The Daily Record selected Meghan Marek, Assistant Attorney General for Maryland 529 (formerly College Savings Plans of Maryland), to receive one of the 2017 Leading Women awards.
The Daily Record’s Leading Women awards honor 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. A panel of previous Top 100 Women and Leading Women winners selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and commitment to inspiring change.
“The Board of Directors and staff of MD 529 are extremely proud of Meghan’s recognition as one of The Daily Record’s 2017 Leading Women,” said Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Maryland 529 Board Chair. “ It is wonderful that her accomplishments as an attorney, coupled with her volunteer work in the community and board service, are being acknowledged by The Daily Record.”
The Daily Record launched the Leading Women awards in 2010 to recognize the next generation of Maryland’s women leaders.
Nominees for Leading Women were asked to complete an application that outlined their education and career history; examples of mentoring, career-related officer and board memberships in professional, business or trade organizations; volunteer involvement in civic and nonprofit organizations; awards and honors; professional accomplishments; and commitment to inspiring change in their organization or the community.
"This year's Leading Women honorees are making outstanding contributions to their fields. They are active in their communities and are committed to inspiring change," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. "They are Maryland's next generation of women leaders, and The Daily Record is honored to recognize their achievements."
The 2017 Leading Women awards will be presented Dec. 4 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Westin, 100 Westgate Circle in Annapolis.
About Maryland 529
Maryland 529 offers two affordable and flexible 529 plans to help families save for the future cost of college. The Maryland College Investment Plan allows families to save as little as $25 per month and is managed by T. Rowe Price. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows families to save for tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices for as little as a semester of college. Enrollment in the Prepaid College Trust is open from December 1, 2017 through April 17, 2018. The College Investment Plan is open for enrollment year round. In the fall of 2017, Maryland 529 will launch the Maryland ABLE plan which will allow individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-deferred account and pay for qualified disability-related expenses without jeopardizing federal means-tested benefits such as SSI or Medicaid.
Maryland 529 Plans and the Maryland ABLE plans are the only 529 and 529A plans that offer Maryland taxpayers a Maryland State income tax deduction for contributions. To learn more about the options offered by Maryland 529 Plans, visit www.Maryland 529.com or call 1-888.MD.GRAD (463-4723).