Treasurers Seal
TOPEKA, KS 66612-1235
Lynn W. Rogers
PHONE: 785-296-3171
FAX: 785-296-7950

For Immediate Release:
June 8, 2022

Ashley Motley, Director of Strategic Communications

529 Day Celebrated with Cash Giveaway for Education Savings

TOPEKA – Every spring, 529 Day is celebrated around the country on May 29 by state treasurers and plan administrators that hope to educate future students about the advantages of saving with a 529 plan. This year, the Kansas  State Treasurer’s Office decided to celebrate 529 Day all through May — hosting events with Treasurer Rogers at the Discovery Center in Manhattan, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, and the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka.

During each event, Kansans could nominate a current student or future student to enter a drawing to receive a $1,000 gift to add to a new Learning Quest 529 account or an existing Learning Quest 529  account.

“I really love getting the opportunity to travel around the state and help future and current students have the opportunity to save their money in a smart way to invest in a future dream. Dreams can become possibilities with plans. I even received some art from children who drew for me what they hope to become when they are older,” said Treasurer Rogers. 

The President of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Connecticut Treasurer Shawn Wooden, had this to say about the continued growth of 529 accounts across the country, "Education is critically important, not just for moving each generation forward but it is an essential tool for breaking the cycle of poverty for many families and building a more inclusive economy. But getting a college education or pursuing other post-secondary education options is expensive. 529 Savings Plans allow families to save and help pay for college. It helps many secure dreams for the future and I’m proud of the work NAST and CSPN (College Savings Plan Network) are doing to raise awareness on the need and value of 529 Savings Plans."

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 529 Day all Through May in Kansas drawing:


         Lennon Petty, Manhattan

         John Kim, Wichita

         Andy Prescott, Hays

Learning Quest will coordinate with each recipient to ensure they receive their award in the form of a Learning Quest 529 account which can be used for professional development spending. 

No tax dollars were used in this promotion.