Greenville wealth management advisor awarded $15,000 grant from Northwestern Mutual to benefit The Family Effect

May 12, 2023

Celebrating the philanthropic work of its financial advisors, Northwestern Mutual is recognizing the individuals who have shown outstanding volunteerism and leadership through its 2023 Community Service Awards. Now in its 28th year, the awards program is distributing $270,000 to nonprofits nationwide. Greenville resident Hughes Schwartz, a wealth management advisor at Northwestern Mutual – Greenville, has been named a 2023 Community Service Award winner, receiving a $15,000 grant for The Family Effect.

“Northwestern Mutual is a company built on helping people, and it is inspiring to see the impact that these financial advisors are making on their communities through selfless contributions,” said Steve Radke, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “I’m honored to work alongside these dedicated advisors who embody our company’s values and commitment to the communities we serve.”

The Family Effect is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for the Phoenix Center, an agency that provides quality treatment services to help prevent family collapse and harm to children caused by addiction. Approximately 15,000 individuals are served each year through the work of The Family Effect across Greenville County as they seek to heal from substance use disorder. Schwartz supports multiple areas of the organization by fulfilling governance responsibilities and duties, fundraising in the community, attending and serving as a volunteer at special events and participating in committee meetings to plan and obtain sponsors for special events.

“So many people struggle with substance abuse, including a close friend of mine whose life was personally impacted and forever changed by the devastation of drug abuse,” said Schwartz. “The grant money will help to support mothers and children in need of clinical treatment through The Family Effect’s program that is designed to heal a mother’s addiction, accelerate a child’s development, build long-term skills for family strength and self-sufficiency and reintegrate the family into society as a healed unit.”

Since the program’s inception in 1995, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation has donated nearly $7 million to nonprofits across the country. In celebrating the volunteer work of its financial advisors, the company deepens its dedication to giving back to the communities it serves.

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About The 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 $465 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. It accomplishes this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. The Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making the company’s hometown of Milwaukee a great destination. Visit Northwestern Mutual Foundation to learn more.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 165 years. Through a comprehensive planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With more than $558 billion of total assets being managed across the company’s institutional portfolio as well as retail investment client portfolios, nearly $35 billion in revenues, and $2.2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than five million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. Northwestern Mutual ranked 97 on the 2022 FORTUNE 500.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance). Not all Northwestern Mutual representatives are advisors. Only those representatives with “Advisor” in their title or who otherwise disclose their status as an advisor of NMWMC are credentialed as NMWMC representatives to provide investment advisory services.