First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the four winners of the 2018 Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Each randomly selected winner received a $5,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account for a beneficiary 10 years old or younger.
“The Big Dreams $20K Giveaway is an opportunity for account owners to prepare for their children’s future. In addition to providing significant contributions to NEST accounts for four winners, the Big Dreams Giveaway encourages children to work hard and set lofty goals,” said Treasurer Stenberg.
Since the first giveaway in 2015, NEST 529 College Savings Plan has awarded more than $100,000 in Big Dreams 529 contributions. This year saw a total of 606 entries, including 81 from outside Nebraska.
This year’s winners are
“The NEST 529 team strives to make higher education as financially attainable as possible for families around the country because we believe children should focus on achieving their dreams—without worrying about the costs of higher education,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “Each year, we take pride in helping account owners and their loved ones jump start their savings with scholarships like the Big Dreams $20K Giveaway, and we wish this year’s winners the best of luck as they work toward their dreams.”
More information is available at NEST529.com.
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 $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.