Our Community

Every day we're improving lives of children and families and making a lasting impact in the communities we serve by providing employment opportunities, local business investments and guidance to our policyowners.

To Pat, giving back means moving our community forward. Together with our partners we're improving education; revitalizing neighborhoods; enhancing our hometown by ensuring it is an inviting and exciting place to live, work and play; and accelerating the search for cures for childhood cancer.

Fighting Childhood Cancer in Northeast Ohio

In our office, our mission is to inspire people to realize their financial security dreams, backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual. Consistent with our mission, we value philanthropy as way to make a significant impact on the dreams of families in our local community. We dream of a day when children and their families won't face the fear and uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis.  Together with our partners, we're working to accelerate the search for cures for childhood cancer and provide support for families fighting the disease.  Since 2012, we've made great strides in raising awareness and funding for the cause through our nonprofit partner, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.


SEPTEMBER 2016 Northwestern Mutaul Makes Activity Bags for Local Children's Hospitals

To recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Northwestern Mutual - Northern Ohio Group collected items throughout the month to make activity bags for the local children's hospitals. Northwestern Mutual donated a total of 100 bags that went to pediatric cancer patients at the following hospitals: Akron Children's HospitalCleveland Clinic Children'sProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital, and Rainbow Babies. Each bag was filled fun stuff such as, coloring books, games, and books to help pass the time when the children are in the hospital. 



AUGUST 2016 Ice Cream Stand 2016

Who doesn't love ice cream, especially when it's on a hot summer afternoon in August!  Members of our executive Leadership team handed out ice cream (sponsored by Northwestern Mutual) at Akron Children's Childhood Cancer Celebration event. We went through over 300 ice cream sandwhiches in just a couple hours. 










JULY 2016 | Northwestern Mutual Raises $23,977 for Childhood Cancer Research

Summer isn't summer unless we are raising awareness for childhood cancer research in our community!  We host multiple fundraising events to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). ALSF funds some of the most promising childhood cancer research in our country.
Through the hard work, dedication, and creativity of 65 Northwestern Mutual offices across the United States and the Northwestern Mutual home office, we raised over $775,000 for childhood cancer research. These fund will pay for Northwestern Mutual's newest cohort of Young Investigator researchers. 

JULY 2015 | Northwestern Mutual Raises $19,277 for Childhood Cancer Research

For the second year in a row, our office participated in Northwestern Mutual's “Race for Research” campaign.  In 49 days, our offices in Northern Ohio raised $19,277 through multiple fundraising activities like golf outings and lemonade stands.  This donation, raised by Northwestern Mutual representatives in Northeast Ohio, will directly fund more than 348 hours of childhood cancer research.

Multiple Northwestern Mutual offices nationwide also participated in the “Race for Research” campaign.  Together we raised $515,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in 49 days.  We are proud to say that these dollars will support 10,300 hours of childhood cancer research.

DECEMBER 2014 | Northwestern Mutual Makes Over 140 Blankets for Patients

In the spirit of giving, Northwestern Mutual advisors and staff members hand made over 140 fleece blankets for Akron Children's Hospital's oncology and blood disorder patients. Making fleece tie blankets has become a tradition for the office and something we look forward to doing every year.

JULY 2014 | Northwestern Mutual Raises $8,200 for Childhood Cancer Research

In July 2014, Northwestern Mutual and its associated district offices fundraised $8,200 for Alex's Lemonade Stand as part of Northwestern Mutual's “Race for Research” campaign.  This donation, raised by Northwestern Mutual representatives in Northeast Ohio, will directly fund more than 164 hours of childhood cancer research.

DECEMBER 2013 | Northwestern Mutual Makes Blankets for Akron Children's Hospital

As the Northwestern Mutual-Akron/Canton office's annual holiday service project, our financial representatives and staff made over 60 fleece blankets for the children at the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders at Akron Children's Hospital.



Pat Olsen

Growth and Development Director


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