Community Involvement

Bill Newman, his team, and his own family show an incredible dedication to the communities where they live and work.

Girls Inc

Bill Newman helping the community Bill Newman helping the community

Bill Newman and his wife Linda have been active volunteers with Girls Inc of the Greater Capital Region since 2016, inspired to join by their own daughters.  While they are fortunate to have 2 daughters who are thriving, they believe that every young girl deserves that chance.  Together, Bill and Linda have brought innovative ideas and generous support to the organization which encourages girls to be strong, smart and bold. They’ve adopted families during the holidays, encouraged support for a new Teen Room, introduced new prospective donors to Girls Inc, and are working to grow the organization’s Major Gifts portfolio, all while continuing to pledge their own significant monetary support.

In 2018, Bill presented the organization with a $15,000 check at their annual scholarship award night, called Girls Night Out.  Bill received the grant as one of Northwestern Mutual’s 2018 Community Service Award winners.

News of the check presentation was published in the local newspapers:


University at Albany

Bill Newman recieving an award Bill Newman greeting someone

Bill has remained an active alumnus since graduation (B.S.’81) with the establishment of an endowed scholarship, serving as an Alumni mentor, and playing an active role in recruitment for the Northwestern Mutual nationally ranked internship program. 

The University at Albany Alumni Association recognized Bill with the Excellence in Business Award, at the 2018 Excellence Awards Gala in April 2018. The event recognizes alumni and friends of the University for their outstanding achievements and service to the University community.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Childhood cancer is a cause that’s important to Bill, the Atrium Financial Group and many of their colleagues at Northwestern Mutual. It’s the leading cause of death by disease in kids ages 1 to 19 in the United States. Atrium Financial Group participates in fundraising events throughout the year, including the Annual Lemon Tournament, and hold their own lemonade stands in the community to help raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Learn more about the organization and how you can donate here:

William J. Newman, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®
Wealth Management Advisor

The Atrium Financial Group


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