TeamMates and Nelnet: Partners with Purpose
TeamMates and Nelnet share a desire to help youth reach their full potential. “Nelnet is dedicated to supporting the communities where we live and work,” says Jim Kruger, Nelnet’s CFO, sharing one of the company’s core values. TeamMates benefits from Nelnet’s support through corporate donations, matching associates’ donations, and encouraging employees to serve as mentors.
As a part of their on-boarding process, Nelnet employees learn the company’s values and are presented with ways to give back to the community. The company’s educational roots explain why Nelnet places such a high priority on children and mentoring, sponsoring local programs that promote students’ growth as an avenue to long-term community success. The company’s culture of service is constantly modeled to its work force.
Nelnet allows employees to use company time to serve as TeamMates mentors in order to give back. “Time away from work does cost us,” confirms Kruger, “but it’s worth it. It’s our investment in our customers and their community.”
TeamMates celebrates Nelnet for their commitment to Lincoln youth and thanks them for their continuing support of TeamMates of Lincoln. If your company would like to partner with TeamMates (teammates.org), please contact them at (402) 436-1990.