Community Involvement

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Northwestern Mutual is committed to accelerating the search for a cure to childhood cancer while supporting families undergoing treatment and survivors suffering from late effects. Since 2012, Northwestern Mutual has contributed over $20 million, funding more than 240,000 hours of research to help find better treatments and cures for the disease through our exclusive partnership with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Learn more about Northwestern Mutual's commitment to finding a cure through the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.

The Million Mile

Whether you are a casual walker or jogger, an avid cyclist or marathoner, YOU can make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer. Join us all month long by logging your miles to raise awareness and funds through The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Million Mile.

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6th Annual BIG Event

JUNE 2018 - Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities is dedicated to giving back to our local communities and for 6 years we've dedicated one day each year to doing just that; our annual BIG Event. Each year, our offices choose a charity, foundation, or service project to donate their time to. The Mendota Heights office partnered with Feed My Starving Children which exemplifies our pillars of focus, fun, faith, family and future. Our 65 volunteers packaged over 51,000 meals which will go towards feeding 140 children every day for a year in underprivileged countries all over the world. We are proud to have members of Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities that are dedicated to various causes and continue to serve their communities throughout the year.

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Pinky Swear Foundation

Northwestern Mutual – Twins Cities and the Pinky Swear Foundation have created a great relationship over the last couple of years due to their shared passion for helping people in their community. Mitch Chepokas, a brave, young boy’s story touch our hearts and has made a lasting impression on our organization.

In honor of Mitch, the foundation has created a wonderful community and events to help support families around the country who are battling cancer. We are very fortunate to have participated in the Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon in August 2015, 2016 & 2017. The experience we had meeting the participants and awarding them with their finishing medals as they crossed the finish line has left a lasting impression our group. We’ve also participated in the Pinky Swear Foundation Golf Tournament and National Pinky Swear Day at Mall of America handing out orange beanie hats over the holidays. We are honored to show continued support of this great Foundation, and look forward to all future events!

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Brad Vick Honors Brother as Recipient of Most Exceptional Community Service Award from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation

AUGUST 2014 - Contributing to the community is a way of life for Brad Vick. In honor of the work he does with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Minnesota Chapter, Vick has been awarded the 2014 Most Exceptional Community Service Award by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. The award is presented annually to 16 Northwestern Mutual financial professionals who demonstrate exemplary service with a local nonprofit. As part of the award, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Minnesota Chapter will receive a $20,000 grant from the Foundation in Vick's honor. Please take a few minutes to view Brad's humbling video focusing on his mission to make his brother's dream come true.

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Beyond The Yellow Ribbon

In 2014, Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities was named a Yellow Ribbon Company because of our alignment in beliefs and values. A Yellow Ribbon Company is a broad, organizational structured company with national, regional and statewide influence. In addition, a Yellow Ribbon Company needs to contain essential areas including a HR Recruiting, HR Policy, Procedure Department, Training and Development, Community and Employee Outreach, and Support Departments. A Yellow Ribbon Company unites all key areas within a company structure to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates these areas throughout the company for the purpose of proactively supporting Servicemembers and miliary families.

Northwestern Mutual supports Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities is proud to participate in Northwestern Mutual's philanthropic program to accelerate finding a cure for childhood cancers and offer support for families facing the struggles of this disease. The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is partnering with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a national organization with expertise and programs to help us reach these goals.

This multi-year commitment harnesses the passion of thousands of Northwestern Mutual's field force members, including their families, friends and clients to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow to children and families battling this disease.

Northwestern Mutual was the Presenting Sponsor of The Wish Ball of Make-A-Wish® Minnesota

MAY 2013 - Northwestern Mutual was honored to be the Presenting Sponsor of The Wish Ball, the annual black-tie gala of Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. On May 18th, 2013 Northwestern Mutual celebrated wishes come true and helped raisie funds to help grant the wishes of Minnesota children with life-threatening medical conditions. The two local offices of Northwestern Mutual, The Columns Resource Group and Northwestern Mutual - Twin Cities, partnered together to be the presenting sponsor of The Wish Ball.


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