Navicent Health’s first “Tax Day Baby” gets money for college


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –

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Even though its 18 years early, a mother received a scholarship for her newborn baby to go to college.

In honor of tax day, Medical Center, Navicent Health and Georgia’s Path2college 529 plan recognized the first “tax day baby” born at the Medical Center, Navicent Health. Madison Haslem was given a $1,529 contribution to her Path2college 529 plan account.

Path2college representatives say sometimes college can get expensive so they love to help families out.

Madison’s mother, Rachel Haslem says she is grateful that her child has a jump start to pay for school.

“To ensure that she finishes. I went but I didn’t finish. So the biggest goal is to make sure that she finishes,” Haslem adds.

This is the third year Medical Center Navicent health and Path2college have partnered to raise awareness about the importance of financial planning and saving for a college education.