Highland Park Resident Recognized with Fourth Community Service Award

  • Steve Braun has donated funds from the Community Service Awards he's received from Northwestern Mutual to Cures Within Reach in 2022, 2019, 2015 and 2011.

    Steve Braun has donated funds from the Community Service Awards he's received from Northwestern Mutual to Cures Within Reach in 2022, 2019, 2015 and 2011. Courtesy of Cures Within Reach

 
 
Updated 5/5/2022 8:48 AM

For the fourth time, Steve Braun, a Northwestern Mutual wealth management advisor who lives in Highland Park, has been recognized by the company as a 2022 Community Service Award winner. Braun has been a board member and active supporter of Cures Within Reach and, as part of the Community Service Award, donated $15,000 to the Chicago-based nonprofit. He previously received the award from Northwestern Mutual in 2011, 2015 and 2019.

Cures Within Reach catalyzes the testing of approved therapies for new indications across the U.S. and beyond. Locally, it's working to improve health disparities by funding Chicago-based clinical trials for diseases that impact racial/ethnic minority communities.

 

"I truly believe being an active and engaged volunteer and supporter of nonprofit organizations creates a more vibrant, healthier community and delivers ongoing benefits to everyone involved," said Steve Braun from Northwestern Mutual.

Each year, Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, recognizes the leadership of its financial advisors who are making a difference in their own communities through exemplary volunteerism. As part of these efforts, the company, through its Foundation, is awarding $310,000 in grants to nonprofits nationwide through its 2022 Community Service Awards. Northwestern Mutual has donated more than $6.6 million to nonprofits nationwide through the Community Service Awards program since the program';s inception in 1995.

"Making a positive impact in the community is what our advisors do every day while they serve their clients. Their passion for giving back is demonstrated by their dedication to incredible causes that are making a real difference in their own backyards," said Steve Radke, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. "At Northwestern Mutual, we're proud to have a network of advisors who are committed to bettering the lives of those around them."

The company has donated more than $6.6 million to nonprofits nationwide through the Community Service Awards program since the program's inception in 1995. The 2022 winners will present their grants to their nonprofits throughout the country this spring.

Learn more about Steve Braun and his volunteer efforts with Cure's Within Reach here.

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