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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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For Immediate Release

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August 19, 2013  

PR Daily Honors Comptroller’s Office for Unclaimed Property, Scholarship Foundation Outreach

(AUSTIN) — PR Daily recently honored the Texas Comptroller’s Office for excellence in outreach and promotion of two programs aimed at helping Texans: the Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Division and the Texas Match the Promise FoundationSM.

PR Daily — an online website that follows trends and opinions on public relations, marketing, social media and media — awarded the Comptroller’s office as a part of its 2013 Nonprofit PR Awards. The Comptroller’s efforts were honored after being judged among the works of more than 200 nonprofits and state and local government entities.

The Comptroller’s office received honorable mentions in the Best Press Release and Best Traditional Marketing Campaign categories. PR Daily specifically honored a key staff member and two teams for their contributions: Delane Caesar, Chief of Information Outreach, Data Services and Transparency; the Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Division; and the Comptroller’s Texas Match the Promise team.

The campaign and press release both were used in outreach efforts to spur public awareness of the Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Division and the Match the Promise Foundation scholarship program.

The Unclaimed Property Division provides Texans opportunities to search for forgotten money, file claims and donate to the Texas Match the Promise Foundation. The Foundation encourages families to save for college by awarding matching scholarship and tuition grants to deserving Texas children whose parents have made a commitment to save for their child’s education through the Texas Tuition Promise FundTM, the state’s prepaid college tuition plan.

Both the Unclaimed Property and the Match the Promise teams have celebrated recent milestones. In July, the Comptroller’s office celebrated the return of $1 billion in unclaimed property since 2007, which exceeds the amount returned in the 44 years before 2007. And in March, the Texas Match the Promise Foundation awarded its first-ever round of scholarships and grants to 60 Texas students.

Texans can search for their unclaimed property at www.ClaimItTexas.org, and anyone wishing to learn more about Match the Promise Foundation or donate to the fund providing scholarships and grants to deserving Texans should visit www.MatchThePromise.org. To view a full listing of PR Daily’s awards, visit www.prdaily.com/Awards/NPA2013.aspx.


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