Four Winners Receive Total of $20,000 in NEST 529 College Savings Contributions

Big Dreams $20K Giveaway Winners Announced by First National Bank
of Omaha and Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg

LINCOLN, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg
today announced the winners of the Big Dreams $20K Giveaway. Winners
were randomly selected, and each will receive a $5,000 contribution to a
NEST 529 College Savings Plan account.

This is the first Big Dreams Giveaway to take place in 2016. The second
giveaway, in which another four winners will each receive a $5,000
contribution, will start October 1 and end December 31.

“Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners in
the first Big Dreams Giveaway. We received more than 3,000 entries from
42 states, sending a loud and clear message that saving for college is a
shared goal among families,” said Nebraska Treasurer Stenberg, Trustee
of NEST. “We’re thrilled to lend a helping hand to these four
individuals so that beneficiaries of their choice who are ten years old
or younger can save for their future education.”

The first four 2016 NEST College Savings Big Dreams $20K Giveaway
winners are

  • Christine Neal, Sidney, Neb.
  • Garrett Coleman, LaVista, Neb.
  • Jeff Koehler, Johnson, Neb.
  • John McGargill, Elkhorn, Neb.

“We are pleased that so many found the $20K Giveaway to be a great
opportunity to learn more about saving for college and realize the
importance of saving for a loved one’s future,” said Deborah Goodkin,
Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “We are
happy that we can jump starting saving for young students to help them
reach their college savings goals.”

Since its inception last year, more than $30,000 has been given away to
families saving for college through the Big Dreams Giveaway. Opening an
account is easy. To find out more, visit,

About NEST

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 251,000 accounts, including 73,000 in Nebraska. Visit,
and 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 is the largest privately owned
banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates
have $20 billion in managed 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 Individual Investment Option


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