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Laurel Road Says #ThankYouHealthcare with $50,000 Donation to Nonprofit Direct Relief

Press Release

Published July 22, 2021

On the heels of a campaign to celebrate National Doctor’s Day and the launch of Laurel Road for Doctors, Laurel Road extends further support to the medical professional community

New York, NY — July 22, 2021Laurel Road, a digital platform of KeyBank with specialized offerings for healthcare and business professionals, has donated $50,000 to Direct Relief, a nonprofit, apolitical, nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance across the globe, to support life-saving medical equipment and honor this community’s dedication to keeping us healthy and safe.

The donations are the culmination of Laurel Road’s #ThankYouHealthcare campaign, which began by bringing back the 7pm cheer on National Doctor’s Day where participants were encouraged to thank healthcare heroes across social media platforms for their dedication to fighting COVID-19.

Laurel Road has had an important strategic focus on the healthcare professional sector since the business began originating loans in 2013, offering this group customized services such a Laurel Road’s Physician Mortgage, personal loan options for any career stage, and low student loan refinancing rates.

“Over the past year, healthcare professionals have gone above and beyond. To honor their compassion and selflessness, we’re proud to have been able to lead this campaign of gratitude and donate to an organization with a mission of improving the health and lives of those in need,” said Alyssa Schaefer, Chief Experience Officer at Laurel Road. “Our donation and continued support for Direct Relief is a reflection of our company’s core values, and a small gesture to honor the enormous sacrifice of the medical professional community.”

With this donation, Laurel Road is aiding Direct Relief’s efforts to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which recognizes that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth. These donations will be used in parts of the world where the pandemic is still ongoing and assistance is critical.

“Direct Relief is humbled to receive such generous support from Laurel Road, in recognition of the tireless work of healthcare professionals over the last year and a half,” said Heather Bennett, Vice President of Partnerships and Philanthropy at Direct Relief. “This generosity will translate directly into help for people across the globe who have been greatly affected by poverty and has been exacerbated during the pandemic.”

To learn more about how Laurel Road is helping doctors, visit www.laurelroad.com/healthcare-banking.

About Laurel Road

Laurel Road is a digital banking platform and brand of KeyBank that provides tailored offerings to support the financial wellbeing of healthcare and business professionals. Laurel Road’s banking and lending solutions, including High Yield Savings℠ Account, Student Loan Cashback℠ Credit Card, Student Loan Refinancing, Mortgages, Personal Loans and more, provide our members with a simplified, personalized experience that helps them better navigate their financial journey and achieve life’s goals. Additionally, Laurel Road has reimagined banking and financial management for physician and dentists through Laurel Road for Doctors, a tailored digital experience made up of banking, insights and exclusive benefits to provide the financial help and peace of mind they need through each career stage. Since 2013, Laurel Road has helped thousands of professionals with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees consolidate and refinance more than $7 billion in federal and private school loans. For more information, visit http://www.laurelroad.com. Laurel Road is a brand of KeyBank National Association. All products offered by KeyBank N.A. Member FDIC. NMLS # 399797. Equal Housing Lender. © 2021 KeyCorp® All Rights Reserved. Laurel Road is a federally registered service mark of KeyCorp.

About Direct Relief

Direct Relief is a nonprofit, apolitical, nonsectarian organization that provides humanitarian assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, gender, or ability to pay. A global operation, Direct Relief ranks among the country’s most effective humanitarian assistance organizations. The only U.S. nonprofit to obtain Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor (VAWD) certification by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Direct Relief is among the largest medical suppliers to safety-net facilities throughout the U.S. and the world. A winner of the CECP Director’s Award, the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation and the 2013 ESRI President’s Award for GIS Mapping, Direct Relief maintains a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes magazine, and ranks among Fast Company’s 10 most innovative nonprofits.

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