Group of Ascendium employee volunteers outside a food pantry

Because our employees care, Ascendium Cares

The Ascendium Cares employee giving program is based on a simple premise: We rise by lifting others.

We believe in making an impact.

That doesn’t just apply to our work with borrowers, our education philanthropy or the student success solutions we develop for colleges. We are also committed to making a difference in the communities where we live and work through our employee giving program, Ascendium Cares.

2 Ascendium employees volunteering with kids at a community center

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We encourage all employees to get involved with Ascendium Cares, whether through a United Way pledge, paid volunteer time off or a range of other fun events.

Each center “adopts” a local nonprofit that embodies our mission to champion opportunity for everyone through education, and they are selected in part due to their proximity to our offices. Having them nearby makes it easy to get there and back to volunteer.

We’re pleased to partner with these organizations through 2021:

Northeast South Dakota Head Start in Aberdeen, SD

Northview Head Start in Eagan, MN

Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville in Indianapolis, IN

Vera Court Neighborhood Center in Madison, WI

Giving back is just the beginning

We support our employees with generous benefits, including the chance to give back.

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Opportunity is for Everyone

Great Lakes is an Equal Opportunity Employer of veterans and individuals with disabilities. View the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster in English and Español.