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College Savings Mississippi Announces 529 Day Baby Contest Winners

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch congratulated two lucky newborns who will start their life with a $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) Plan scholarship. The infants were winners of a Baby Contest sponsored by College Savings Mississippi to celebrate 529 day. May 29 was National 529 College Savings Day. Mississippi and other states offer tax-advantaged 529 plans that help families save for future college expenses. To raise awareness of the importance of saving early for higher education, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch and College Savings Mississippi teamed up with 18 Mississippi hospitals to celebrate National 529 College Savings Day. Two babies born closest to or before 5:29AM and 5:29PM were awarded $529 MACS scholarships. In addition, babies born on this day, at participating hospitals, received a personalized College Savings Mississippi “I’m a 529 baby” onesie.
 
Shamyra Paige and Shawn Rainey, of Pearl, MS, are the proud parents of Shaunice Rainey, who was the baby born closest to or before 5:29AM. Shaunice was delivered at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson and will receive a $529 MACS scholarship.
 
Darryl and Linda Gipson, of Brookhaven, MS, are the proud parents of Kolby Douglas Oliver Gipson, who was the baby born closest to or before 5:29PM. Kolby Douglas was delivered at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven and will receive a $529 MACS scholarship.
 
 “This is a great partnership we have with the hospitals and I appreciate their support in our efforts to get these families prepared for their child’s education,” said Treasurer Fitch. “It is never too early to start saving for college and with opportunities like these, we can continue to educate families on the importance of investing in a child’s future.”
 
The participating Mississippi hospitals were: Baptist Medical Center, Baptist Memorial Hospital (Desoto), Baptist Memorial Hospital (North Mississippi), Baptist Memorial Hospital (Union), Delta Regional Medical Center, Forrest General Hospital, King's Daughters Medical Center, Magnolia Regional Health Center, Merit Health Central, Merit Health Madison, Merit Health River Oaks, Merit Health River Region, Merit Health Woman's, Rush Foundation Hospital, South Central Regional Medical Center, Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, St. Dominic Hospital, and University of Mississippi Medical Center.
 
College Savings Mississippi is a division of the State Treasurer’s Office offering the only two Mississippi state-sponsored 529 college savings plans, Mississippi Affordable College Savings Plan (MACS) and the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan (MPACT). Both MACS and MPACT offer Mississippi taxpayers significant tax advantages. For more information about MACS and MPACT, including rules and disclosures, please visit www.treasurerlynnfitch.com/programs/college-savings or call 1-800-987-4450.  When saving for college MACS and MPACT are the Way To Go.
 
 
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