25 August 2020
Daniel Inoa
Greetings from Mr. Gault

As I mentioned, I have turned the column over to our recent graduates from the Class of 2020.  Before they graduated, they wrote an essay about their time spent at The De La Salle School.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.  This week we would like to introduce you to Daniel Inoa.
Have a wonderful Summer and please pray for the Class of 2020 as they begin the next phase of their education journey.
Live Jesus in our hearts...FOREVER!
William L. Gault
Executive Director

"I had hard-working teachers who wanted the best for me"
The first time I heard of The De La Salle School was when my best friend told me he would be going there after 4th grade. Later I would find out that I was accepted and I would also be attending this school.  After the first month of Fifth Grade I made some new friends. One of them I ended up getting close too and sometimes we got in trouble. I'll just call him X. I could say that X really didn't want to come to this school. It would reflect in his actions and by him acting out in class. He didn't care if he got any demerits. I would more or less follow him in his actions. From fifth to sixth grade he and I would always get in trouble. It wasn't until seventh grade when X got expelled. The next day I came back to school after his expulsion and I realized what I was taking for granted in school. I had hard-working teachers who wanted the best for me, great friends who wanted to see me succeed and not fool around, and wonderful teachers who taught me to be a De La Salle Gentleman. Months later I would be getting my first gentleman of the week, my first time being on honor roll and my first certificate at the end of year Award Ceremony. Once I got into eighth grade I want to make sure my fifth grade buddy Mathew didn't end up like me when I was in in fifth grade. The De La Salle School taught me to be my own leader not just follow others. I didn't always realize it, but it was in my face every morning. " I am a leader by choosing to do the right thing, even when it means I'm standing alone. " My overall experience at the school was life-changing and I will always be a De La Salle Gentleman in my heart forever.

Thank you,
Daniel Inoa

We invite you to support Daniel and his classmates with a contribution to
 The De La Salle School Graduate Support Program.

Daniel Through The Years

Tax Law Changes Affecting Charitable Gifts
The CARES Act, designed to help the nation recover from the pandemic, contains four important implications for charitable giving.

  1. New Charitable Donation Deduction for Non-Itemizers - Taxpayers taking the standard deduction can now claim up to $300 in cash donations as a charitable deduction.
  2. Higher Deduction Limits - Individuals can deduct cash gifts to the extent of their entire adjusted gross income rather than the cap of 60%.
  3. Increased Deduction Limits for Corporations - The contribution limit for cash donations has been increased to 25%.
  4. Required Minimum Distribution - For 2020, there is no mandatory distribution from retirement accounts allowing retirees to recover losses.  Once they do recover, retirement funds provide a tax-wise option for charitable giving.
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