June 2020 Newsletter
Former Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (Ret.) Scott Moore discusses one of the keys to effective leadership in this clip from our last webinar, presented by McChrystal Group.
Navigating Adversity:
 Mastering the High-Stress Environment
Don't miss our second digital dialogue, happening this Thursday!
June 25th, 2020
6:00 PM EDT/ 3:00 PM PDT

Join Olympic Gold Medalist Bode Miller and former Navy SEAL Rear Admiral (Ret.) Scott Moore as they discuss how to use adversity to grow and improve individually, in a team, or organizationally. This intimate conversation based in both speakers' personal lives will inspire you to embrace the challenges you face. 
Founder's Circle
Get outside...
It is good medicine!
Getting outside can be a great way to stay healthy. Some doctors are even prescribing time outside as a treatment option! Suzanne gives more details and some helpful links in this month's blog post.

SEALKIDS Squad Run, Walk & Roll
July 1st-July 31st
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What Should Your Child be Doing This Summer?
Advice from Dr. Jennifer Winward
During our Coffee Chat with Dr. Winward, she recommended students take on these tasks this summer to become better prepared for fall and their future!
  1. Solve Puzzles
  2. Read Books
  3. Develop Study Habits
  4. Reflect on Values
  5. Connect to Community

On June 5th, the Wall Street Journal reported on how this spring’s rapid transition to online learning worked for students, parents and teachers across the country.  The verdict was this: it didn’t.  From lack of student accessibility (both due to learning disabilities and the absence of proper technology in homes) to lessons simply not designed for virtual classrooms, to a lack of accountability for attendance, many students were left behind during the spring semester.

This summer, we have been able to continue to serve our families, but we know they will need more help to succeed in the fall. We are currently providing services at a level that will help these students continue treading water.  We need your support to help them swim to shore. 

The need for our services is great, and so is our need for donations.  Help us do more for these students by making a monetary gift today . Every dollar you donate will help us increase the amount of support available to our students for the remainder of this year and help these students succeed during what may be the most challenging semester of their K-12 careers.
How the CARES Act affects Charitable Giving
In uncertain times, fundraising for important causes becomes both more difficult and more essential. When you feel helpless in the face of a global crisis, giving to nonprofits doing work that is close to your heart is a great way to make a difference. We hope you will help us see the children and families of NSW through this challenging time.

To encourage charitable giving, the CARES Act has authorized additional tax benefits for this year:
New Charitable Deduction Limits:  As part of the bill, individuals and corporations that itemize can deduct much greater amounts of their contributions. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income, up from the previous limit of 10%. The new deduction is for gifts that go to a public charity like SEALKIDS. The old deduction rules still apply to gifts to private foundations. The higher deduction also does not apply to donations directly into a Donor Advised Fund.
New Deduction Available:  Up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is available only to people who take the standard deduction (for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions). It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income. A donation to a donor advised fund (DAF) does not qualify for this new deduction.
Required Minimum Distributions Waived in 2020 for Most Donors:  Required minimum distributions (RMD) that would have had to start in 2020 do not have to start until 2021, including distributions from defined benefit pension plans and 457 plans. This means a qualified charitable donation this year will still allow itemizers and non-itemizers alike to direct up to $100,000 from their IRA to charities in a tax efficient manner.
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