NEWARK, Del., Feb. 18, 2013 — 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 donation goal.
“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 to 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.