Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is recognizing local area nonprofits with grants totaling $225,000 through its Days of Sharing program. Now in its seventh year, the Days of Sharing program provides employees with the opportunity to nominate a nonprofit organization in the Milwaukee area to receive funding from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.
“Our Days of Sharing program allows our employees to recognize local nonprofits that enrich and improve our communities,” said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Employees at Northwestern Mutual have a shared passion of giving back, this program is a way for us to spotlight their dedication and volunteer service.”
More than 700 employees nominated their preferred local nonprofit. The 25 winning grants were chosen at random each day for a week in November and range in size from $1,000 to $10,000. Watch employee winners being surprised by clicking http://youtu.be/EKUqaHDPQ6k.
2014 Days of Sharing winning organizations include:
ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis)
Alexander Hamilton Jr. Wildcat Football Foundation Inc.
ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
City on a Hill
Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle
Fondy Food Center
Gift of Adoption Fund
Jewish Family Services
Katy’s Kloset – Team Up with Families
Milwaukee Public Museum
National Multiple Sclerosis Society – WI
PEARLS for Teen Girls
Project Concern St. Francis/Cudahy
Rides & Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
Schools That Can Milwaukee
St. Thomas More High School
String Academy of Wisconsin
Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center
Wauwatosa East Band Boosters
In addition, Northwestern Mutual provided employees the chance to vote for pre-selected nonprofits to receive grants totaling $125,000. This year the five chosen include Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Fisher House Wisconsin, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. Since 2007, the company has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants on behalf of its employees through Days of Sharing.