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Navient Foundation contributes $6,000 to Nemours Foundation  to support children’s hospital and sponsor upcoming radiothon event

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The phones will ring off the hook at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, as the local hospital hosts its sixth annual Help Our Kids radiothon this week. Serving 125,000 children annually in the Delaware Valley, the nonprofit children’s health organization is dedicated to providing leadership, institutions and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs with high standards of quality and distinction, regardless of the recipient’s financial status.

Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic fund, awarded a $6,000 grant to Nemours Foundation to help support the hospital and sponsor the upcoming radiothon.

Since 2010, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children has hosted its annual Help Our Kids radiothon, where seven local radio stations will broadcast live from the hospital, interviewing patients, physicians, nurses and others, while encouraging listeners to phone in and make donations.

“Here at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, we are so grateful for Navient’s constant support,” said Marie Hiddemen, associate director, Nemours Foundation. “Navient Foundation’s grants and sponsorship of the Help Our Kids radiothon are truly appreciated and makes a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. We are glad to be able to partner with such a community-minded company that gives volunteer hours in addition to monetary donations.”

Sponsored by Delmarva Broadcasting, the 2016 Help Our Kids radiothon will take place on Sept. 7 and 8 and will run from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Navient employees will join about 140 volunteers on the staff donation lines during the two-day event.

“Year after year, donations received during the Help Our Kids radiothon helps to assist children in need while also bringing the community together,” said Sheila Ryan-Macie, senior vice president, Navient. “We are delighted to support the radiothon again this year.”

Navient is the nation’s leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, headquartered in Wilmington, Del.

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About Navient

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 public and private sector clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at navient.com.

Contact: Nick LaMastra, 302-283-2964, nicholas.lamastra@navient.com

Source:Navient Corporation