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2014 News Releases

 

State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers at Motlow State Community College
(December 1, 2014)

Teachers who attend a December 6th financial literacy summit at Motlow State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. One lucky teacher will leave with an iPad mini. Every summit participant will be getting something far more valuable: Financial Literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. Teachers will also learn how their students can win a $5,290 college savings account from the state’s TNStars college savings program. more...


TNStars is nationally recognized as a
top performing College Savings 529 plan

(November 24, 2014)

TNStars College Savings 529 plan has been recognized as one of the top direct-sold plans in the nation. TNStars is a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury. TNStars is ranked as the no. 2 plan in the country according to SavingForCollege.org, who recently released the top ten direct-sold 529 plans in the nation based on one-year performance rankings as of September 30, 2014. The achievement is particularly notable as the TNStars plan is only in its third year, but has quickly risen to the top of its class. In a previous ranking, the plan was ranked eighth in the nation. more...


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers at Northeast State Community College
(November 18, 2014)


Teachers who attend a November 22nd financial literacy summit at Northeast State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. One lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. Every summit participant will be getting something far more valuable: Financial Literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. Teachers will also learn how their students can win a $5,290 college savings account from the state’s TNStars college savings program. more...


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Knoxville
(October 22, 2014)

Teachers who attend a November 1st financial literacy summit at Pellissippi State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. One lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. Every summit participant will be getting something far more valuable: Financial Literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. Teachers will also learn how their students can win a $5,290 college savings account from the state's TNStars college savings program. more...


TNStars College Savings Sweepstakes Deadline Extended to December 31, 2014
(October 20, 2014)

Tennessee families have even more time to register for one of two $5,290 scholarships awarded by the TNStars College Saving Sweepstakes. One family of an elementary school student and one family of a middle school student will be awarded $5,290 to set up college savings accounts. Contest entries will be received until December 31, 2014. Winners will be randomly drawn in January of 2015. more...

 


Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Cookeville and Surrounding Areas

(October 20, 2014)

Teachers who attend an Oct. 25 financial literacy summit at Tennessee Tech University will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives.more...


Treasurer Appoints Shelli King as Communications Director
(October 9, 2014)

Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. has appointed a new Communications Director. Shelli King will lead the
Communications efforts in the Treasury Department. As Communications Director, Shelli will serve as
the spokesperson for the Department and manage all areas of communications including publications
and media relations. more...

 


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Chattanooga
(October 6, 2014)

Teachers who attend an Oct. 18 financial literacy summit at Chattanooga State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Treasury Department Introduces New Program to Provide Need-Based College Savings Funds to Families
(September 30, 2014)

State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is announcing a new program to provide state funding to assist low-income families in building college savings accounts. more...


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Columbia
(September 17, 2014)

Teachers who attend a Sept. 27 financial literacy summit at Columbia State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Treasurer Lillard Celebrates National College Savings Month by Announcing Scholarship Giveaways
(September 12, 2014)

A Tennessee program that allows people to set aside money for children’s college expenses was recently ranked among the nation’s best performing by a national advocacy group. Now, two lucky Tennessee families will join the program with account balances started by the state. more...


Tennessee State Treasurer David Lillard Elected President of National Association of State Treasurers
(September 9, 2014)

Mackinac Island, Mich. (Sept. 9, 2014) - Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. has been elected by treasurers across the nation to serve as president of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). NAST is the premier organization that provides advocacy and support for state treasurers and treasury staff throughout the United States and its territories. more...


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Dyersburg
(September 8, 2014)

Teachers who attend a Sept. 20 financial literacy summit at Dyersburg State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. MORE...


 

Tennessee Treasury Department to Host Series of Webinars on Saving for College
(August 27, 2014)

With all the pressing issues people face in their everyday lives, it is often easy to forget about long-term planning needs such as saving money for children's college expenses. However, in celebration of College Savings Month, the Tennessee Treasury Department wants to help making college planning easier. more...



Anderson County School System Receives Check for Promoting College Savings Program
(August 5, 2014)

State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. has presented the Anderson County school system with a $2,500 check for its efforts to get parents to complete an online tutorial about the importance of saving of college. more...


Treasury Department Hosts Workshops on College Savings
(June 18, 2014)

With the high costs of college tuition and the many different types of investment options, it’s understandable that many parents feel overwhelmed about how they will pay for their children’s higher education expenses. However, a program offered by the Tennessee Treasury Department can help parents develop strategies for saving the money they will need. more...


Governor Haslam Signs Landmark Local Government Pension Reform Bill into Law
(May 28, 2104)

Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that is designed to assure Tennessee local government entities fully pay the annual payment to their public employee pension plans in order to protect the financial stability of local governments and to protect workers' pensions. more...


College Savings Day Brings Discounted Tickets, Online Promotions
(May 21, 2014)

Museums, zoos and minor league baseball teams across Tennessee are offering people numerous ways to save money this month. In turn, they and their partners in the Tennessee Treasury Department are hoping some of that money saved will be applied to college savings accounts. more...


Statement from State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. Regarding the Passing of Harlan Mathews
(May 9, 2014)


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“I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Harlan Mathews. He was a great leader and a wonderful person. He was the father of the modern Tennessee Treasury Department. During his service as state Treasurer, the department established its unclaimed property program, its 401(k) and 457 plans and its chairs of excellence program, to name only a few of his many initiatives. He also managed the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, the retirement program for state workers, teachers and other public employees, in a financially prudent manner which still has a positive impact for retirees and future retirees to this day. Senator Mathews has been a good friend to me personally during my service as Treasurer. His support for the Treasury Department he loved and its employees never wavered. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow and family.” more...

