New Ways to Win this May with Fund My Future!

Birds are chirping, warm weather is coming, and spring is the air. It has never been a better time to start sprouting your child’s savings with some help from Fund My Future!

From now until May 31, Fund My Future participants unable to make a deposit into their child’s savings accounts will have a new way to win from this month’s prize pool.

Visit https://fundmyfuturepa.org/new-ways-to-win-may/ for more details on how to start saving and winning big!

Meet Our April $1000 Winner

April’s $1000 Winner

“With all the negativity of COVID-19 and my daughter not being able to have her senior graduation experience, being a $1000 winner really brightened my daughter’s college future.”  Mrs. Lisa Falgione

Mrs. Lisa Falgione resides in Allegheny County and has been saving for her daughter Julia, a graduating senior and honors student at Shaler Area High School. As a high school student, Julia works part-time at McDonald’s and also works part-time at The Hartwood Restaurant.  Mrs. Falgione joined Fund My Future in 2018 during America Saves Week. She learned about PA-529 through a family friend and has been saving for her daughter’s education through a PA-529 Savings Account that she began when Julia was born. She does automatic withdrawals from her paycheck so that she never misses a deposit.

Julia has been accepted to The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and will be majoring in Biology. Ms. Falgione plans to use her $500 check towards her daughter’s schooling and is excited to have the additional $500 go directly into her daughter’s PA-529 Savings Account. This is the second time Mrs. Falgione has won with Fund My Future. The first time she won $50. She was very excited then, but being the $1000 Winner takes her excitement to another level.

April’s Change makes Change Winner

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. TIA PRESSLEY!
Ms. Pressley was one of our $50 Winners. She became eligible by participating in the April “New Ways to Win” by submitting her “CHANGE MAKES CHANGE” photo AND SHE WON!!

More Winners and More Cash

Here’s another winner’s story! Meet Marianne Smith, one of our Lancaster Winners! Click Here to read more!

Do you live in Pennsylvania and have a child born after December 2018? If the answer is yes, did you know you are eligible for $100?  Call 800-440-4000 to find out more about Keystone Scholars or visit the website at www.PA529.com.

May’s New Way to WIN

“Savings Goal Garden”

Watch your savings bloom this May with Fund My Future!

Birds are chirping, warm weather is coming, and spring is the air. It has never been a better time to start sprouting your child’s savings with some help from Fund My Future!

From now until May 31, Fund My Future participants unable to make a deposit into their child’s savings accounts will have a new way to win from this month’s prize pool.

It’s easy, all you have to do is…

  • Help your child watch their savings bloom by creating a ‘Savings Goal Garden,’ with every petal representing a savings goal! Create your own or download our template.
  • Snap a photo of your Savings Goal Garden and send it, along with your name and phone number, to info@fundmyfuturepa.org by May 31*.
  • If your ticket number is pulled, you’ll be able to claim your cash prize!

*By sending your photo, you authorize and grant Fund My Future permission to use the photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

April Photo Entries
“Change makes CHANGE”

Check out some of the photos submitted from our families for the April Promotion
“Change makes CHANGE”

Virtual Parent Meeting

Parents can now schedule a one-on-one virtual Zoom meeting to address any Fund My Future needs. Simply contact Ms. Corinealdi at 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)

Fund My Future is now STATEWIDE

Due to our great success in Propel Schools and Allegheny County with nearly 4,000 families currently participating, we recently formed a new collaboration with Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Joe Torsella. Now all families across Pennsylvania can participate in this one-of-a-kind children’s savings program. As a result of this AWESOME collaboration we now have an increased monthly prize pool of $8,000 available to all participants.

In addition to the increased prize pool, Fund My Future participants will enroll by simply taking the PA Savings Pledge as a reminder of their reason for saving. Those not enrolled can simply go to fundmyfuturepa.org and take the PA Savings Pledge. Monthly raffle tickets are sent by email, giving everyone a chance to win. Prizes are awarded to those with winning tickets as long as they have made a deposit of at least $1 into their child’s savings account. For a complete listing of the updated Fund My Future Rules please click HERE. 

