Community Involvement

The Causes We Support

Alex's Lemonade Stand:

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.  Northwestern Mutual, through the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, announced its new multi-year philanthropic program to fight pediatric cancer.  Read more: Northwestern Mutual Fights Childhood Cancer.

Northwestern Mutual has teamed up with a leading national nonprofit organization focused on fighting childhood cancer and helping families, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). Through this partnership, Northwestern Mutual will activate a range of programs and events in communities across the country. 

To find more information about this amazing organization or how to donate please visit:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.  To learn more please visit:

Miracle Travel Works:

Miracle Travel Works was founded in 2010 by a small group of close friends who witnessed firsthand the financial difficulties experienced by family and good friends as they attempted to cope with their childrens' terminal and chornic illnesses.  We realized the great need that these, and many other, families have and we also realized that we can do more than just make a small donation.  To learn more about this great foundation, please visit their site at


Douglas Benson Jr, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Benson Wealth Management


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