Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship awarded $2,000 grant from Northwestern Mutual on behalf of Milwaukee resident

Jan. 11, 2012

MILWAUKEE – January 11, 2012 – Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship will receive a $2,000 grant from Northwestern Mutual, on behalf of its Foundation, on behalf of Milwaukee resident Bernadette Williams as part of Northwestern Mutual’s Days of Sharing program which encourages all employees to nominate local nonprofits they care deeply about to receive grants.

Williams works as a senior project manager at Northwestern Mutual.

“By nature, our employees are very active in the community. It’s part of our culture,” said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Days of Sharing is a chance for us to acknowledge all the great work that our employees do in the community by supporting those nonprofit organizations that they feel strongly about.”

More than 790 employees submitted Days of Sharing nominations this year, representing over 500 nonprofits and schools. The 25 winning grants were chosen at random from a computer database throughout the month of November and range in amount from $1,000 to $10,000.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants on behalf of its employees.

About Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship

The Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship empowers young people ages 9-24 to see themselves as “CEO of Me” as they experience personal and professional growth through programs and coaching related to financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The “CEO of Me” mindset empowers young people anywhere to become competitive professionals in contemporary business settings. The Center for Teaching Entrepreneurship accomplishes their mission through personal and professional enrichment experiences, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs, and individualized coaching.

About the Northwestern Mutual Foundation

The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation – the largest corporate giver in the state of Wisconsin – is to build strong, vibrant communities that serve as a legacy to future generations. The Foundation’s giving is designed to create an impact on the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. In fiscal year 2011, the Foundation contributed $15.4 million to nonprofit organizations across the country.

About Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) – “World’s Most Admired” life insurance company in 2011 according to FORTUNE® magazine, has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. As a mutual company with $1.2 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

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