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Georgia Hospitals Welcome First “529 Day Babies” with a Contribution to College Savings

May 31, 2022

On May 29, Piedmont Columbus Regional and Doctor’s Hospital of Augusta, in partnership with the state of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan, welcomed the first “529 Day Babies” at each hospital.

college saving chequecollege saving chequeDanny Lake in Columbus and Hayden Tramble in Augusta were each awarded $1,529 for their Path2College 529 Plan savings accounts

Congratulations to Danny and Hayden!

States across the country recognize May 29–known as 529 Day– as a day to raise awareness about each state’s 529 plan and the importance of saving for college.

“Throughout the year we promote the benefit of financial planning for future education goals. The 529 Day Baby celebration raises awareness of Georgia’s college savings plan and will inspire families to utilize the resources we have to help them save,” said Georgia Student Finance Commission President Lynne Riley.

Families who welcome a new baby in 2022 also have an opportunity to win money for their newborn’s college savings. Parents, grandparents and guardians of Georgia babies born in 2022 may go to until April 14, 2023, for official rules, prize details and to enter for a chance to win the 2022 Newborn Sweepstakes. Entrants must be legal residents or taxpayers of Georgia and at least 18 years of age to enter. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by the Path2College 529 Plan.

For more information about the Path2College 529 Plan or to open a college savings account, please visit or call (877) 424-4377.

To learn more about the Path2College 529 Plan, its investment objectives, tax benefits, risks, and costs please see the Plan Description at Read it carefully. Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. Check with your home state to learn if it offers tax or other benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds or protection from creditors only available for investing in its own 529 plan. Consult your legal or tax professional for tax advice. TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI), Plan Manager. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributor and underwriter for the Path2College 529 Plan.

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