Northwestern Mutual gives $594,000 to local attractions

Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., through its foundation, announced Tuesday that it is donating $594,000 in grants to support projects of nonprofit organizations that the company says, “help make Milwaukee an attractive place to live, work and play.”

The grant recipients (and their projects) are: Brewers Community Foundation (Stolen Bases, Happy Faces), Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin (Discoverer’s Fund), Friends of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (Reforestation Demonstration and Community Education Project), Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM After Dark), Milwaukee Public Museum (Real Pirates exhibit), Milwaukee World Festival (Summerfest) and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (improvements to the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm).

Northwestern Mutual said that by supporting the organizations and their projects the company, hopes to continue increasing Milwaukee’s attractiveness to prospective employees.

“Northwestern Mutual has had roots in southeastern Wisconsin for more than 155 years and we are committed to supporting this region where our 5,000 employees live and work,” said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “These grants will further strengthen Milwaukee’s image to tourists, and help Northwestern Mutual and other Milwaukee area employers attract exceptional employees in the future.”

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