Volunteers help better their communities by donating their time and talents to improving the lives of others. In the spirit of volunteerism, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is recognizing Paul Glowienke for his work with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) as part of the company’s 19th annual Community Service Program. Glowienke is a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual –Newport Beach.
The award honors Northwestern Mutual financial professionals that demonstrate exemplary service with a local nonprofit. In addition, the award secures a $10,000 grant for the nonprofit the representative supports.
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation was established in 1982 to bring hope and lifesaving treatments to children battling cancer. Glowienke supports the organization through funding, social awareness and family fundraising activities. This year, he has generated more than $30,000 in sponsorships and donations.
“Every four hours a child dies of cancer, which is profoundly tragic,” said Glowienke. “These families did not choose to become affected; cancer chose them. I choose to support PCRF to make sure our children, families and communities are stronger.”
PCRF will use the grant to support research designed to advance improvements in the treatment, quality of life and survival rates of children with malignant diseases.
“If actions speak louder than words, then Paul is definitely a shining star,” said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “His volunteerism serves as an inspiration for all of us to share our passions with the hope of bettering the lives of others. Northwestern Mutual commends Paul on being a community partner and example to all of us.”
The Community Service Program honors 25 financial professionals throughout the country who consistently work as exceptional volunteers in their communities. Since 1995, the company has donated more than $3 million to nonprofits on behalf of its representatives.