Northwestern Mutual Foundation Honors 25 Top Volunteers

Donating $265,000 to service organizations nationwide

MILWAUKEE, July 21 /PRNewswire/ — The Northwestern Mutual Foundation announced today that they are donating $265,000 to 25 non-profit organizations across the U.S. through its national Community Service Award program. The annual competition, open to more than 9,000 representatives of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, recognizes exemplary volunteer involvement and dedication to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects.

Twenty-four “Outstanding Volunteers,” are recognized and honored for their achievements with a grant of $10,000 to each organization they represent. One “Most Exceptional Volunteer” is named and awarded a $25,000 grant for their designated non-profit. (see list of winners)

“At Northwestern Mutual we believe being a responsible corporate citizen includes giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Ed Zore, president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual. “Our Community Service Award program helps us achieve two goals. We recognize our representatives for their community involvement and we help improve the quality of life in the communities our representatives serve.”

Now in its 14th year, the Community Service Award program is open to more than 9,000 representatives of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and recognizes exemplary volunteer involvement and dedication to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects. Since its inception, more than $2.2 million has been contributed to over 200 non-profit organizations nationwide on behalf of Community Service Award winners.

About Northwestern Mutual

For more than 150 years, Northwestern Mutual has been helping its policyowners and clients achieve financial security. Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is the marketing name for the sales distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI – a FORTUNE 500 company with over $1 trillion of life insurance protection in force. The company maintains the highest available ratings for insurance financial strength from all four major rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings, A. M. Best and Moody’s.

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation is committed to improving quality of life by concentrating its charitable contributions in the areas of Health and Human Services, Education, and Arts and Culture. In 2007, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation contributed $14.4 million to community betterment, both locally and nationally.

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Winner’s Name Organization Represented City, State

Alexander Worldwide Children’s New York, NY
Conti-Most Foundation of New York

Mala Barrett Central Florida Chapter of Winter Park,
the Leukemia & Lymphoma FL

Ronald Beshear Cincinnati Hills Christian Cincinnati,
Academy OH

Arthur Blick Juvenile Diabetes Research Princeton,
Foundation-Mid-Jersey Chapter NJ

Carlos Bolano The Forge for Families, Inc. Houston, TX

Paul Castillo Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newport
Orange County Beach, CA

M. Elaine Kramden Institute, Inc. Raleigh, NC

S. Thomas GreenUp, Inc. Wellesley,
Greeley MA

Milton Hall Center for Disability Latham, NY
III Services

Brian Jones Southbury Volunteer Firemen’s Southbury,
Association, Inc. CT

Michael Camp Kudzu Alpharetta,
Kipniss GA

James Big Brothers Big Sisters of Crystal
Kratochvil McHenry County Lake, IL

Robert Latkany The Brooklyn Prep Alumni Rye Brook,
Association NY

David Lively Friendship Diner/First Broad Kingsport,
Street United Methodist TN

Thomas Habitat For Humanity of Port Gamble,
Moreland Kitsap County WA

Kurt Peterson Neighborhood Housing Services Provo, UT
of Provo

Carl Polhemus Denver Children’s Home Denver, CO

John Qualy Children’s Miracle Network St. Louis,

Richard Easter Seals New Hampshire Manchester,
Rawlings NH

Jennifer Juvenile Diabetes Research Toledo, OH
Russeau Foundation International-
Northwest Ohio Office

Manish Shah Isles, Inc. Princeton,

Allen Snyder Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Boston, MA
III Coalition

Joseph Sreshta Houston Food Bank Houston, TX

Irene Tabet Marin Charitable Association Larkspur, CA

Derek Tamm Miracle League of Central St. Cloud,
Minnesota MN

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Source: Northwestern Mutual Foundation

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