In an article about how parents can better save money for college expenses, U.S. News and World Report interviewed Amber Colley, Director of Sales Partnerships at Dun & Bradstreet, and Dun & Bradstreet Vice Chairman, Jeff Stibel, about how the company’s pioneering work in the field of education has helped parents and students alike.
Colley, an employee in Dun & Bradstreet’s Greensboro, North Carolina office, has been able to save nearly $20,000 for her children’s college expenses due in part to the EdAhead® match of her yearly 529 contribution.
The EdAhead education savings program is also the first education savings plan with a multiple match. Employee contributions are matched by company dollars while activating a donation to local public schools.
College savings benefits are gaining traction with employers around the country, and some states are even implementing tax benefits to support companies who choose to help parents save for the cost of education.
In an interview for the article, Vice Chairman Jeff Stibel noted that the EdAhead program is “one of the things that puts people over the top to work here, and it is one of the things that people say they will regret if they leave.”
EdAhead® is a revolutionary program designed to stress the importance of education for the future of America’s business success. By uniting employees and employers in contributing to students’ preparation for college, helping fund college savings, and improving local schools, EdAhead is an investment in student’s futures for personal success, community well being, and global prosperity.
The EdAhead program is a welcome bridge between saving today for education tomorrow, and it’s not just for parents. Any employee can be a steward of a child’s educational opportunity. We encourage any and every company to join our commitment to the importance of education to a shared future of leadership and strength.