Giving Back

Nelpets: Dog Fostering with Nelnet Associate Amy Busch

Amy Busch has her hands full, but her heart is fuller. The NBS financial analyst is a foster dog parent through the animal rescue service Dolly’s Legacy, a nonprofit that specializes in saving rescue dogs from euthanasia by placing them… Continue Reading →

Why Mentors Matter

College can be intimidating. With many students juggling classes, jobs, and extracurriculars, college life can seem like a maze to even the most seasoned college student.  Thankfully, there are many people who have been exactly where you are now, and… Continue Reading →

Nelnet Associates Fill Back-to-School Backpacks

One of Nelnet’s core values is giving back to the communities in which we live and work. During nGage, our new hire orientation program, Nelnet’s newest associates had the chance to live out this core value by participating in a hands-on philanthropy… Continue Reading →

Omaha Associates Hold Water Drive for Open Door Mission

Last week, Omaha associates put on a water drive for the Open Door Mission and the homeless community in the city. Associates Allison Baer and Nichole Trovato organized the event, which brought in 209 cases and 8,634 bottles of water,… Continue Reading →

Value of Volunteering: Why You Should Give Back

The Value of Volunteering: Why You Should Give Back This week, Nelnet kicks off its annual United Way campaign. It’s an opportunity for Nelnet associates to give to their communities and help nonprofit organizations do amazing work. However, this campaign… Continue Reading →

Brian Sowl Named Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year

Brian Sowl, director of security compliance at Nelnet, has been making volunteer work an integral part of his life for 20 years, dedicating time to organizations like the Boys Scouts of America, United Way, and Food Bank of the Rockies…. Continue Reading →

Nelnet Grants $120,000 Prize to Video Recruiting Startup

In May, Nelnet sponsored the second annual Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, a three-day conference at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. The Inside/Outside Summit brings together startup companies, corporate teams, and innovators within the community, allowing them to learn from one another… Continue Reading →

Great Lakes Associates Participate in Pen Pal Program

For the past few years, Great Lakes volunteers from various cities have been have had the opportunity to connect with elementary school students through a pen pal program. During the school year, pen pals write back and forth in books… Continue Reading →

Nelnet Veterans Volunteer in the Community

Nelnet appreciates the talent and skills of associates who have served in the military, and is proud to feature volunteer stories from associate veterans.   Todd Heyne Places Cemetery Wreaths, Mentors Students Todd Heyne, ALLO director of plant operations, placed… Continue Reading →

Nelnet Ranks First in Lincoln United Way

On Monday, April 23, 2017, United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County held its annual meeting, recognizing the donors who contributed to the $6.8 million total raised during the 2017 campaign. We’re proud to announce that Nelnet ranked first of… Continue Reading →