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Northwestern Mutual Will Help Nearly 2,000 Additional Milwaukee Students Enroll Over the Next Few Years, Advancing Quality Education in the City
Additional commitment of $5.7 million to support 40 Milwaukee-based nonprofits and schools, a bridge loan to Notre Dame School of Milwaukee for expansion of campus, as well as two grants supporting St. Marcus School and St. Augustine Preparatory Academy

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., Aug. 22, 2023 – Northwestern Mutual has long been committed to investing in high-quality education to help close the opportunity gap for Milwaukee-area students. Over the last 25 years, the company has contributed more than $60 million to support these efforts. Today Northwestern Mutual is committing to an additional $5.7 million to support 40 Milwaukee-based nonprofits and schools, which includes a bridge loan to Notre Dame School of Milwaukee and two capital grants to St. Marcus School and St. Augustine Prep. This will help to add an additional nearly 2,000 quality seats to classrooms over the next few years by expanding school campuses.

“Education is a core pillar to the work that we do at Northwestern Mutual. Milwaukee is home to a great number of talented students, and we want to continue to provide them with the foundation for a quality education and opportunities for career advancement,” said Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We are thrilled so many additional students will have the opportunity to benefit from the education of these three schools.”

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee, St. Marcus School, and St. Augustine Preparatory Academy are high-performing schools serving students from some of the company’s partner neighborhoods within Milwaukee and recipients of the company’s financial support.

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is investing in a $2 million bridge loan to Notre Dame School of Milwaukee to help purchase a third campus and increasing the number of high quality education seats, which will serve more than 300 students at the school’s new building over the next few years. The two grants will be issued to St. Marcus School and St. Augustine Prep with $450,000 and $225,000, respectively, adding capacity at the two schools. 

Learn more about the schools and the company’s support here:

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 $400 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 people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 165 years. Through a comprehensive planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what's most important. With more than $558 billion of total assets being managed across the company’s institutional portfolio as well as retail investment client portfolios, nearly $35 billion in revenues, and $2.2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than five million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. Northwestern Mutual ranked 111 on the 2023 FORTUNE 500.

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. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance). Not all Northwestern Mutual representatives are advisors. Only those representatives with "Advisor" in their title or who otherwise disclose their status as an advisor of NMWMC are credentialed as NMWMC representatives to provide investment advisory services.

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