Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Today's Kiddo, Tomorrow's Scholar

 Destination College Savings
Charlotte Minnick Saves for College
Last summer, for the third year in a row, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) partnered with the Connecticut State Library to offer children the chance to receive one of four $1,000 contributions to a CHET direct-sold 529 college savings plan.  Official Destination College Savings entry forms were distributed to our state's public libraries, ours included, as part of the statewide, collaborative summer reading program : One World, Many Stories.

Way to Go, Charlotte Minnick!
Local kindergartner, Charlotte Minnick, received one of the four $1,000 CHET contributions, which also won the East Hampton Public Library $500 for use in funding library programs for local children. We couldn't be more pleased for Charlotte and her family : parents Scott and Lynn and 3rd grade brother, Julien, pictured here at a ceremony hosted by our State Library on September 10th.

As the days unfold, we'll keep you posted on children's programs made possible by Charlotte.  Thank you!

About CHET
CHET is administered by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office. The CHET Direct-Sold Plan is managed by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI).

Check out the CHET website for information about how the plan works, how our state's plan compares to other college savings plans, and how to participate.

Photos used with permission