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.
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.
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
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.
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
When saving for college
MACS and MPACT are the Way To Go.