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Exploring How Children's Savings Accounts (CSAs) Complement & Enhance Traditional Scholarships
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When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Exploring How Children's Savings Accounts (CSAs) Complement & Enhance Traditional Scholarships
Community Foundations Learning Circle


Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA) are an innovative tool for helping children and youth save for college and build college expectations. CSA programs now serve over 450,000 savers across 65 programs in 34 states and are increasingly partnering with traditional scholarship providers. In some cases, they are specifically designed to complement scholarships. Come hear from leading CSA practitioners as they share insights on how CSAs can complement and strengthen existing scholarship programs.

Participants will learn from College Promise, an organization that has added CSAs as part of a comprehensive college access initiative, a leading scholarship provider that also offers CSAs, and community foundations that manage CSA programs along with traditional scholarships.

This program is part of the Community Foundations Learning Circle series, but is open to everyone, regardless of organization type.


Bonnie Gettys
President & CEO
Barry Community Foundation


Camry Ivory
Adult Learner Scholarship
Recipient Coordinator
KC Scholars

  Colleen Quint
President & CEO
Alfond Scholarship Foundation

  Justin Sheehan
Executive Director
Lansing Promise

Panelist Bios

Bonnie Gettys, President & CEO of the Barry Community Foundation, has led this rural foundation for the past 25 years. During her tenure, the foundation adopted the HomeTown Competitive model from Nebraska for action and the Healthy Community model of community strategy. With both models working in tandem, the foundation chose Education as the priority focus area. In 2015, the foundation began the journey for a county-wide children’s education savings account. Since inception, over 2800 automatic open enroll savings accounts have been created with our community partners of Highpoint Bank, Doug & Margarget DeCamp Family Foundation and our 4 local school districts.

Camry Ivory is the Adult Learner Scholarship Recipient Manager for KC Scholars, an innovative regional scholarship program that provides scholarships and advising support to low- and modest-income high school students and returning adult learners. She previously served as KC Scholars’ Student Support Services Coordinator, facilitating advising support and events for adult learners, 11th grade traditional students, and 9th graders in KC Scholars’ College Savings Match/Account program. Camry is a first-generation college graduate. She earned a B.A. in Linguistics with minors in Spanish and Public Service & Leadership from University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Colleen Quint is the President & CEO of the Alfond Scholarship Foundation, which awards a $500 grant at birth to every Maine resident baby for their future education after high school. By the beginning of 2019, the program had invested over $47 million in for more than 94,000 Maine children. ASF also works with families and with partners across the state to increase student aspirations and outcomes through educational messaging and by encouraging family savings for college. Prior to her tenure at ASF, she was the founding Executive Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute. Colleen holds a B.A. from Bates College and a J.D. from University of Maine School of Law.

Justin Sheehan is a Lansing, Michigan born and bred attorney with a fierce pride for the diverse and resilient Capital City he calls home. A twice over graduate of Michigan State University, in Social Work and Law respectively, Sheehan is currently the Executive Director of the Lansing Promise, a proud member of the Lansing SAVE Advisory Board (Lansing’s exceptional CSA program), President of the Leadership Lansing Alumni Community, Treasurer of the Michigan Promise Zone Association, a Principal at Michigan Nonprofit Counsel and the Mission Centered Leadership Institute.

Of greater importance, he is the proud father of three and the husband of one exceptional woman.


Free for NSPA members
$35 for non-members*
*If you 
apply for NSPA membership within two weeks after this webinar, the webinar cost will be applied toward your membership.

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