The Northwestern Mutual Foundation announced today that it is donating more than $275,000 to 25 non-profit organizations across the U.S. through its national Community Service Award program. The annual competition, open to more than 9,000 Northwestern Mutual financial representatives and assistant financial representatives recognizes exemplary volunteer commitment to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects. The program, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, has contributed nearly $3 million to almost 300 nonprofit organizations throughout the country on behalf of Community Service Award winners.
Twenty-four "Outstanding Volunteers," are recognized and honored for their achievements with a grant of $10,000 to each organization they represent. One "Most Exceptional Volunteer" is named and awarded a $25,000 grant for their designated nonprofit. (see list of winners below)
"Northwestern Mutual is pleased to extend its financial strength to help support strong communities across the country," said Edward J. Zore, chairman and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual. "Our financial representatives are deeply committed to serving their communities."
2009 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Winner's Name Organization Represented City State
Stephen Owings - Road Safe America, Inc. New York NY
Scott Ashline Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego CA
Paul Glowienke Tiger Woods Learning Center Newport CA
Jack Moore III Church of the Ascension Denver CO
Nicholas Stamboulis Lea's Foundation for Leukemia West CT
Research, Inc. Hartford
A. Jackson Head III Macon Outreach at Mulberry Macon GA
George Brunscheen Boy Scouts of America, Hawkeye Cedar Rapids IA
Donald Draudt Big Shoulders Fund Chicago IL
Tobias Eng Lydia Home Chicago IL
Kurtis Kidder Envision Unlimited Chicago IL
David Stuart Children's Memorial Hospital Naperville IL
James Donovan Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center Baxter MN
Brad Swiggart St. Mark's Transportation for Lincoln NE
Andy Schwartz New Jersey SEEDS, Inc. Fairfield NJ
Susan Tudor Children's Specialized Hospital Fairhaven NJ
Brian Gonzales Grand Prix De Santa Fe, Inc. Santa Fe NM
Gary Davis Shriners Hospitals for Children Las Vegas NV
Thomas Breitfeller The Mercy Inn Babylon NY
Stephen Sultan Community Mayors, Inc. N. Woodmere NY
Eugene Forsythe A.D. Players Houston TX
Chris Messick Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Dallas TX
Steve Miura Any Baby Can Child and Family Austin TX
Kimberly Hogle Seattle Brain Cancer Walk Seattle WA
Thomas Goris, Jr. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee WI
Janet Voigt Family Connections, Inc. Sheboygan WI
About Northwestern Mutual
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company - Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability 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; and Russell Investments. Further information can be found at http://www.northwesternmutual.com/.
The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is committed to improving quality of life by concentrating its charitable contributions in the areas of Education, Health and Human Services, and Arts and Culture. In 2008, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation contributed $19.5 million to community betterment, both locally and nationally.
Further information can be found at http://www.northwesternmutual.com/.
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