center Family Emergency Fund for Hurricane Harvey relief.
Texas Children's Cancer Center Family Emergency Fund supports patients and their families that struggle with basic needs that are critical for their treatment and health. The Emergency Fund helps families with everyday needs, such as transportation to appointments, food and shelter. Because of the disaster affecting the Houston area, there is a greater need to help local families undergoing pediatric cancer treatments.
"The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey is vast and impacting many patients undergoing care at Texas Children's Cancer Center," said Eric Christophersen, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "These resources will help support families during their time of need as the hurricane recovery takes place."
Northwestern Mutual has been partnering with Texas Children's Cancer Center since 2012 to support the fight against childhood cancer and advance research.
Northwestern Mutual recently announced its support to the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program through a $250,000 donation, which provides aid in nearly 64,000 disasters each year, funding food, shelter, supplies, medical and emotional support. In addition, the company's employees and financial advisors have contributed more than $40,000 to the recovery efforts in Houston through the American Red Cross.
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 $300 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 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident so they can live life differently. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 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 holds more than $100 billion of client assets as a part of its wealth management company 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 2017.
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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