Navient awards grant to Make-A-Wish

FISHERS, Ind., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Employees of local employer Navient raised $9,000 to support Make-A-Wish®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

"We are thrilled to have the support of Navient's employees for a second year. Their dedication to our mission and the children in their local community is inspiring," said Kelsey Leichtnam, development officer, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. "Navient has helped to create lasting memories for a very special wish family. We could not do our work without partners like Navient."

The grant was 100 percent funded by employee contributions from Navient's Jeans BeCause Program. The program offers participating employees a "pass" to dress casually on certain days for their volunteer donations.

It is one of several workplace events and fundraising activities planned by an employee-led committee to support local charities in the area. A few other nonprofits that have benefited from the program this year include: Humane Society of Hamilton County, American Cancer Society of Central Indiana, Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana, and Gleaners Food Bank.

"Make-A-Wish has been graciously serving and inspiring the children of Indiana, and countless other areas, for many years," said Jon Kroehler, senior vice president, Navient. "We are grateful for their generosity and are proud to support their efforts."

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As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing more than $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at

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