Northwestern Mutual Foundation supports literacy initiatives

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation has announced it will award more than $1.1 million in grants, to support literacy and increase access to higher education for students throughout Milwaukee and the rest of the state.
“Supporting programs that improve literacy and make the dream of college a financial reality are critical long-term investments in Wisconsin’s future,” said Kimberley Goode, Northwestern Mutual Foundation president. “These grants will directly impact our community’s ability to unlock the potential of Wisconsin’s next generation and advance their development.”
The foundation awarded 29 grants to area organizations, 18 of the grants were for K-12 programs that align with the Foundations objective of insuring academic achievement through literacy; and eleven foundation grants support higher education.
Marquette University is receiving two Foundation grants, including funds to financially assist four first-generation college students and support the construction of the new Eckstein Hall at the Marquette University Law School.
“A high-quality education cultivates future generations of community and business leaders, adding to the long-term stability of our city and state,” said Julie Tolan, vice president for university advancement at Marquette University. “The support of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation – our longtime neighbor – will uplift first generation college scholars and Milwaukee’s law school.”
Organizations receiving grants include: Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee, City Year Milwaukee, Franklin Educational Foundation, Hope Middle School, Marquette University High School, Milwaukee College Preparatory School, Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, MPTV Friends Inc., Next Door Foundation, The Parenting Network, Partners Advancing Values in Education, Pearls for Teen Girls, SHARP Literacy Inc., St. Marcus Lutheran School, United Community Center, Urban Day School, Admission Possible, Alverno College, Carroll University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Foundation.

Sign up for BizTimes Daily Alerts

Stay up-to-date on the people, companies and issues that impact business in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

No posts to display