By Patricia Roberts
Managing Director & Senior 529 Product Manager, AllianceBernstein L.P.
May 11, 2013

As Mother’s Day approaches and with graduation season just around the corner, it is an ideal time to honor the women in our lives who have offered support and encouragement with respect to educational pursuits.

For reading to us at night, for patiently holding up flashcards in our early days of mastering multiplication and division, for sitting attentively as our “audience” for book reports and presentations, for showing such interest in projects large and small along the way, we thank you.  We also thank you for encouraging us to follow our dreams and for helping us to make them a reality with some careful planning and sacrifice.

About the Author:
Patricia Roberts is a Managing Director at AllianceBernstein where she is the Senior 529 Product Manager for Rhode Island’s CollegeBoundfund, the nation’s second largest advisor-sold college savings program with $7+ billion in assets.  She has been involved in nearly every aspect of the 529 industry for the past 15 years as an attorney, product manager, state relationship manager and as a passionate advocate and public speaker.  She is an active participant in the College Savings Plans Network’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Federal Initiatives and National Communications Committees.