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The Greater Atlanta Hadassah Chapter Of Hadassah Receives Major Grant For Its Check It Out Program


As part of its 17th annual national Community Service Award program,
the Northwestern Mutual Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the
Greater Atlanta Hadassah chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist
Organization of America, in recognition of Northwestern Mutual
Financial Network financial representative Rita Loventhal’s outstanding
volunteer commitment. The money will be utilized for Greater Atlanta
Hadassah’s “Check It Out!” breast cancer and breast health awareness
program. From left: Ellen Banov, Check It Out! program coordinator;
Diane Fisher, Greater Atlanta Hadassah president; and Loventhal, who
also serves as Hadassah’s Southeastern Region major gifts chair.

Milwaukee, WI (Aug. 11, 2011) – The Greater Atlanta Hadassah chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has received a $10,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation in recognition of financial representative Rita Loventhal’s outstanding volunteer commitment, as part of the company’s 17th annual national Community Service Award program. 

Loventhal, an Atlanta resident, is one of 26 Northwestern Mutual financial professionals recognized nationally as a top volunteer. On Aug. 10, Loventhal presented Greater Atlanta Hadassah with a check for $10,000 from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. The grant money will be utilized for Check it Out!, a Hadassah program in which the organization and its local partner Northside Hospital, have educated thousands of high school girls in Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties about the importance of breast self examination and the early detection of breast cancer.

“Rita makes positive contributions for both clients and theMetro Atlantacommunity,” said Northwestern Mutual Foundation president Kimberley Goode. “This effort, along with many others supported by the Northwestern Mutual field force, helps us secure future generations, and we’re excited to see Greater Atlanta Hadassah and Rita continue their essential work in the Atlanta area.

Since Northwestern Mutual started the Community Service Award program in 1995, the company has donated more than $3 million on its representatives’ behalf to over 300 nonprofit organizations across the country. The Community Service Award program is open to more than 9,000 Northwestern Mutual financial representatives, assistant financial representatives and financial representative interns, recognizing their individual dedication to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects. 

“Hadassah’s life-saving work impacts people around the world,” Loventhal said. “With these generous funds from Northwestern Mutual, we will be able to expand the Greater Atlanta Chapter’s ‘Check It Out’ breast cancer education program, which already reaches nearly 2,000 high school girls every year and teaches them that early detection saves lives.”

About Northwestern Mutual
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 more than $15 million to nonprofit organizations across the country.

The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern Mutual) is the “World’s Most Admired Company” 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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