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Joshua Longnecker is the Managing Director of The Columns Resource Group - St. Cloud

Northwestern Mutual Raises $14,000 to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

Inaugural golf tournament honors local cancer survivor, benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand

ST. CLOUD – August 25, 2014 – Northwestern Mutual – The Columns Resource Group scored a victory in the fight against pediatric cancer this week. The Columns Resource Group’s St. Cloud office held their inaugural golf tournament at the Wapicada Golf Course on August 11th and raised more than $14,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). ALSF is a national pediatric cancer charity that’s leading the search for a cure for childhood cancer.

“We’re humbled by our community’s support for this inaugural tournament,” said Josh Longnecker, Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual – The Columns Resource Group’s St. Cloud office. “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has made an impact on countless children’s lives, and we’re proud to help this organization in its search for a cure for pediatric cancer.”

This inaugural tournament also honored a special guest, 15-year-old cancer survivor Jarrett Lee. Jarrett was diagnosed with Nodular Schlerosing Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a teenager, but right before the tournament, he learned he was cancer-free.

“I had a blast meeting everyone and playing golf in support of this cause,” said Lee. “I was so happy to have the chance to raise funds in support of cancer research.”

“It was heartwarming to see the community rally around this cause and participate in this tournament,” said Sheri Lee, Jarrett’s mother. “Knowing what we went through with Jarrett’s fight with cancer, we don’t want other kids and families to have to experience that as well.”

About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $80 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 450 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit

The St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group donates $3,500 to local hospital

JUNE, 2014 - The St. Cloud office of Northwestern Mutual generously donated $3,500 in Starlight Wish List items to the St. Cloud Hospital Pediatrics.  As people trickled in to check out the new toys and gadgets donated, they declared, “It’s like Christmas in here!” From writing easels and guitars, to video games and building blocks, this contribution of gifts will provide a more comfortable home-like environment to kids who are coping with serious medical conditions.  Starlight Children’s Foundation™ is a leading global health and education charity working to embrace, empower and enrich the lives of children from illness to wellness.

Josh Longnecker featured in Business Central

Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group, Josh Longnecker, was featured in the September & October, 2013 edition of Business Central. Josh highlights the importance of succession planning and the value of protecting the business that you have built.  If you would like to read this article, please click here.  Check out another edition he was featured in titled, “Is Your Business Keeping You Up At Night?

Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group receives Childhood Cancer Impact Award for local fundraising efforts

JANUARY, 2014 - Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group was recently awarded the Childhood Cancer Impact Award and a $50,000 donation that will be given to Childhood Cancer on their behalf.  This award recognized Northwestern Mutual-The Columns Resource Group's outstanding dedication to the company’s Childhood Cancer Program and highlighted the volunteers and fundraising activities they completed last September.  For more information on this award, visit our Community Involvement page, here.

Northwestern Mutual's Top Intern 2013

Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group is proud to have the #1 intern in the nation on their team!  Click here to learn more about Jared Krog and his accomplishments!

Northwestern Mutual Donates $25,000 During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Starlight Fun Centers and Tablets Bring Entertainment to Children Battling Cancer

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Northwestern Mutual donated nearly $30,000 to hospitals across Minneapolis in the form of four Starlight Children’s Foundation Fun Centers and three Starlight Tablets.  For more information on this exciting event, visit our Community Involvement page, here.


Joshua Longnecker

Managing Director


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