HVAF receives contribution at Sallie Mae Announcement

On June 30, Sallie Mae contributed $10,000 to the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation to support local veterans. The company, which is the nation’s saving, planning and paying for college company, also announced 278 new quality jobs to the state. The company is passionate about giving back to the communities where its employees live and work. 

"We are tremendously appreciative for the significant donation Sallie Mae has made which will help our Hoosier veterans return to self-sufficiency,” said Debra Des Vignes, vice president of marketing, HVAF. “Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation is committed to helping ease the burdens veterans face as they transition home and adjust to unique challenges, including job loss, legal issues, and recovery. HVAF provides supportive housing, programs and services, case management, as well as offers homeless veterans essential items, like food, hygiene and clothing.”

“Together we celebrated the company’s commitment to giving back to local organizations, including the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation,” said Mayor Hogsett.