Join the 30 Day Family Fun Challenge!
Each month we’ll be posting a fun activity for you to do with your family to help you connect with your kids and build strong relationships. It is easy to participate and fun! Simply use the tools available on our website to complete the challenge. Be sure to do it within the 30 day time frame as a new challenge will be posted monthly. We would love to see photos of your family in action. At the end of every month, please post pictures of your family completing the activity on our Facebook page or email them to FamilyDay@casacolumbia.org.
As the father of two boys, I understand how important it is for families to educate their children. My mom was a teacher, I deeply value education, and as your State Treasurer, one of my top goals is to help make college possible for all Pennsylvanians.
Many financial experts agree that 529 college savings plans are the best way for most families to save for college. Administered by the McCord Treasury, the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program offers two plans: the PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan, in which growth is tied to the rate of college tuition inflation and the PA 529 Investment Plan, in which investment returns are determined by financial markets.
Both plans feature tax-deferred growth on earnings and tax-free withdrawals when funds are used for qualified educational expenses.
If you're like most parents, the task of saving for higher education gets transferred from one "to do" list to another. Often our day-to-day tasks and unforeseen expenses prevent us from taking the time and money to open a PA 529 College Savings account. However, I would guess I am much like you – I don't want to burden my children with large amounts of debt upon graduating from college. So I am pleased the McCord Treasury is able to help you get started today!
On March 18, 2016, 7th grade students participated in our annual Career Day. They visited local job sites and experienced the “real world of work.” Thank you to the following businesses/schools for hosting our students:
Crozer Chester Medical Center
Delaware County Community College Advanced Technology Center
Delaware County Technical School (Aston Campus)
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PIT)
Delaware County 4-H
Pennsylvania State Police
Rocky Run YMCA
West Chester Veterinary Medical Center
Rizzieri Aveda Beauty School
Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach (Lynn Romolini)
Thanks to Wawa, Whole Foods, Wegmans and Costco for donating items for the light breakfast students enjoyed prior to leaving.