Northwestern Mutual

About the Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Northwestern Mutual Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families. It supports programs that make a lasting impact in the community. 

Northwestern Mutual Foundation Building Strong Communities

Leadership Change at Northwestern Mutual Foundation

As of January 1, 2016 Eric Christophersen, will become vice president – strategic philanthropy and community relations and president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, replacing John Kordsmeier, who is retiring in March.

All of the Foundation’s deadlines, processes and focus areas will remain unchanged, as outlined on our nonprofit application pages.

Christophersen has more than 30 years of experience at Northwestern Mutual in leadership roles. He most recently served as president of the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. He also has deep ties to the local community and has been active with a variety of non-profit organizations including the UW Parkside Benevolent Foundation, the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, the American Lung Association of Wisconsin, and Make a Difference Wisconsin.

Whether empowering young minds, engaging local communities or providing support for those tackling childhood cancer, Northwestern Mutual is shaping a stronger world, one life at a time.

The mission of our Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need through financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and collaboration with community partners. We champion forward-thinking programs that make a lasting impact in the places where our employees and financial professionals live and work. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination.

We’re making our communities stronger. Together.


Award-Winning Community Commitment

Northwestern Mutual Foundation is earning recognition for the impact it makes on lives across the country, including these recent awards:

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