Strengthening Communities Where We Live and Work
In 2012, more than 1,000 Northwestern Mutual employees donated more than 25,000 hours to community volunteer efforts through group activities, mentoring, charity drives, and service on nonprofit boards. In addition, our financial representatives and staff volunteer thousands of hours in their local communities across the country. Together, we’re committed to strengthening families and building vibrant communities.
Our Community Impact Award recognizes volunteers from our field offices who collectively join forces to make a difference. The Foundation awards a total of $200,000 donated each year to nonprofits on behalf of the winners. See our volunteer stories at:
Brent's Place in Denver, CO
Kingdom House in St. Louis, MO
United Way in Cincinnati, OH
John Theissen Children's Foundation in Melville, NY
The Community Service Award recognizes 26 individuals from our field for their volunteer commitment. More than $3.5 million has been donated to nonprofits around the country since the award's inception in 1995. See the stories of our most exceptional Community Service Award winner and our Intern Community Service Award winner in 2012.
During Days of Sharing, the Foundation commits $100,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations nominated by employees. Grants are given annually in the name of the employee winners. Watch how we surprised our 2012 Days of Sharing winners.
Contributions to the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and United Way of Greater Milwaukee make a direct and immediate impact on the Greater Milwaukee community. Driven largely by employee volunteers and donations, Northwestern Mutual continues to be a leading corporate donor to both UPAF and United Way. More than $5.5 million was raised this fiscal year from employee, retiree and foundation contributions – a new record.
In 2012, our employees donated more than 25,000 hours to volunteerism. Mutual Friends brings together employees, retirees, family members and friends to lend a helping hand to community projects. Our Volunteer Support Program recognizes employees who volunteer 40+ hours a year through a $500 donation to a local nonprofit.
Matching Gifts supports quality educational institutions by matching dollar-for-dollar contributions made by our field force and employees. Since 1995, the foundation has matched $40 million in support of well over 30,000 accredited schools across the country.
Our Disaster Relief Program supports rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts following a natural disaster through a $500,000 grant to the American Red Cross.