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Atrium Health Navicent Partners with Path2College to Welcome “Tax Day Baby”

Mother with newborn receiving Path2College 529 Plan giant check.

On the day when many Americans were finalizing their tax returns and mailing payments, a Macon family welcomed baby John Thomas Cote into the world, and he was recognized as the first baby born on April 18th “Tax Day” at Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center. As this year’s Tax Day Baby, John was awarded $1,529 for his Path2College 529 Plan to help him achieve his future educational goals.

“We are both teachers and we value higher education,” said John’s mother, Jessica Arnold. “This is remarkable and thank you.”

The hospital and the state of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan partner each year to raise awareness about the importance of saving for college and financial planning, along with the advantages of saving in the Path2College 529 Plan.

“We are excited to help John jump-start his college savings with this contribution, and we hope that many more families with young children will use tax time to begin planning for their children’s education,” said Georgia Student Finance Commission President Lynne Riley.

This is the eighth year Atrium Health Navicent has recognized a Tax Day Baby.

“Bringing a new life into this world is a joyous occasion and Atrium Health Navicent is honored to help baby John and his parents celebrate. We’re proud to partner with the Path2College 529 Plan to provide him with a head start on saving for college or career training,” said Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley. “Children are our future, and anything we can do to expand opportunities and encourage education brightens the future for the entire community.”

Georgia babies born in 2023 also have a chance to win money for college through the Path2College Newborn Sweepstakes. One baby born in Georgia this year will be awarded a $5,529 college savings contribution. The Path2College 529 Plan will also award $1,529 to the hospital where the Newborn Sweepstakes winner is born.

Parents, grandparents and guardians of Georgia babies born in 2023 may go to until April 14, 2024, for official rules, prize details and to enter for a chance to win the 2023 Newborn Sweepstakes (no purchase necessary/void where prohibited). The Newborn Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Path2College 529 Plan.

For more information about the Path2College 529 Plan or to open a college savings account, please visit or call (877) 424-4377.

To learn more about Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan, its investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses please see the Plan Description at Read it carefully. Investments in the Plan are neither insured nor guaranteed and there is the risk of investment loss. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA, distributor and underwriter for the Path2College 529 Plan.


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