April 2020 Spotlight

Special Announcement

Due to the sudden impact of COVID-19, we understand that some of our families are unable to make deposits into their child’s savings account. As a result, the Fund My Future team incorporated creative ways families can show that even in these unprecedented times they are still committed to saving. 

Beginning March 2020 Fund My Future will feature new monthly ways for families to win on the Fund My Future Facebook Page. Be sure to like and follow us to stay up to date with the new eligibility opportunity for each month during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please take a moment to listen to the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO click here.

Please email info@fundmyfuturepa.org with any questions.
The Fund My Future team is available Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
If you would like to speak to someone in person call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946).

April’s New Way to WIN

“Change makes CHANGE”

They say a penny saved is a penny earned. So why not take this month for a chance to win big by participating in Fund My Future’s “Change Makes CHANGE” April Challenge.

Here’s how it works: From now until April 30, Fund My Future participants unable to make a bank deposit into their child’s savings account will have a new way to win from this month’s prize pool.

It’s easy, all you have to do is…

  1. Give your child a place to watch their savings grow by collecting small change around the house and decorating a piggy bank, a jar, a mug, or anything that can store their savings!
  2. Snap a photo of your hand-decorated bank with their coin deposits and send it, along with your name and phone number, to info@fundmyfuturepa.org by April 30.*
  3. If your ticket number is pulled, you’ll be able to claim your cash prize!

*By sending your photo, you authorize and grant Fund My Future permission to use the photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

March Photo Entries

“Fund My Future on the Fridge”

Check out some of the photos submitted from our families for the March Promotion “Fund My Future on the Fridge”

Congratulations Ms. Copeland!

Tracy Copeland was one of our $1000 winners. She sat down with Ms.Corinealdi for a one on one interview about why she chose to join Fund My Future. To hear her story click here .

You can also contact the Fund My Future office to make arrangements to tell your Fund My Future story. Just call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)

Fund My Future is now STATEWIDE

Due to our great success in Propel Schools and Allegheny County with nearly 4,000 families currently participating, we recently formed a new collaboration with Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Joe Torsella. Now all families across Pennsylvania can participate in this one-of-a-kind children’s savings program. As a result of this AWESOME collaboration we now have an increased monthly prize pool of $8,000 available to all participants.


 In addition to the increased prize pool, Fund My Future participants will enroll by simply taking the PA Savings Pledge as a reminder of their reason for saving. Those not enrolled can simply go to fundmyfuturepa.org and take the PA Savings Pledge. Monthly raffle tickets are sent by email, giving everyone a chance to win. Prizes are awarded to those with winning tickets as long as they have made a deposit of at least $1 into their child’s savings account. For a complete listing of the updated Fund My Future Rules please click HERE. 

REMINDER:
Bank accounts no longer need to be
linked to the Fund My Future portal.
The steps are easy:
1. Take the PA Savings Pledge at fundmyfuturepa.org
2. Open a savings account
(at a financial institution of your choice)
3. Save & Win!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: @Fundmyfuturepa

Meet Tracy, November’s $1,000 Winner!

Congratulations to Tracy Copeland, our $1000 prize pool winner!

By making monthly deposits, Tracy was eligible to win this prize from our monthly prize pool, and you could be our next big winner!

Please consider taking the pledge at https://fundmyfuturepa.org/pledge to learn how to start. You may also give us a call at 833-SAVEWIN (833-728-3946), or reach us by email at info@fundmyfuturepa.org if you have any questions.

March 2020 Spotlight

Congratulations Ms. Copeland!

