Local financial advisor gives back to Chicago's Near West Side community with $25,000 donation

  • Northwestern Mutual financial advisor Sean Pickett with the players and coaches at Near West Little League.Northwestern Mutual

    Northwestern Mutual financial advisor Sean Pickett with the players and coaches at Near West Little League.Northwestern Mutual

 
 
Updated 5/5/2021 8:46 AM

Since 1995, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, has donated more than $6.3 million through its Community Service Awards Program. This program highlights the impact the company's employees have on communities and nonprofit organizations nationwide through their exemplary volunteer efforts.

Each year, 16 financial advisors are recognized for going above and beyond in their communities. As part of the award, each winner receives a grant to benefit a local nonprofit they support. Chicago resident Sean Pickett, a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual-Chicago, has been chosen as a 2021 Most Exceptional recipient of the award, receiving a $25,000 grant for Near West Little League (NWLL).

 

"It continues to be a privilege to watch these kids develop such strong servant-leadership qualities through their participation in Near West Little League," said Pickett, who also serves as the nonprofit's board president. "I'm honored to accept this funding on behalf of the organization. This donation will help us continue to offer safe programming to players while providing invaluable mentorship support."

Thanks in part to Sean's involvement, dedication and fundraising efforts, both player and volunteer participation has increased significantly over the past 16 years. He has recruited a large number of coaches, several of them Northwestern Mutual-Chicago colleagues, clients or staff members, with the goal to create a new generation of mentors.

Learn more about Sean and his work with NWLL here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2krpWLbMJ4A.

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