After two years of development, The Gift of Education, an online gift registry for education savings accounts, has relaunched! In celebration of the new and improved website, all transaction fees will be waived through the end of December.
The Gift of Education operates like any other online gift registry but, instead of registering toys and other gifts, a parent can register an existing education savings account on www.thegiftofeducation.com. Friends and family can visit the website and contribute securely and instantly to a child or student’s account. The Gift of Education takes the guesswork out of what to give for special occasions. No more wrapping paper, frantic trips to the store and no unwanted gifts. A few clicks of a button and a truly meaningful and enduring gift can be given.
The inspiration behind The Gift of Education came in 2010 when Aimee lost a friend and former college teammate to cancer. The process of making contributions to the education savings accounts of her friend’s children was very cumbersome – taking Aimee, family and friends days or weeks to complete. Aimee set out to create a website that would streamline the process of pushing money into education savings accounts.
Aimee dove in head first and started doing research on how she could make The Gift of Education a reality. When asked how she was able to overcome the trials and tribulations of a startup, Aimee states, “I was not afraid to ask questions and ask for help. I would explain what I was trying to do to just about anybody who would listen. I ran into different people who had unexpected answers and solutions which made The Gift of Education what it is today.
Aimee Hasson is a resident of Davis, California, and a graduate of UCD. Aimee founded The Gift of Education in 2010 and partnered with Davis Roots in May 2013. Since then, Aimee has been combining all the legal and technical pieces together that will transform the education savings market: https://www.