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Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Celebrates Financial Literacy at East Side Elementary School

Elizabethton, TN – State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) joined East Side Elementary School today to celebrate students taking the first step toward a successful financial future. Mrs. Christy Malone’s 5th grade students at East Side are currently participating in Vault – Understanding Money, a web-based financial education platform made available to all K-8 schools in Tennessee through the TNFLC. Over 14,000 students across the state have been engaged through the Vault program. ...more



TNStars Celebrates 5 Years of College Savings!

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Treasury is excited to celebrate the fifth birthday of the TNStars College Savings 529 Program. Over the course of its five years, the program has helped families save over $100 million for college. ...more


Tennessee Treasury Unclaimed Property Division Helping
Tennesseans Claim Money at Fairs and Festivals Statewide

Nashville, TN — In FY17, The Tennessee Treasury Department’s Unclaimed Property Division returned 43,482 claims, resulting in $48 million in missing money that was returned to its rightful owners. This marks the highest number of claims and dollars returned by the program in a single year! ...more


ABLE TN Celebrates One Year of Helping Individuals with Disabilities

NASHVILLE – This week, State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., and the Tennessee Department of Treasury are celebrating the first anniversary of ABLE TN! One of the nation’s first Achieving a Better Life Experience programs to launch, ABLE TN has provided a valuable resource to help more than 1,000 individuals with disabilities save more than $5 million since June 2016. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Director Leads Nation in Public Risk Management

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Treasury Department is proud to announce that Rodney Escobar, Director of the Division of Claims and Risk Management, was awarded the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)’s 2017 Public Risk Manager of the Year Award. ...more


Tennessee General Assembly Passes Unclaimed Property Legislation 
Tennessee Becomes Third State in the Country to Pass the Uniform Reform Bill

NASHVILLE, TN – Before adjourning this week, the Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed the Tennessee Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. Sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, and Representative Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville, the legislation was modeled after the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act adopted by the Uniform Law Commission last summer. Tennessee becomes the third state in the nation to pass a version of the uniform reform bill, which will allow for even greater efficiency in returning missing money to Tennesseans. ...more


Tennessee Unclaimed Property Director Wins National Award

NASHVILLE, TN – The director of the Tennessee Treasury Department Unclaimed Property Division, John Gabriel, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award today from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), part of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). The NAUPA Lifetime Achievement Award is the association’s highest honor presented to individuals who have worked diligently in the unclaimed property arena for many years. Recipients have excelled in their careers inside and outside of their state or corporate boundaries. full press release


State Treasurer David Lillard and Senator Jim Tracy Celebrate Financial Literacy with Thomas Magnet School

SHELBYVILLE - Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville visited Thomas Magnet School last week to celebrate students taking the first step toward a successful financial future. ...more


Tennesseans Celebrate Music and Financial Literacy at the State Capitol

(Nashville, TN) – This week, over 100 state leaders from across the state gathered for a reception and dinner at the Tennessee State Capitol to celebrate financial literacy and the work of the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC). Governor Bill Haslam, Speaker Beth Harwell, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, legislators, business leaders and supporters of the Commission joined State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr., Chair of the TNFLC Board, for the event. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Department Recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

(NASHVILLE) –The Tennessee Treasury Department is joining organizations across the country April 2 – 8 in recognizing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The week is a way to raise awareness of victims’ rights, inspire the community, and address unmet needs. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Program, a program of the Tennessee Treasury Department, works to help innocent of violent crimes in Tennessee. ...more

Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Celebrates
Achievements in Financial Literacy at Delano Optional School

(March 17, 2017)

Memphis, TN – State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission (TNFLC) joined Delano Optional School last week to celebrate students taking the first step toward a successful financial future. ...more

Tennessee Names Ann McGauran State Architect

NASHVILLE- Today the Tennessee State Building Commission voted unanimously to appoint Ann McGauran as State Architect. McGauran is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Department Returns a Record-Breaking Number of Unclaimed Property Claims
$789.2 Million Still Waiting to be Claimed in Tennessee

The Tennessee Treasury Department returned 41,827 claims of Unclaimed Property in FY 2016, marking a 28% increase over the year prior. This is the highest number of claims ever returned by the Department. More than $34 million was returned last year with an average claim amount of $817. ...more

Tennessee Treasury Employees donate more than $3000 to help Sevier County Fire relief efforts
(January 12, 2017)

NASHVILLE- After the wildfires that devastated much of Gatlinburg and Sevier County, the Tennessee Treasury Department wanted to do its part to help those affected in their recovery. The Treasury Department reached out to public officials in the devastated areas to offer assistance in quickly restoring needed government operations. ...more

State Treasurer David Lillard Reelected

NASHVILLE- This morning, a Joint Convention of the 110th General Assembly reelected David H. Lillard, Jr. by acclamation to a fifth term as Tennessee State Treasurer. ...more

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