|[February 18, 2013]
Sallie Mae Donates $25,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
NEWARK, Del. --(Business Wire)--
Sallie Mae, the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing
in education, today announced it will donate $25,000 to the National
Breast Cancer Foundation to support breast health education. The
donation was made possible by thousands of customers with Sallie
Mae-serviced student loans.
The company recently partnered with the NBCF to encourage customers to
enroll in its free direct e-notification paperless service. Sallie Mae
donated $1 to the nonprofit for every customer who enrolled in the
service. It took just one month for Sallie Mae to reach its $25,000
"We are proud to partner with Sallie Mae, a company that turns education
dreams into reality," says NBCF Founder & CEO Janelle Hail. "Their
support will help NBCF save lives by educating women about the
importance of detecting breast cancer early."
Sallie Mae's direct e-notification paperless service enables customers
to receive all their account correspondence via email, rather than
traditional paper documents sent through the mail. It is a fast, free
and secure way for customers to receive information about their student
loans. It is also makes it even easier to save important information.
"This campaign increased the number of customers enrolled in the
service, providing them all the convenience and benefits it offers,
while contributing t a worthy cause," said Mike Maier, senior vice
president, Sallie Mae. "It was a great way to support the work of the
National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide breast cancer educational
programs and early detection services to women."
Currently, approximately 50 percent of customers with Sallie
Mae-serviced loans nationwide have chosen the e-notification option.
Eligible customers who also enroll in the automatic debit program and
make scheduled monthly payments while in school may receive a 0.25
percentage point interest rate reduction. Go to SallieMae.com
to log in and access the "My Account" link for more information and to
sign up for the service.
Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services
company specializing in education. Celebrating 40 years of making a
difference, Sallie Mae continues to turn education dreams into reality
for American families, today serving 25 million customers. With products
and services that include 529 college savings plans, Upromise rewards,
scholarship search and planning tools, education loans, insurance, and
online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save,
plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services
to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state
governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com.
Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are
not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. is recognized as one
of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world. NBCF's mission
is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for
those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating
for eight years, NBCF provides women help for today and hope for
tomorrow through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®,
Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer
research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
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