 

 

 

 

 

 




Celebrate Easter by Building a College Savings Nest Egg
(April 15, 2014)

Easter is a time when children look forward to chocolate eggs. But there’s another gift that people can give to children, grandchildren or other young friends and relatives this holiday season. And, unlike the chocolate that often disappears before dinner, this gift can last a lifetime. more...


Commission Honors Tennesseans Who Have Made Outstanding Contributions to Financial Literacy Education
(April 8, 2014)

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission has recognized three organizations and one individual for their exceptional work in promoting financial literacy in our state. Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, Speaker Beth Harwell and Treasurer David Lillard honored the winners during the commission’s recent annual banquet, which raised about $175,000 to support the commission’s financial literacy initiatives throughout Tennessee. more...


Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Awards Dinner, 4/1/14

ABOVE: Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Representative John Ragan, Speaker Harwell, and Treasurer Lillard present Dr. Bruce Borchers with the 2014 Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Platinum Award. Dr. Borchers accepts the award on behalf of Oak Ridge Schools.

ABOVE: Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Treasurer Lillard present Denine Torr with the 2014 Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Outstanding Corporate Partner Award. Ms. Torr accepts the award on behalf of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

ABOVE: Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Treasurer Lillard present Ms. Carol Yochem of First Tennessee Bank with the 2014 Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Outstanding Corporate Partner Award.

ABOVE: Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Treasurer Lillard present Maria Jimenez with the 2014 Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Leadership Partner Award. Ms. Jimenez is the creator of FUN Accounting for Preschoolers.

 



State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Nashville
(March 11, 2014)

Teachers who attend a March 22 financial literacy summit at Lipscomb University in Nashville will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...




'America Saves Week' Emphasizes the Value of Putting Money Aside
(February 24, 2014)

Did you know that nearly half of Americans don't have a savings plan with specific goals? Or that about one-third of Americans don't have enough emergency funds on hand to cover unexpected expenses like car repairs or visits to the doctor? more...


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Jackson
(February 12, 2014)

Teachers who attend a Feb. 22 financial literacy summit at Jackson State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. And one lucky teacher will leave with an iPad2. However, all summit participants will also be getting something far more valuable: Financial literacy lessons that they can teach to their students and apply to their own lives. more...


Report to the Legislative Council on Pensions and Insurance

Review of the Annual Funding Status of local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans External to Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS). Read Report
(January 27, 2014)


State Treasurer Lillard to Host Financial Literacy Summit for Teachers in Chattanooga
(January 30, 2014)

Teachers who attend a Feb. 8 financial literacy summit at Chattanooga State Community College will each receive a $50 gift card from Amazon. more...


Crews Selected to Lead Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System's Private Equity Program
(January 28, 2014)

Daniel Crews has been selected by the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, (TCRS) a division of the Tennessee Department of Treasury, to serve as director for private equity investments. more...


Shelby County Trustee’s Office Receives Prestigious Pinnacle Award
(January 10, 2014)

The Office of Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir was honored today by the National Association of State Treasurers with its prestigious Pinnacle Achievement Award for excellence in financial operations and for proactive financial literacy outreach by the Trustee’s Office. more...

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Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir (left) accepts the National Association of State Treasurers Pinnacle Achievement Award for the Trustee’s Office from Tennessee State Treasurer David Lillard Jr.  Lillard, a Shelby County resident, is the current senior vice-president of NAST.

 

 

 

 

 

 


December 2013 News Releases

 

Alert to Active Johnson City Power Board Employees Participating in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
(December 23, 2013)

The Tennessee Department of Treasury is informing active Johnson City Power Board employees about a theft of personal information. more...


Treasury Department Provides Credit Monitoring and Hot Line Services for Metro Nashville Teachers
(December 18, 2013)

Last Thursday evening, Treasury officials discovered that a former Treasury employee for the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System had downloaded a file that included personal information of active Metro Nashville teachers from a work computer to his personal computer. more...


Alert to Active Metro Nashville Teachers Participating in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
(December 14, 2013)

The Tennessee Department of Treasury is informing active Metro Nashville teachers about a possible theft of personal information. more...


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Give a Holiday Gift That Will Last a Lifetime
(December 3, 2013)

The holidays can be a stressful time. Many of us dread fighting the crowds at stores and struggle with gift ideas for friends and loved ones.

However, thanks to the TN Stars College Savings 529 Program, you can give a gift that will have a lasting impact on a young person’s life – without leaving the comfort of your home.

During the holiday season, the Tennessee Treasury Department is encouraging parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends of young children to consider opening new accounts with TN Stars as gifts. more...


 

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Treasurer LillardWelcome to the State of Tennessee's Treasury Department home page. The Treasury Department is one of three legislative agencies within State government. Its major functions include:

  • Receiving and disbursing public funds.
  • Managing all State investments, including the pension fund.
  • Administering three major employee benefit programs, including the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, the Deferred Compensation Program, and the Flexible Benefits Plan.
  • Operating the Unclaimed Property, College Savings (Section 529 Plans), and Small and Minority-Owned Business programs.
  • Overseeing the risk management program and handling and adjudicating all claims made against the State.

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