Tracy Copeland was one of our $1000 winners. She sat down with Ms.Corinealdi for a one on one interview about why she chose to join Fund My Future. To hear her story click here. You can also contact the Fund My Future office to make arrangements to tell your Fund My Future story. Just call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)

Fund My Future is Looking for Volunteers

Fund My Future is currently looking for volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer in one of the following areas, please email info@fundmyfuturepa.org or call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946) with your contact information.

ENROLLMENT – Assist with enrollment at various partner scheduled events.

ANNUAL EVENTS – Attend monthly planning committee meetings to assist with coordinating annual events. Volunteers will be assigned to a specific task for annual events.

SCHEDULER – Assist with follow up phone calls to schedule appointments with families to open accounts.

MAIL HANDLER – Assist with the preparation of mailers, including but not limited to stuffing, postage, sealing, etc.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK

Community Events

During the month of February Fund My Future attended a host of community events. Check out the photos below for details:

Boy Scouts Award Dinner

On Thursday, February 20, Ms. Corinealdi attended the Boy Scouts Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Dinner to celebrate the recognition of individuals and organizations who provide exceptional service for disadvantaged youth by developing scouting and other opportunities in challenging urban & rural areas.

Fund My Future is now STATEWIDE

Due to our great success in Propel Schools and Allegheny County with nearly 4,000 families currently participating, we recently formed a new collaboration with Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Joe Torsella. Now all families across Pennsylvania can participate in this one-of-a-kind children’s savings program. As a result of this AWESOME collaboration we now have an increased monthly prize pool of $8,000 available to all participants.
In addition to the increased prize pool, Fund My Future participants will enroll by simply taking the PA Savings Pledge as a reminder of their reason for saving. Those not enrolled can simply go to fundmyfuturepa.org and take the PA Savings Pledge. Monthly raffle tickets are sent by email, giving everyone a chance to win. Prizes are awarded to those with winning tickets as long as they have made a deposit of at least $1 into their child’s savings account. For a complete listing of the updated Fund My Future Rules please click HERE.

Saving Tip

Every time you receive a windfall such as a work bonus, tax refund, contest-winning or inheritance, put a portion into your savings account.

If you would like to join Fund My Future please call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)

Reminder

Bank accounts no longer need to be linked to the Fund My Future portal.

The steps are easy:

  1. Take the PA Savings Pledge at fundmyfuturepa.org
  2. Open a savings account (at a financial institution of your choice)
  3. Save & Win!

Demi’s Story

Meet Demi.

After enrolling in the Fund My Future program during National Savings Day, she became eligible to win a prize from a monthly pool. She and her family were lucky enough to win this extra prize, and encourage others to enroll for their children’s futures.

Please consider taking the pledge at https://fundmyfuturepa.org/pledge for more information and to learn how to start. You may also give us a call at 833-SAVEWIN (833-728-3946), or reach us by email at info@fundmyfuturepa.org if you have any questions.

February 2020 Spotlight

Saving Tip

Every time you receive a windfall such as a work bonus, tax refund, contest-winning or inheritance, put a portion into your savings account.

If you would like to join Fund My Future please call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946)

Fund My Future is now STATEWIDE

Due to our great success in Propel Schools and Allegheny County with nearly 4,000 families currently participating, we recently formed a new collaboration with Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Joe Torsella. Now all families across Pennsylvania can participate in this one-of-a-kind children’s savings program. As a result of this AWESOME collaboration we now have an increased monthly prize pool of $8,000 available to all participants.
In addition to the increased prize pool, Fund My Future participants will enroll by simply taking the PA Savings Pledge as a reminder of their reason for saving. Those not enrolled can simply go to fundmyfuturepa.org and take the PA Savings Pledge. Monthly raffle tickets are sent by email, giving everyone a chance to win. Prizes are awarded to those with winning tickets as long as they have made a deposit of at least $1 into their child’s savings account. For a complete listing of the updated Fund My Future Rules please click HERE.

Congratulations Ms. Corinealdi!

