INVEST IN GIFT OF COLLEGE TODAY!
We’ve already helped eliminate $15 million in student loan debt and boosted college savings account balances by $10 million
43 million Americans have student loan debt, 60M children lack a 529 account, and tens of millions of potential gift givers have loved ones in these situations
Gift of College is a profitable company supported by a passionate team with years of experience helping families prepare for the cost of higher education
Nearly every American is touched by the high cost of higher education and crushing weight of student loan debt that results from not planning ahead for these costs. The Gift of College crowdfunding platform streamlines the process for friends, family, and employers to conveniently make contributions toward 529 college savings and student loan accounts to break the devastating cycle of multi-generational educational debt. By connecting gift-givers and receivers through a suite of carefully designed solutions, including gift cards (online and retail), and through an at-work solution, the burden can be eased for millions of Americans.
Wayne has been a higher education savings advocate at the forefront of providing simple and streamlined solutions for families and employers to help save and pay for college and eliminate the unbearable burden of student loan debt. In 2008, he developed GiftofCollege.com – a leading crowdfunding platform aimed at eradicating student debt and helping Americans save for higher education. Its suite of products includes Gift of College Gift Cards (available online and at over 3000 retailer locations including select Target, Save Mart, Lucky, and H-E-B stores) and Gift of College At-Work, an employee benefit program offering payroll deduction and employer match technology.
To learn more about the Gift of College platform or student loan repayment/college savings as an employee benefit, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia is also a motivational speaker and writer and holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Duquesne University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Dr. Kristine Sickels
Throughout her marketing career, Kristine has led the marketing strategy for an impressive portfolio of global consumer brands such as Rubbermaid, Crockpot, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Calphalon, and more. She is an advocate for innovation and communication approaches grounded in consumer insights.
Kristine is the CEO and Founder of a marketing consulting agency where she brings executive level thinking and partnership to small & medium sized businesses. Operating as a virtual CMO, she works with brands such as Kimball International, Jess Ekstrom, Nexus Project, to help them grow their businesses with great marketing. She focuses on organizational and personal branding, strategy, innovation along with coaching & mentorship.
Kristine is also the Co-Founder, Director, Corporate Secretary & Chief Marketing Officer of Gift of College Inc. College loan debt has become the number one form of consumer debt in the US. Gift of College helps students and families save for college tuition, taking away the stress and worry of college loan debt.
Kristine holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s prestigious Ross School of business; and a Doctor of Business Administration from Georgia State University.
For the past two years Rob has been with StartEngine Primary LLC, a registered broker-dealer and FINRA/SIPC member. He currently is the Chief Compliance Officer of StartEngine Primary LLC. Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) is a separately regulated business and is not part of StartEngine Primary LLC’s operations. StartEngine Primary LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc., which is also the parent company of StartEngine Capital LLC, the funding portal conducting this Regulation Crowdfunding Offering. StartEngine Primary LLC and StartEngine Capital LLC are sister companies. This role is Rob's primary job.
Rob received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, Real Estate and Finance from California State University, Northridge. He currently holds eight securities industry licenses.
Director of Operations
In addition to key operational roles, she held roles in program planning and management, staff and volunteer management, and training. Christine holds a B.S. in Family & Child Studies from Northern Illinois University.
Director of Marketing
In addition to his role at Google, Jaime is also an author and serves on a number of boards for organizations focused on education, innovation, and equity. Jaime teaches a 10th-grade communication class at the Phoenix Coding Academy in Phoenix and is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.
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Friends and Family Early Birds
Invest within the first 48 hours and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.
Super Early Bird Bonus
Invest in the first 7 days and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.
Early Bird Bonus
Invest in the first 14 days and receive an additional 5% bonus shares.
$500 | Tier 1
Invest $500 and receive a $25 Gift of College Gift Card.
$1,000 | Tier 2
Invest $1,000 and receive a $75 Gift of College Gift Card.
$2,500 | Tier 3
Invest $2,500 and receive a $100 Gift of College Gift Card.
$5,000 | Tier 4
Invest $5,000 and receive a $100 Gift of College Gift Card and 5% bonus shares.
$10,000 | Tier 5
Invest $10,000 and receive a $100 Gift of College Gift Card and 10% bonus shares.
*All perks occur when the offering is completed.
Gift of College, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.
This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class A Common Stock at $5.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class A Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $500. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.
This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.
Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.
Irregular Use of Proceeds
We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.
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Gift of College is excited to have been selected to be part of the Health and Wealth bundle from ADP Marketplace, providing a new way for employers to engage their workforce. And in our initial launch we added over a dozen new companies to our growing list of clients.
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"Studies and trends have found that younger generations value experiences over material possessions. Kids don’t need fancy gifts; they need something that means something and adds real value to their lives." Proud to be featured in this excellent article from Forbes!
Forbes Press: Why You Should Give the Gift of College This Holiday Season
This holiday season 529 Education Gifting Programs like GiftofCollege.com are meeting the needs of families and friends looking to ecommerce channels for holiday gifts from the comfort of their homes. Having grown in availability and popularity over the last several years, online gifting tools, crowdfunding platforms, and e-gift cards make higher education savings as convenient as online shopping for material gifts, according to members of the *College Savings Foundation.
We are proud to be featured by the College Savings Foundation:
*The College Savings Foundation (CSF) is a Washington, D.C.- based not-for-profit organization helping American families achieve their education savings goals.
Innovetive Petcare, a veterinary management company of 21 animal practices across six states gives its employees a sense of security towards their education. Launching last March, every new mother and father employed by Innovetive Petcare receives a Gift of College gift card with an initial contribution to start their own 529 college savings plan.
“Innovetive Petcare wanted to partner with Gift of College to blaze the trail for other employers in the veterinary industry and create a movement to alleviate the student loan epidemic and lessen the emotional, professional, and financial stressors faced by veterinarians,” said Malia Rivera, Vice President of Innovetive Petcare. “By partnering with Gift of College, Innovetive Petcare employees can create automatic payroll deductions, they can easily pay down their student loans and contribute to their 529 college savings account.”
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Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Gift of College offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:
Gift of College removed Dan Schatt as board member
When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.
Have you explored our new app, Cashback for College?
Shop with Cashback for College and receive cashback to save or pay for college when you purchase gift cards at popular merchants like Walmart, CVS, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sephora, Foot Locker, and many more.
Earnings can be directed into any 529 college savings plan, student loan or 529 ABLE account via GiftofCollege.com.
“Our mission is to help families take control of their financial futures by making it easy to contribute to a college savings plan account or pay down student debt,” said Wayne Weber, CEO and founder, Gift of College. “Finding small and simple savings solutions that are already a part of everyday life can add up in a big way. When it comes to saving for college, every dollar counts.”
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Gift of College believes everyone deserves an education and a future without student loan debt and that families don’t need to go it alone. Since 2008 Gift of College has helped thousands of individuals just like you save millions for advanced education and pay down their student loan debt faster. We are inspired by stories of how Gift of College has helped individuals and families plan for a better future.
MEET THE LIMAS --- a family of 5 who started using Gift of College in 2014 when their first two children were little. They’ve consistently received contributions from their family as gifts for holidays and other special occasions. When planning birthday and other celebrations, they always remember to include the shareable GiftofCollege.com profile link in invitations. Every year the kids receive almost $500 college savings contributions each from friends and extended family.
Gift of College is honored to help families just like the Limas, but they aren’t the only ones. Each one of you has a story of determination to create a future without student loan debt. It’s inspiring.
Hear what the Limas have to say about Gift of College:
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