Freshman Fund

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Freshman Fund, Inc.
Founded April 2007
Headquarters New York, NY, United States
Key people CEO and Founder Jason Olim, CTO Matthew Olim
Revenue Unknown, Startup August 2008
Slogan(s) The college savings registry.
Type of site Gift registry
Available in English
Launched August 1, 2008

Freshman Fund is an American corporation launched in April 2007. Freshman Fund is a registry that simplifies the giving and receiving of gifts for 529 college savings plans, a tax-advantaged college savings vehicle.[1] Parents create an account, register their children's 529 college plans, and send a link to family and friends. Any contributions they receive go directly into their college funds. The Freshman Fund platform is free to use and open to all 529 college savings plans. The company's revenues are derived from advertising.[2]

Freshman Fund is headquartered in New York, NY.


Founder Jeff Frese came up with the idea behind the business at his niece's 4th birthday party.[3]



  1. ^ "Startup Freshman Fund Rolls Out Online Gift registry for College Savings". September 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ Kalson, Sally (August 27, 2008). "Online registry funnels gifts into college funds". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Freshman Fund Invests in the Future". Washington Post. September 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 

External links[edit]

The website is offline as of 1/31/2014.