Local Resident Named Top volunteer

MILWAUKEE, WI (July 7, 2010) – The Longhouse Council Boy Scouts of America is receiving a $10,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation in recognition of financial representative George Allen, CLU, ChFC, CFP’s outstanding volunteer involvement as part of the company’s 16th annual national Community Service Award program. An Oswego resident, Allen is a representative with The Greater New York Group in Oswego, NY.

Allen is one of 25 financial representatives being recognized as top volunteers. Through the program funded by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, more than $275,000 will be donated this year to various nonprofit organizations nationwide.

“In Oswego and around the country, nonprofit organizations are hungry for exceptional volunteers like George to help others reach their full potential,” said Kimberley Goode, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “George’s passion for volunteerism and commitment to strengthening the community is making a difference now and for future generations.”

Allen will be presented with the Community Service Award during Northwestern Mutual’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the company’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“The Longhouse Council, Boy Scouts of America of Central New York and I are grateful for Northwestern Mutual’s generosity,” said Allen. “Having obtained the rank of Eagle myself, I am proud to continue a 15 year commitment to Oswego County scouting and expand our outreach to give youth a great opportunity in outdoor education and character development.”

The Community Service Award program is open to more than 9,000 Northwestern Mutual financial representatives and assistant financial representatives, recognizing their individual dedication to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects. Since the program’s inception, over $3 million has been contributed to more than 300 non-profit organizations throughout the country.