This is a friend of the Tarapchaks from Children’s Hospital. I wanted to let you all know that Sandi has recently set up college 529 accounts for Derek, Justin, and Carly, along with a common account that people can donate to if they wish. The account is with US Bank; donations can be made through any US Bank branch. If you don’t have the account number, just say you want it to go into Sandi’s individual savings account, not the joint account. If you write a check, make it payable to Sandra Tarapchak, and in the memo line put Tarapchak Children’s Fund. This will allow you to track it for tax purposes, as you can deduct donations from your Ohio tax basis ( for more information see http://www.collegeadvantage.com/cms.aspx?SectionID=38 )(not sure about tax issues for non-Ohio residents). You are able to do an online direct transfer. Please contact a US Bank branch in order to find how to do this.
While we may not be able to do much directly for Stef right now, I’m hoping that helping to provide something for their children’s futures will provide a little security and peace of mind for Stef and Sandi. If you have any questions, just add a comment to the post and Sandi or I will get back to you. Thanks.