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Tennesseans Celebrate Music and Financial Literacy at the State Capitol
(April 7, 2017)

Nashville, TN – This week, over 100 state leaders from across the state gathered for a reception and dinner at the Tennessee State Capitol to celebrate financial literacy and the work of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC). Governor Bill Haslam, Speaker Beth Harwell, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, legislators, business leaders and supporters of the Commission joined State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., Chair of the TNFLC Board, for the event. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Department Recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
(April 3, 2017)

(NASHVILLE) –The Tennessee Treasury Department is joining organizations across the country April 2 – 8 in recognizing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The week is a way to raise awareness of victims’ rights, inspire the community, and address unmet needs. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Program, a program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, works to help innocent of violent crimes in Tennessee. ...more

Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Celebrates
Achievements in Financial Literacy at Delano Optional School

Memphis, TN – State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) joined Delano Optional School last week to celebrate students taking the first step toward a successful financial future. ...more

Tennessee Names Ann McGauran State Architect

NASHVILLE- Today the Tennessee State Building Commission voted unanimously to appoint Ann McGauran as State Architect. McGauran is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Department Returns a
Record-Breaking Number of Unclaimed Property Claims

$789.2 Million Still Waiting to be Claimed in Tennessee

(February 8, 2017)

The Tennessee Treasury Department returned 41,827 claims of Unclaimed Property in FY 2016, marking a 28% increase over the year prior. This is the highest number of claims ever returned by the Department. More than $34 million was returned last year with an average claim amount of $817. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Employees donate more than $3000 to help Sevier County Fire relief efforts
(January 12, 2017)

NASHVILLE- After the wildfires that devastated much of Gatlinburg and Sevier County, the Tennessee Treasury Department wanted to do its part to help those affected in their recovery. The Treasury Department reached out to public officials in the devastated areas to offer assistance in quickly restoring needed government operations. ...more

State Treasurer David Lillard Reelected
(January 11, 2017)

NASHVILLE- This morning, a Joint Convention of the 110th General Assembly reelected David H. Lillard, Jr. by acclamation to a fifth term as Tennessee State Treasurer. ...more

2016 Archives

TNStars, 10 Kids:  $10,000 Scholarship Giveaway Returns in 2016
(December 1, 2016)

NASHVILLE- Today, the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program announced the return of its most popular scholarship giveaway: the TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Scholarship Giveaway.  This December, ten Tennessee kids will win a $1,000 scholarship into a TNStars® account, just for entering online. ...more

This Veterans Day, the Tennessee Treasury Division of Unclaimed Property Wants to Return Military Medals to Owners
(November 10, 2016)

NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Treasury Department safeguards unclaimed property for Tennesseans, and the Division of Unclaimed Property works every day to return that property to its rightful owners. In Tennessee, unclaimed property is usually money. However, if a military medal is found in an abandoned safe deposit box, the medal is turned over to the State Treasurer for safekeeping. ...more

State Treasurer Lillard to Address College Savings in Memphis
Give Away a $250 TNStars Scholarship

(October 11, 2016)

MEMPHIS: State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program team will host a Town Hall Meeting in Memphis the evening of October 17, 2016, with State Representatives Raumesh Akbari and Karen Camper. ...more


TNStars Giving Away Three $1,000 Scholarships for College Savings Month
(September 8, 2016)

NASHVILLE- September is College Savings Month and State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. wants you to know the Three Stars for College Savings: start early, make saving a habit, and open a TNStars account. The TNStars College Savings 529 Program will help Tennessee children get an early start to their college savings account this month by giving away $1,000 scholarships to three lucky children age 10 or under. ...more

Tennessee Among the First States to Offer ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities
(June 13, 2016)

NASHVILLE- This morning, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. announced the opening of ABLE TN, Tennessee’s own Achieving A Better Life Experience program, a new program to help those with disabilities plan and save for the future. A program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, ABLE TN will allow account holders the opportunity to save and invest with tax-free earnings to help individuals with disabilities maintain independence and quality of life. ...more

Treasurer Lillard Awards $10,000 in TNStars Scholarships to Winners from Around the State
(January 8, 2016)

Nashville, TN – Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. started 2016 by awarding $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Holiday Scholarship Giveaway. The winners and their families gathered at the Tennessee State Capitol this week for a special celebration with the Treasurer, joined by Speaker Beth Harwell and Representatives Susan Lynn and Mike Carter. more

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Treasurer LillardWelcome to the State of Tennessee's Treasury Department home page. The Treasury Department is one of three legislative agencies within State government. Its major functions include:

  • Receiving and disbursing public funds.
  • Managing all State investments, including the pension fund.
  • Administering three major employee benefit programs, including the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, the Deferred Compensation Program, and the Flexible Benefits Plan.
  • Operating the Unclaimed Property, College Savings (Section 529 Plans), and Small and Minority-Owned Business programs.
  • Overseeing the risk management program and handling and adjudicating all claims made against the State.

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To invest in the well-being of Tennesseans through exceptional financial leadership, management, service and education.


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