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The majority of funds will further strengthen
"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
The foundation of Northwestern Mutual's philanthropic focus in the
Milwaukeeas a destination – By supporting Greater Milwaukee's cultural attractions and events, the company will help make the city a great place to visit, work and live.
- Providing opportunities foracademic success– By working with area nonprofits, Northwestern Mutual is committing to improving the academic success of underserved children in
Milwaukeeby ensuring that all students have the opportunity to succeed and stay in school.
- Building neighborhood capacity – By collaborating with local partners as well as the
U.S. Department of Justiceand its Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, the company will help strengthen three distressed Milwaukeeneighborhoods: Amani, Metcalfe Parkand Muskego Way. The goal is to build welcoming, safe and healthy neighborhoods with access to quality education.
"The strongest plans always begin with a firm foundation," said Kordsmeier. "We believe distressed
On a national front, Northwestern Mutual's philanthropic focus on fighting pediatric cancer will continue, with funds allocated to research and support for families who are living with the challenges of these diseases.
"Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 in the U.S., yet research to cure childhood cancer is still vastly and consistently under funded," Kordsmeier said. "Our giving will help strengthen the communities where we live and work, accelerate the search for a cure to childhood cancer and support kids and families fighting the disease."
As part of its Pediatric Cancer Program, Northwestern Mutual is teaming up with Alex's
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