Virginia529’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Virginia529 diverse perspectives are embraced and people are treated with respect. Our success is possible only by recognizing the distinct talents and variety of experiences of each person and working together to serve the community and expand access to education and independence.
A Pledge to Equity
The concept of equity is a bedrock principle for Virginia529. The agency’s enabling legislation provided the basic mandate to enhance the accessibility and affordability of higher education for all citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. That original mission was expanded with passage of federal and state Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) legislation. In 2016, ABLE accounts became part of Virginia529’s offerings – and with that came a new mandate to support the financial goals of individuals with disabilities.