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Driving Your Child's Future Forward

Heritage Education Funds and Summit Ford Present Monica Di Franco With A Brand New Set Of Wheels

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.

For Monica Di Franco, morning commutes just got a whole lot smoother. She is the proud winner of a 2014 Ford Focus, courtesy of Heritage Education Funds Inc. ("Heritage"), a leading Canadian provider of group Registered Education Saving Plans ("RESPs") and Summit Ford, a Woodbridge-based Canadian owned and operated Ford car dealership.

The competition was fierce, but Monica succeeded in nabbing the checkered flag. "We're looking forward to taking it for a weekend getaway up north," she beamed. "It's roomy, fuel-efficient and looks very sporty - I even got to choose the colour!"

Monica was one of thousands of participants in the Driving Your Child's Future Forward car giveaway, a contest sponsored by both Heritage and Summit to raise awareness of the rapidly increasing costs of education. Both Jason R.B. Maguire, president of Heritage Education Funds, and Scott Vickers, president of Summit Ford, were on hand at the Summit Ford dealership to present the Di Franco family with their new vehicle and offer their heartfelt congratulations, with Scott adding: "We love giving back to the community, and on behalf of all of us at Summit Ford we would like to thank everyone who entered the contest."

The Driving Your Child's Future Forward car contest was open to public entries from across Canada. Through this giveaway, Heritage Education Funds was able to raise awareness about the rapidly increasing costs of tuition and helped inform the public about RESPs and what they can offer parents and families. This is something Monica, as a long-time Heritage subscriber, is well-versed in: "As a young family, our focus was on securing our kids' education and Heritage offered the right and flexible investment for us," she said. "I lost my job recently, and looking back, I'm truly grateful for investing in the RESP with Heritage, as without it, paying for my son's university education would be a challenge." Heritage's president agreed: "It can be really tough these days for parents to afford post-secondary education for their children," said Jason. "Organizations like ours (Heritage) exist to help ease the financial burden for families. We would like to congratulate the Di Francos on their win and we wish them much success in the future."

Following the presentation, with her hands firmly on the wheel and her sights set on the road ahead, Monica was all smiles: "A BIG Thank You to Heritage and Ford for giving me such a wonderful prize that truly benefits my entire family."

The colour she picked was bright blue, by the way.

About the "Driving Your Child's Future Forward" Contest

The contest was launched on June 10, 2013. Contest entries were collected both online and at Heritage events and offices across Canada, and closed on June 30, 2014. The winner was selected entirely at random on July 2, 2014 amongst thousands of nationwide entries.

About Heritage Education Funds Inc.

Heritage Education Funds Inc. (Heritage) is a Canadian leading distributor of group Registered Education Saving Plans (RESPs) with nearly 50 years of RESP experience. Our large network of RESP Representatives has been helping families save for their children's post-secondary education since 1965. Heritage's objective is to encourage parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to save for a child's post-secondary education through a planned education savings program. Currently, Heritage has over $2.2 billion in assets under management, and has empowered almost 440,000 children with post-secondary education, with $1.1 billion in payouts since inception, as of September 2013. For more information about Heritage, and the Heritage Registered Education Savings Plans, please visit HeritageRESP.com or contact a local representative today.

Heritage Education Funds Inc. Head Office: 2005 Sheppard Ave. E., Suite 700, Toronto, ON M2J 5B4. Local: 416.502.2500. Toll-free: 1.800.739.2101. HeritageRESP.com

About Summit Ford

Summit Ford, a Canadian owned and operated Ford car dealership serving the Woodbridge, Ontario area since 1968. Summit Ford employs nearly 100 people in various capacities, each sharing the same dedication and vision that has spirited "Team Summit" to strive for excellence in Customer Satisfaction. Having received the annual President's Award more than 25 times, and exceeding the Blue Oval Certified standards each year since their inception in 2000. For more information about the Summit Ford car dealership, please visit SummitFord.com or drop by our dealership and meet our team today.

Summit Ford Dealership: 12 Carrier Drive, Toronto, ON M9V 2C1. Phone: 416.310.FORD (3673). SummitFord.com

Disclosure:

Heritage Plans are scholarship plans issued under the sponsorship of Heritage Educational Foundation. Units of the Heritage Plans are offered by prospectus only, a copy of which can be obtained from the registered dealer Heritage Education Funds Inc. at HeritageRESP.com. These securities may not be appropriate for all investors and are subject to certain risk factors. See the prospectus for details.

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