Saturday, May 29, Alaska 529 joined 529 plans across the country with events and promotions to celebrate 529 Day by hosting ice cream giveaways across the state.

529 Day Ice Cream Giveaway


529 Day recognizes the importance of saving for future education expenses, and the benefits of doing so with a tax-advantaged 529 account.*


Alaska 529 partnered with ice cream vendors in Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Wasilla to offer a free treat or scoop of ice cream courtesy of Alaska 529. By the end of the day, over 4,500 free scoops had been given out statewide!


Lael Oldmixon, Alaska 529’s Executive Director said, “This is a specific day each year dedicated to highlighting the value of investing in a 529 plan, and it’s a way we thank all Alaskans who have made the smart choice to save for their loved one’s future. What better day to celebrate 529s than on May 29th?”


Alaska 529 is also celebrating its 20th year of helping families plan and save for and achieve their education goals. The plan currently has $618 million invested for over 30,000 account holders.**