Ms. Toni Corinealdi was recently named the Fund My Future Outreach Director for Allegheny County. Although she will continue to oversee Fund My Future events at various partner sites, she will also provide Fund My Future coaching and training during the Pennsylvania Statewide expansion.

Fund My Future is Looking for Volunteers

Fund My Future is currently looking for volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer in one of the following areas, please email info@fundmyfuturepa.org or call 833-SAVEWIN (728-3946) with your contact information.

ENROLLMENT – Assist with enrollment at various partner scheduled events.

ANNUAL EVENTS – Attend monthly planning committee meetings to assist with coordinating annual events. Volunteers will be assigned to a specific task for annual events.

SCHEDULER – Assist with follow up phone calls to schedule appointments with families to open accounts.

MAIL HANDLER – Assist with the preparation of mailers, including but not limited to stuffing, postage, sealing, etc.

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK

“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.”
—Susan L. Taylor, journalist

Save the Dates

America Saves Week February 24 – 29 visit pittsburghsaves.org or americasaves.org for more info.

Pittsburgh Saves Kick-off Event

On January 16th Fund My Future along with Neighborhood Allies, The Financial Empowerment Center, and The United Way hosted the “Pittsburgh Saves” Kick-Off to promote “America Saves.” This event was held at the Human Services Center Corporation in Turtle Creek, PA. There were several banks onsite including Dollar Bank, Citizens Bank and PNC Bank, ready to answer banking questions and open accounts for interested families. In addition, all attending families were entered in the on-site raffle for a chance to win gift cards!

Reminder

Bank accounts no longer need to be linked to the Fund My Future portal.

The steps are easy:

  1. Take the PA Savings Pledge at fundmyfuturepa.org
  2. Open a savings account (at a financial institution of your choice)
  3. Save & Win!

January 2020 Spotlight

Saving Tip

Any savings account is compatible with Fund My Future.

If you experience a problem with opening an account, please contact the Fund My Future team at 412-440-8946.

November $1000 Winner – Ms. Tracy Copeland

Tracy Copeland was eligible to win the November $1000 Drawing because she was holding the winning ticket and most importantly, her daughter Malaika made a deposit of $5.00 into her savings account. Ms. Copeland’s November winning also qualified her to receive the “Spirit of Giving” where Fund My Future matched her winning amount and donated it to a nonprofit organization of her choice.

Ms. Copeland chose to donate her matched $1000 to S.A.L.T Pittsburgh (Save A Life Today Pittsburgh) a nonprofit organization that serves low-income families and a host of other social service needs.

Ms. Copeland started saving for her daughter Malaika about 2 – 3 years ago because she wanted her daughter to be better prepared for her educational future. Malaika is currently a Sophomore at Propel Montour High School and every Thursday she deposits money into her bank account.

Ms. Copeland loves the fact that her daughter is getting hands-on experience of saving money and believes it’s something that Malaika will be able to take with her into her adulthood.

Do you have a student in the first-grade attending school in the Hill District?

If you have a first-grade student attending school in the Hill District, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to receive $10. Contact the Hill District CDC at 412-765-1820 for details. But HURRY this offer expires on January 30th, 2020.

December Events

Families enrolled in Fund My Future at Minadeo Pre-K Holiday Celebration and Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center’s Holiday Celebration.

Reminder

Bank accounts no longer need to be linked to the Fund My Future portal.

The steps are easy:

  1. Enroll at www.fundmyfuturepgh.org
  2. Open a savings account (at a financial institution of your choice)
  3. Save & Win!

Duprene’s Story

Meet Duprene.

After participating at a family support center, Dupree made the decision to invest in the future and enrolled in Fund My Future. By making monthly deposits, she and her family are eligible to win prizes from a monthly pool!

Please consider taking the pledge at https://fundmyfuturepa.org/pledge to learn how to start. You may also give us a call at 833-SAVEWIN (833-728-3946), or reach us by email at info@fundmyfuturepa.org if you have any questions.

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