The funding would span across five years and would be the company's largest standalone donation.
“Since their first gift in 1978, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of the Children’s Wisconsin mission,” said Meg Brzyski Nelson, president, Children’s Wisconsin Foundation. “This $5 million commitment will help every single child and family who turn to Children’s Wisconsin when they are diagnosed with childhood cancer or blood disorders.”
Northwestern Mutual has a long history of supporting childhood cancer and has a program, the Northwestern Mutual Day Hospital for Childhood Cancer, to support the cause.
The funding will launch in-hospital and psychosocial programs to help guide patients and their families through diagnoses, treatment and recovery.
“Through this contribution, patients and families will experience individualized patient support and greater access to resources for navigating their journeys from diagnosis to healing,” said Eric Christophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We’re proud to help strengthen the exceptional care childhood cancer patients receive at Children’s Wisconsin.”