Volunteers help better their communities by donating their time and talents to improving the lives of others. In the spirit of volunteerism, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is recognizing Joe Teague for his work with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay as part of the company’s 19th annual Community Service Program. Teague is managing partner of Northwestern Mutual –Teague Financial Group.
The award honors Northwestern Mutual financial professionals that demonstrate exemplary service with a local nonprofit. In addition, the award secures a $10,000 grant for the nonprofit the representative supports.
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit organization that provides a series of business, economics and life skills programs to enhance the education of young people. Teague joined the organization as a volunteer teacher in 2002 and has served as chairman since 2011. In two years his leadership has helped increase the number of children educated with business skills by 20 percent. After presenting the grant, Teague stepped down as chairman of the board of directors on Sept. 11, 2013.
“I enjoy the same satisfaction in helping students at Junior Achievement as in my profession – preparing people for a brighter future,” said Teague.
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay will use the grant to expand their financial education programming to an additional 1,000 middle and high school students.
“If actions speak louder than words, then Joe is definitely a shining star,” said John Kordsmeier, president, Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “His volunteerism serves as an inspiration for all of us to share our passions with the hope of bettering the lives of others. Northwestern Mutual commends Joe on being a community partner and example to all of us.”
The Community Service Program honors 25 financial professionals throughout the country who consistently work as exceptional volunteers in their communities. Since 1995, the company has donated more than $3 million to nonprofits on behalf of its representatives.
Photo caption: Joe Teague, managing partner, Northwestern Mutual – Teague Financial Group, presents a $10,000 grant to Richard George, president, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay. The honor is a result of Teague being named a Community Service Award recipient from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation.