First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the winners of the 2017 Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Four winners, who were randomly selected, each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account to benefit a child 10 years old or younger designated by the winner.
“The Big Dreams Giveaway gives families a strong financial boost for college and teaches children the importance of saving now and planning ahead for the future,” said Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST. “We are happy to help families improve their financial outlook when it comes to college savings, and we look forward to following these children as they pursue their educational and professional dreams.”
The four 2017 Big Dreams $20K Giveaway winners are
“The Big Dreams $20K Giveaway helps educate participants about the benefits of financial saving and the opportunities that paving the way for financial success can bring. Our driving force at NEST 529 is not only to help families achieve their academic dreams, but also to equip them with knowledge of savings and finances to help map their future when it comes to education,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha.
Since 2015, $70,000 has been given to families saving for college through the Big Dreams Giveaway. Funding for the scholarships is provided by First National Bank of Omaha. Throughout the year, NEST 529 regularly offers scholarships, contests and drawings. More information is available at NEST529.com, NEST529Advisor.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.
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 254,000 accounts, including 79,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.
About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National 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.