Beginning July 24, Nelnet set out to raise $750,000 for our United Way challenge, an organization that aims to address education, income, and health issues in our communities and bring people together to achieve their goals. Through the compassion and generous donations of Nelnet associates, we were able to surpass last year’s total donation amount by nearly $100,000 and exceed this year’s goal.

Across all Nelnet offices, we raised more than of $821,000 (including corporate match donations) with 28% associate participation. Our Lincoln office partnered with Union Bank & Trust to raise $1 million collectively for local United Way partners, and together, raised achieved our goal. United Way works with thousands of charities across the globe to provide meals, housing, education opportunities, and so much more to those in need.

We want to thank everyone who participated and made this year’s campaign such a success. Whether you were able to pledge $2, $20, or $200 per paycheck, your donation will create a lasting impact on someone else’s life. In addition to our thanks, we’d like to congratulate those who won raffle prizes this year!

When we live united, we can make it happen. #NelnetUnited