Northwestern Mutual Foundation commits $600,000 to Discovery World
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Northwestern Mutual has announced a three-year commitment to Discovery World totaling $600,000. The money will go toward strengthening Milwaukee as a tech hub, deepening community enhancement for residents and families in Northwestern Mutual’s neighborhoods program, and providing groups underrepresented in STEM with access to Discovery World and its educational programs.
“Discovery World inspires and educates the Milwaukee community, providing opportunities many young people might not otherwise have access to,” said EricChristophersen, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Our grant will have a great impact on both improving this educational destination while also helping to shape Milwaukee’s next generation of innovators.”
Discovery World currently serves approximately 300,000 visitors per year at its lakefront location, and up to another 100,000 through community outreach events. The grant money will be used for new technology exhibits, demonstrations and informational programs.