Local Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Awarded $25,000 Grant for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Company donates nearly $300,000 through its 2018 Community Service Awards program

Submitted by Ruyuan Wong


CINCINNATI — June 14, 2018 — Northwestern Mutual believes in the life-changing impact of community involvement. To celebrate its financial advisors who are committed to giving back to their local communities, the company is awarding grants to nonprofits nationwide.

For more than 20 years, Northwestern Mutual has honored financial advisors who are dedicated to outstanding volunteer service with grants to benefit their local nonprofits of choice.

Local resident Ronald Beshear, a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual — Cincinnati, has been selected as a recipient of the company’s 2018 Community Service Award. Beshear has received a $25,000 grant for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. He is one of this year’s four Most Exceptional winners.

Beshear was a co-chair during the first fundraising effort for the school in 1988, and is one of only three individuals who have served two board terms at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA). During his thirty-year involvement, he has helped to grow the campus from 150 to 1300 kids, and recently co-chaired the Light the Way campaign. This $9 million campaign was strategically designed to support renovated spaces and additional programming to reach new levels of student, teacher and community engagement. Beshear and his wife have also established a scholarship in honor of their parents for $50,000, which generally goes to a single-parent household.

“When the opportunity arose to be on the ground floor to start Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy from scratch, I was all in,” said Beshear. “I’m looking forward to seeing the impact this grant has in the lives of so many students for years to come.”

CHCA is a multi-denominational college preparatory academy that exists to prepare students both intellectually and spiritually for success in higher education and beyond and to impact the the world according to their unique gifts and talents. CHCA will use the grant to support programming oriented around furthering innovation and engagement.

“Volunteerism takes drive, dedication and perseverance, which is why we created our Community Service Awards program,” said Eric Christophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We’re proud to honor our financial advisors who tirelessly commit to causes and organizations that are meaningful to them.”

Since 1995, the company has donated more than $5.4 million through its Community Service Awards program. Nearly $300,000 has been awarded on behalf of financial advisors this year.

Watch Beshear’s YouTube video to hear how Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy will use his grant to make an impact.


About Northwestern Mutual Foundation

The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given more than $320 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company's employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.


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Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $265.0 billion in assets, $28.1 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company manages more than $125 billion of client assets through its wealth management and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 104 on the 2018 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2018.

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