2020 Save Now, Save Later Program Winners Announced

Thirty Iowa Parents Awarded $1,000 Deposits to College Savings Iowa Accounts for High School Students

Dec. 2, 2020

Parents across the state of Iowa are getting a $1,000 boost to their student's College Savings Iowa® account, thanks to Iowa Student Loan's Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway.

Thirty parents have been chosen as winners in the program's seventh year. Each parent will receive the $1,000 deposited directly to the College Savings Iowa account of their registered child. The registration period ran Sept. 8 to Oct. 30 and was open to Iowa residents who have a student in grades six through 12 at an Iowa school.

Parents who registered also had a chance to experience the Parent Handbook, an online educational module from Iowa Student Loan. The handbook provides financial literacy tips via text and video for parents with students in middle school or high school.

After the registration period, entries were chosen at random from nearly 5,800 qualified participants, the program's largest year to date. Iowa Student Loan works directly with College Savings Iowa on the giveaway. College Savings Iowa is the state's direct-sold 529 program, administered by State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald.

Winners of the 2020 Save Now, Save Later program

  • Tanya Nightser, Glenwood
  • Jennifer Thilges, Whittemore
  • Jared Renshaw, Cedar Rapids
  • Kevin Hansen, Monticello
  • Kimberly Ronnebaum, Earlville
  • Robert Pittman, Charles City
  • Teresa Jacobson, Mason City
  • Teresa Baumann, Cedar Rapids
  • Rachel Howard Wright, Davenport
  • Jill Nelson, Whittemore
  • Linda Pixley, Clive
  • Kristin Bosten, Muscantine
  • Julie Bloomfield, Bettendorf
  • Jeff Dague, Bettendorf
  • Daniel Scott, Ames
  • Jean Feller, Oxford
  • Renae Miller, Kalona
  • Laurie Barnes, West Des Moines
  • Kelli Soyer, Des Moines
  • Douglas Green, Iowa City
  • Ron Foster, Solon
  • Todd Bennett, New Hartford
  • Siobhan Harman, Clive
  • Paul Buelow, West Des Moines
  • Sheila Graves, West Branch
  • Zachary Maas, Hampton
  • Karen VanderSanden, Cedar Rapids
  • Tina Thompson, Mason City
  • John Mohr, Sigourney
  • Josh Martinsen, Akron

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Media Contact

Christopher Weishaar, Digital PR Specialist, (515) 273-7102, cweishaar@studentloan.org