Northwestern Mutual increasing 2013 giving to $16.9 million

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Largest corporate giver in Wisconsin will grow efforts to strengthen Milwaukee and fight against pediatric cancer

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 8, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is increasing its charitable giving in fiscal year 2013 to $16.9 million, up $200,000 from its 2012 contributions.

The majority of funds will further strengthen Greater Milwaukee's most exceptional nonprofits, while a portion will power the company's Pediatric Cancer Program, which launched in July. In addition to financial support, Northwestern Mutual gives back through volunteering. More than 1,000 Northwestern Mutual employees donate a collective 21,000 hours each year to community volunteer efforts, including mentoring, serving on nonprofit boards and participating in charity drives.

"Our long-term goal is to harness the power of our employees, field force and Foundation to support kids across the street and across the country," said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "Northwestern Mutual will continue to be one of the largest corporate givers in the state of Wisconsin – and we'll continue to be a leading funder of UPAF and United Way of Greater Milwaukee."

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