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2016 Top Headlines
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
Celebrate 529 Day with TNStars
On 5/29, cash in on fun family deals and get $50 when you open a new TNStars® Account by June 30th!
(May 24, 2016)
This Sunday the TNStars® College Savings 529 Program is teaming up with fun family venues around the state to offer free and discounted admissions to celebrate 529 College Savings Day! TNStars is also offering a $50 incentive for opening a new account with at least $50 by June 30th. ...more
Agriculture, Banking and Commerce: A conversation with David Lillard,
coming to Selmer Friday, June 3rd
(May 23, 2016)
Selmer, TN- State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. will be in Selmer next week to participate in an event hosted by the Bank of McNairy County and Senator Dolores Gresham. The event, titled Agriculture, Banking and Commerce: A conversation with David Lillard, Treasurer will be held at the Latta Building in Selmer at 12N on Friday, June 3rd. ...more
Tennessee Treasury Observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-16: Criminal Injuries Compensation Program Provides Funds of Last Resort to Help Restore Tennessee Victims
(April 8, 2016)
During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, observed April 10-16, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. wants to remind the public of a fund designed to help innocent victims of violent crimes in Tennessee. ...more
TENNESSEE STATE TREASURER ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN ISRAEL BONDS
(April 5, 2016)
State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. announced today a $15 million investment in Israel bonds. This brings all holdings of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System portfolio of Israel securities to more than $60 million. ...read more
Lt. Gov. Ramsey Awarded Financial Literacy Champion
by Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission
(March 24, 2016)
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission presented Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey with the Financial Literacy Champion Award. The Commission hosted its annual benefit dinner on Wednesday night, welcoming special guest speakers Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell. ...read 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. ...read more
Nearly 700 Families Have Entered TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Holiday Scholarship Giveaway
One Week Until First Winner will be Drawn
December 9, 2015
Nashville, TN - Nearly 700 families have entered the TNStars College Savings 529 Program $10,000 scholarship giveaway! This month, ten Tennessee kids will win a $1,000 college scholarship into a TNStars account, just for entering online. ...more
Derrick Dagnan Named New Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Tennessee Treasury Department
(December 2, 2015)
Nashville, TN - Completing a nationwide search, the Tennessee Treasury Department has named Derrick Dagnan its new Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Derrick will assist Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill in leading the Treasury Investments Division, which is responsible for internally managing over $50 billion in state assets, including the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System valued at over $42 Billion. Dagnan was selected from a pool of well over one hundred candidates. ...more
TNStars, 10 Kids: $10,000 Holiday Scholarship Giveaway
(December 1, 2015)
The TNStars® College Savings 529 Program announced today a $10,000 scholarship giveaway this December. Ten Tennessee kids will win a $1,000 college scholarship into a TNStars® account, just for entering online. A program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, TNStars® encourages all to give the gift of the future this holiday. ...more
Tennessee Treasury Department returned $40 Million in Unclaimed Property; $725 Million still waiting to be claimed in Tennessee
(November 10, 2015)
$40 Million of Unclaimed Property was returned to its rightful owners in FY 2015, a 53% increase from the year prior. Unclaimed property is money that has been turned over to the State by businesses and organizations who cannot locate the rightful owners. Every year, millions of missing dollars are turned over, and the Tennessee Treasury Department works to get that money back to where it belongs. In Tennessee, there is currently $725 Million in unclaimed property still waiting to be returned. ...more
TIPS Program Successful in Attracting Non-Traditional Savers
(August 26, 2015)
TNStars® 529 College Savings Program is pleased to announce the success of the first qualifying period for Tennessee Investments Preparing Scholars Program (TIPS). Introduced in September 2014, TIPS provides a 4-to-1 matching contribution for middle to lower income families who have set aside money in their child’s college savings account. TIPS applicants had from October through June 30, 2015 to open a new account and to save for the match. During the initial nine-month qualifying period, new TNStars® accounts were opened for 163 Tennessee children from families with an average household income of $33,196.14 per year thanks to the TIPS program. ...more
Governor Signs ABLE Legislation to Help Families and Individuals with Disabilities Save with Tax-free Earnings
May 19, 2015
Families of those with disabilities are now one step closer to saving more money for medical costs with tax-free earnings. Today Governor Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses. ...more
TNStars™ is the #1 College Savings Plan in the Country for 2014 Investment Performance
(February 19, 2015)
TNStars College Savings 529 plan has just been recognized as the top direct-sold plan in the nation. TNStars™ is a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury. The number one ranking comes from SavingForCollege.org, who analyzes the investment performance figures for thousands of 529 portfolios and ranks the 529 savings plans from best to worst. The latest report released compares one-year investment performance as of December 31, 2014. TNStars™ investment options rank number one in the nation. more...
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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.
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State Trust of Tennessee Board of Directors
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