Northwestern Mutual Foundation grants promote Milwaukee

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin, is giving $450,000 in grants to help seven nonprofit organizations that promote culture and sports in Wisconsin.
From after-hours events to hands-on children’s activities, the nonprofit recipients are shaping the Milwaukee experience, according to the foundation.
"Events and attractions create more than just good memories – they also help to attract and retain businesses and a talented workforce to Milwaukee," said Deanna Tillisch, Northwestern Mutual Foundation vice president. "These kinds of investments help to strengthen our economy by making the Milwaukee area a great place to live, work and play."
The recipients of the grants include the Milwaukee Art Museum’s MAM After Dark program; the Brewers Community Foundation’s Stealing for Miracles program; the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts’ Destination Marketing Package; the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Mummies of the World exhibit; Milwaukee World Festival Inc.’s Summerfest Children’s Zone; the Milwaukee Zoological Society’s Munchkin Dairy Farm; and the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center’s Making Milwaukee a Green Destination program.
"MAM After Dark provides exceptional opportunities for creative, educational programming in the Milwaukee area, attracting visitors from all over the region, including people from outside of Milwaukee," said Daniel Keegan, director, Milwaukee Art Museum. "The support of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation makes it possible to introduce diverse audiences to new cultures, music, and art forms."


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