First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the winners of the Fall 2016 Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Winners were selected randomly. Each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account for a beneficiary 10 years old or younger.
This is the second Big Dreams Giveaway that took place in 2016. The first, which allowed entries between March 31 and July 31, also awarded four winners with $5,000 contributions each. Entries to the second were received between October 1 and December 31.
“I congratulate these four winners and the four winners we announced last fall. And I thank everyone who entered,” said Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “These significant NEST scholarships will enable more children to dream about their futures with the assurance that their families are planning for their educations to bring these big dreams about. At NEST we encourage children to dream big, and we encourage their parents and grandparents to plan wisely and early for those big dreams.”
Entries to the Big Dreams Giveaway were submitted online at www.NEST529.com/BigDreamsGiveaway before midnight December 31. Entries were also accepted by mail on 3- by 5-inch cards postmarked by December 31. Winners were selected in a random drawing in January.
The winners of the Fall 2016 NEST College Savings Big Dreams $20K Giveaway are
“A total of $40,000 in college savings was awarded to well-deserving individuals and their families through our two Big Dreams $20K giveaways in 2016,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “It’s encouraging to know that families across the country are prioritizing college savings, and we are happy to assist them in doing so. We look forward to helping even more families save in 2017.”
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.
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.