A present for the future

Some toys are short-lived. A contribution to a my529 account can bolster a dream of a lifetime.

The holiday season is here, with many people braving the weather, the crowds, or the internet for the latest must-have toy. After all of the effort, some might wonder about the shelf life of the toy, and whether the battle scars of shopping will deliver a gift with lasting impact.

Instead, if you give a child money toward their my529 educational savings account, that gift may appreciate over time. In the long term, your gift is an investment for their future education and career.

“Rather than material gifts like toys or trips, we like to get people to contribute [to our children’s my529 accounts]. It pulls double duty—it eliminates material items and bolsters college educational accounts,” said account owner Mike S., of Colorado, about why he uses the my529 Gift Program.

Simplify holiday shopping for family and friends this season by asking them to contribute to your beneficiary’s my529 account through the my529 Gift Program.

See gift.my529.org for more information.

Gift Program Step-by-Step

Enroll in the my529 Gift Program in just a few minutes.

  1. Log in to your account at my529.org.
  2. Activate a personal gift page by selecting Gift Program. Click “enable gifting” for your gift page link and a unique gift code.
  3. Share the link and gift code with friends and family via word-of-mouth, email, or social media.