Community Involvement

In alignment with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, David C Mann aims to improve the lives of children and families in need through financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and collaboration with community partners. Northwestern Mutual - Las Vegas stands behind finding a cure for pediatric cancer, partnering with organizations such as Candlelighters Cancer Foundation of Nevada, a nonprofit organization that supports local families dealing with pediatric cancer. These organizations are dedicated to alleviating the uncertainty and isolation felt by families facing childhood cancer through support, education, and services.

For the past four years, David C Mann and his team have organized an annual charity event for Northwestern Mutual's Las Vegas office. Each year, they invite children and families impacted by pediatric cancer to an exciting venue for a day of fun-filled activities. The goal is to create an opportunity for the kids and their families to escape some of the challenges of their everyday lives while also providing financial support in the form of gifts, supplies, and groceries.

  • In 2016, they hosted “A Day at the Park,” focusing the majority of their efforts on fundraising to provide gifts and other benefits to the Candelighters families who attended. This event treated 75 children and families affected by pediatric cancer - and their families - to a day of fun. Families feasted on BBQ from Dickey's BBQ Pit and enjoyed games, a bouncy castle, face painting, and a balloon artist. Over 20 generous sponsors from Northwestern Mutual “adopted” the participating children. Each adopted child was provided with $100 worth of school essentials, including backpacks, school supplies, and clothing. As an added bonus, children and their families were given season passes to the Cowabunga Bay water park. Members of staff also showed their support by getting haircuts at the park and donating the hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. With the support of Born and Raised (BAR), David C Mann and his team also hosted a fundraiser for this event to provide gifts and other benefits to the Candelighters families who attended. BAR generously donated all tips from the fundraiser to support Candlelighters' ongoing fight against pediatric cancer.
     
  • In 2015, they invited seven families (40 family members total) for a ride on the “High Roller,” a 500 foot Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas strip. The children and their families enjoyed food and beverages while also receiving a surprise visit from Santa. Santa read The Night Before Christmas and handed out gifts to all of the children. Each family walked away with a gift card for groceries and a souvenir picture of their family with the High Roller as the backdrop.
     
  • In 2014, they invited 10 Candelighters families for a day of exclusive access at the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas ice rink, where Santa Claus paid them a secret visit. The children received gifts while their parents received grocery store gift cards over hot chocolate and s'mores.
  • In 2013, they invited 10 local Starlight Foundation Families out to the Mirage Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The children loved being up close to the elephants, tigers, and dolphins.

David C Mann and his team received many thank-you letters and cards from the children and their families over the past years for their support and generosity. One letter, in particular, stood out. The mother of a child batting cancer, whose husband had lost his job two weeks prior to an event, noted that through the team's support, she was able to provide groceries and Christmas gifts for her family, something that she otherwise would not have been able to do.

David C Mann and his team, along with the Northwestern's Mutual Las Vegas office and our community partners, have provided financial support to more than 100 kids over the past four years. As a result of their efforts, the Northwestern Mutual - Las Vegas office was honored with the distinction of being the number one network office, out of approximately 70 in the country,  for their contributions and commitment to help support children and families affected by pediatric cancer.

David C Mann and his team are thankful to have an opportunity to help support these families - families that are not only dealing with pediatric cancer, but who are also facing financial challenges, challenges that are many times a direct result of the impact of their child's cancer. They are excited to continue to build their charitable arm in order to support as many local families as possible that are in need of our support.

GIF of group at Holiday Great Escape event at High Roller ferris wheel Candlighters Childhood Cancer Foundation- ice skating event group photo
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation - Group of kids with Mascot Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation - Two donors showing off donated hair

David C Mann, CLU®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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