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Remarkable volunteerism recognized with 2013 Community Service Awards
Northwestern Mutual awards $275,000 in grants to nonprofits across the country

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's helping kids with cancer, founding an organization to research a rare disease or participating in local chapters of national organizations, Northwestern Mutual financial professionals are changing their communities for the better.     


To honor this commitment, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, recognized 26 financial professionals with the company's 2013 Community Service Award. The accolade highlighted the exemplary service volunteers have demonstrated and awarded each winner's nonprofit with a grant for $10,000.

Johnathan Williams, a financial representative intern at Northwestern Mutual – Carolina Condrey Group, Raleigh, N.C. is this year's Intern Community Service Award recipient. Enable America, a nonprofit that works to increase employment for disabled military members returning from service, received a $10,000 grant in honor of Williams' work with the organization.

"The best way to catalyze community engagement is to set a personal example of volunteerism," said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "Johnathan, along with the rest of the winners, are prime examples of how we can each take responsibility and improve the lives of our neighbors in each of our communities."

Since 1995, the company has donated more than $3 million to nonprofits on behalf of its representatives.

2013 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winners



Office Location

Charles (Chad) Greer, CLU®

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

Nashville, Tenn.

Matthew Banderman

Bethany Christian Services

St. Louis, Missouri

Jeffrey Baron, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

Wildflower Camp Foundation

Boston, Mass.

Jay DeFinis

Cornerstone of Hope


Brian Eder, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Lake Elmo, Minn.

Nathan Fikse

Starlight Children's Foundation

Newport Beach, Calif.

Paul Glowienke, MBA

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

Newport Beach, Calif.

Stephen Grant, CLU®

Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation

Greenville, S.C.

Allen (Jack) Head III, CLU®, CASL®

Macon Outreach at Mulberry

Macon, Ga.

Kurtis Kidder, J.D.,  ChFC®, CFP®, AEP

Envision Unlimited


Dimitrios Kiniris, CLU®, ChFC®

Junior Achievement of Sacramento

Sacramento, Calif.

Heidi Leslie

Brodyn's Friends Foundation, Inc.

Akron, Ohio

Jessica Majeski, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CASL®

Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation

Clearwater, Fla.

Chad Opel

Edwardsville Neighbors in Need

Edwardsville, Ill.

Stephen Owings, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Road Safe America


Jodi Panagakos

Make-A-Wish South Carolina

Greenville, S.C.

Marycatherine Parr, ChFC®, CASL®

The March of Dimes

Westport, Conn.

Alex Rosenblatt, CLTC

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

San Francisco

Rachel San Miguel Salts

Cossaboom YMCA


Eugene Shkolnikov

Kings Bay YM-YWHA Inc.

New York

Nicholas Stamboulis

Lea's Foundation for Leukemia Research Inc.

West Hartford, Conn.

Stephen Sultan

Community Mayors, Inc.

N. Woodmere, N.Y.

Joe Teague, CLU®

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Inc.

Tampa, Fla.

Thomas Walder, CLU®, CLTC



Johnathan Williams (Intern CSA winner)

Enable America

Raleigh, N.C.

Richard Woo

Grip Outreach for Youth


About the 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 $250 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 is among the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2013 according to FORTUNE® magazine and has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 156 years. As a mutual company with $1.4 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time.

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 holistic 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; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

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