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CollegeAdvantage, Ohio’s 529 Savings Program, encourages families to start saving for their children’s future college costs while the children are still young. By planning ahead for higher education expenses, you can take full advantage of long-term savings, tax benefits, and the power of compound earnings with a 529 plan. The sooner you start saving, the longer you have to reach your college-savings goals.
To raise awareness of the importance of college savings, CollegeAdvantage teamed with the Ohio Department of Education, OhioMeansJobs.com and Huddle to provide homework folders to elementary schools across the State of Ohio for the 2016-2017 school year. As part of this initiative, CollegeAdvantage also offered a giveaway to provide $529 college savings awards to ten lucky people! The giveaway, which ran until Dec. 31, 2016, was open to account owners and non-account owners alike.
Here’s the list of the 10 participants randomly selected*:
- Valerie Lemmie Thomas of Dayton, Ohio
- Shannon Amos of Canal Winchester, Ohio
- Venkat Badri of Powell, Ohio
- Greg Hoge of Lewis Center, Ohio
- Trisha Pollard of Canton, Ohio
- Erin West of Mogadore, Ohio
- Keri Aylor of Delaware, Ohio
- Rajesh Chandramohan of Lewis Center, Ohio
- Sheila Factor of North Jackson, Ohio
- John Keane of Lewis Center, Ohio
Winners who already own CollegeAdvantage Direct Plan accounts will use the awards to boost their ongoing savings. Those winners who are not current account owners, will open accounts and use their awards to get a jump start on their college savings!
Thank you to everyone who participated. Congratulations to all our winners!
*If your name is listed here as a winner and you have not yet contacted CollegeAdvantage, please do so now so that you don’t risk forfeiting your award. Email Amy Lyle at alyle@CollegeAdvantage.com to claim your prize as soon as possible. Please note that the list of winners is subject to change.
Posted on February 3, 2017