First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today are launching the “Big Dreams $20K Giveaway,” offering a chance for families across the country to save for post-secondary education in NEST College Savings Plan accounts.
Four winners will be drawn from those who enter the Big Dreams Giveaway. Each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account for the benefit of a child, designated by the winner, who is 10 years old or younger as of the date of the drawing. All that is required to enter is a quick online signup for the drawing at www.NEST529.com/BigDreamsGiveaway.
“Our goal is to make it easy for people to save,” said Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. “NEST is helping families all across the country achieve their big dreams of reaching their college savings goals. This year we are doubling our offering to help even more families save.”
“Saving a little can go a long way,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director of College Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “The Big Dreams Giveaway is a wonderful opportunity to start or to continue saving in a big way. We are thrilled to offer even more money this year.”
Entries may be submitted online at www.NEST529.com/BigDreamsGiveaway before midnight December 31, 2016. Or, an entrant may submit a 3- by 5-inch card that includes the entrant's first and last name, address, city, state, zip code, day and evening phone numbers, and the words, "Big Dreams Giveaway." The card must be mailed in a stamped No. 10 envelope postmarked by December 31 to the address on the official rules. Winners will be selected on or about January 9, 2017.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.
NEST is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, the NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, the TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and the State Farm College Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 261,000 accounts, including 84,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.