Oak Creek resident Kelly Koronkowski won a $2000 grant for St. Matthew School from Northwestern Mutual’s Days of Sharing program.
Koronkowski works as an executive assistant in the corporate offices at the Milwaukee-based financial security company.
The annual program encourages employees to nominate local nonprofits they care deeply about to receive grant funds in their name.
“This grant will help the teachers and staff by providing supplies for the classroom, field trips and other needs,” Koronkowski said in a press release from the company.
“The school teaches students, like my own children, to be involved in their community and to be strong individuals.”
More than 770 NML employees nominated their favorite local nonprofit as part of Days of Sharing this year. The 25 winning grants were chosen at random each day during the week of November 12 and range in size from $1,000 to $10,000, according to a press release from the company.
“Northwestern Mutual employees have a long history of giving back to the community. This is a unique way for us to recognize and honor the passion that employees like Kelly have for strengthening the places where we live and work,” said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation.
More than 1,000 Northwestern Mutual employees donate 21,000 hours each year to community volunteer efforts through group activities, mentoring, charity drives, and service on nonprofit boards.
In the program’s five-year history, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in grants on behalf of its employees.