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NEST 529 College Savings Announces Winners of Back-to-School Photo Drawing

10 Winners Each Receive $2,000 NEST 529 College Savings Contribution

Lincoln, Neb. (December 4, 2018) - First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the 10 winners of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing. The contest—which took place from August 7 to September 30—invited families to capture and submit their favorite back-to-school photos of their children 8 years old and younger. Each randomly selected winner received a $2,000 contribution to a NEST 529 College Savings account.

“No matter their career aspirations, children need a strong academic foundation to pursue their dreams,” said Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee of NEST 529. “The Back-to-School Photo Drawing provided an opportunity for families to capture and hold onto their favorite moments from the busy back-to-school season and to prepare for many more first days of school in the years ahead. We congratulate the winners of this drawing and wish their children the best as they pursue their academic next steps.”

The Back-to-School Photo Drawing Winners are

  • Brett Ritter, Elkhorn, Nebraska
  • Kathleen Larson, Johnson Lake, Nebraska
  • Tanis Saldivar, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Robert Wells, Kearney, Nebraska
  • Brooke Namuth, Lewellen, Nebraska
  • Erin Bunton, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Leslie Schulte, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Kathleen Johnson, Pawnee City, Nebraska
  • Virginia Whidden, St. Edward, Nebraska
  • Cheryl Osterloh, Waterloo, Nebraska

“We are delighted to have received more than 475 wonderful photo submissions showcasing bright smiles and eager minds,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “At NEST 529, we pride ourselves on supporting our account owners throughout their savings journeys, and the Back-to-School Photo Drawing is a great example. We enjoyed offering this opportunity and encouraging families to savor educational milestones while laying the foundation for their future aspirations.”

For images of the Back-to-School Photo Drawing winners, please visit the Back-to-School photo album on Facebook (@NEST529CollegeSavings).

More information is available at NEST529.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.

About NEST 529
NEST 529 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, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 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 260,000 accounts, including over 82,000 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 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.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Investment Option