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Nelnet Helps Employees Give Back

July 24, 2015

One of Nelnet’s core values is giving back to our communities. On top of organizing numerous corporate charitable initiatives and programs, the company has a generous matching program for associates who want to make donations to their own favorite charities.

BlekPic1In January, I made a donation to the Vested Interest in K9s. This non-profit supplies ballistic- and stab-proof vests to law enforcement dogs across the United States through sponsorships and individual donations. Most law enforcement agencies don’t have the budget to provide their dogs with these vests, so the charity plays a role in protecting dogs while they’re on duty protecting us. My donation provided Max from the Aurora Police Department (in Colorado, where I live and Nelnet has offices) with a protective vest.

As part of the matching gift program, Nelnet made a donation in April, which provided Blek (pictured right) with a protective vest. Blek is a 20-month-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross born in Slovakia. He has been a member of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland since July 2014. Blek enjoys chew toys, playing ball, and laying out on the deck.

Blek’s protective vest would not have been possible without Nelnet’s matching program. Because I work for a company that encourages associates to give to the causes that matter most to them, Blek will be safe as he protects the people of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.


Dawn Knight, Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

Dawn Knight, Regional Director, Nelnet Partner Solutions

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