First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the winners of the Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Winners were randomly selected, and each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.
This is the first Big Dreams Giveaway to take place in 2016. The second giveaway, in which another four winners will each receive a $5,000 contribution, will start October 1 and end December 31.
“Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners in the first Big Dreams Giveaway. We received more than 3,000 entries from 42 states, sending a loud and clear message that saving for college is a shared goal among families,” said Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “We’re thrilled to lend a helping hand to these four individuals so that beneficiaries of their choice who are ten years old or younger can save for their future education.”
The first four 2016 NEST College Savings Big Dreams $20K Giveaway winners are
“We are pleased that so many found the $20K Giveaway to be a great opportunity to learn more about saving for college and realize the importance of saving for a loved one’s future,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We are happy that we can jump starting saving for young students to help them reach their college savings goals.”
Since its inception last year, more than $30,000 has been given away to families saving for college through the Big Dreams Giveaway. Opening an account is easy. To find out more, visit NEST529.com, NEST529Advisor.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.