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Pennsylvania Celebrates 529 Day with College Savings Promotions

Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity is promoting the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program on May 29, 2024, also declared as College and Career Savings Day by the state’s General Assembly. The promotion includes a chance to win three top awards of $5,529, which can cover a year’s tuition at a local community college.

The PA 529 program, which has been aiding families for over 30 years, offers significant tax advantages and does not affect eligibility for state financial aid. It allows savings at current tuition rates for future educational expenses at levels ranging from community colleges to Ivy League schools.

From May 1 to May 31, new PA 529 account holders contributing at least $10 can win one of two $5,529 statewide awards or one of six $2,529 regional awards. Additionally, existing account holders who contribute similarly may win another $5,529 statewide award.

All newborns in Pennsylvania from January 1, 2019, receive a $100 Keystone Scholars account to initiate their educational savings, encouraging families to further invest with a PA 529 account.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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