Northwestern Mutual Foundation awards grants through Days of Sharing

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation has announced the recipients of its “Days of Sharing” campaign grant funds. The campaign awards $100,000 to 25 area nonprofit organizations that have been nominated by Northwestern Mutual employees. Winning organizations receive the funds in nominating employees’ names.

“Northwestern Mutual employees have a long history of giving back to the community,” said John Kordsmeier, president of the foundation. “This is a unique way for us to recognize and honor the passion that employees have for strengthening the places where we live and work.”

Recipients are:

*Hartland Arrowhead School – Broadway Company
*Milwaukee Gay Arts Center
*Running Rebels Community Organization
*Shorewood Intermediate School
*Tosa Cares
*Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle (CBCGC) Inc.
*Family Promise of Washington County
*My Good Mourning Place
*Ozaukee Family Services
*St. Matthew’s School – Oak Creek
*Howard Avenue Montessori School
*Milwaukee Chinese Community Center
*Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
*Vital Voices for Mental Health
*Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association
*Alzheimer’s Association
*Bay View Community Center
*Literacy Services of Wisconsin
*Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund)
*Woodland Pattern Book Center
*LeRoy Butler Breast Cancer Foundation
*Lutheran Social Services – Birth to Three Program
*National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter
*Next Door Foundation Inc.
*VSA Wisconsin

The 2012 “Days of Sharing” campaign generated nominations from more than 770 employees. Each winning organization was selected at random throughout November. The campaign awards recipients funds from $1,000 to $10,000.

Since the campaign started five years ago, the foundation has distributed more than $600,000 in grants to nonprofits on behalf of employees.

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