18 August 2020
Joel Bonilla and Eric Rodriguez

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 Joel Bonilla and Eric Rodriguez.
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

"Every moment there I cherished"
"I would not be the young man I am today"
My experience at The De La Salle School was great. Every moment there I cherished.  It was a great time, I spent a nice time with my companions and my friends. Everyone in the school is nice and has a good nature to them. In fifth grade when I first came to this school I was nervous since I was still new and did not know what was going on. It was different from my old school and many things were different. I made friends with everyone in the class. In sixth grade I was more comfortable with the school and I was learning about many new things like history. In seventh grade I got used to the school and was continuing to learn about many new things. It was fun and I hung out with my friends. I got to spend time with all the faculty and have fun. In eighth grade the decision for high school came up. My teachers gave us a lot of work to do to prepare for the entrance exam. When the day came for the test, I already decided I wanted to go to Kellenberg. I was a little nervous but I knew I was going to do well since my teachers helped me prepare for the test. A few weeks later I received an email that said I had been accepted to Kellenberg. Then the placement test came. I studied for it and I felt that I had done well. The results came back and I had been accepted into A1 which was the level I wanted to be put at. When the virus happened we took classes online, it was a new experience for me but I got used to it. It's the end of the year now and I am thankful for everything The De La Salle School has done for me.

Thank you,
Joel Bonilla

My time and experience at The De La Salle School is one I will never forget. I would have not been able to be the young man I am today without the support of the teachers, volunteers, and my classmates. I would also like to thank the teachers for preparing me for high school so that I would be able to attend Chaminade High School. Even though there are not many students who attend the De La Salle School, the small number of students made it feel more like a brotherhood. Everyone at the school knows each other's name and what kind of personality each person has. The best thing for me during my time at The De La Salle School was my classmates. We all support each other no matter what. Throughout my years one of the most important things I learned that at The De La Salle School was how to give a proper handshake. I will never forget this and the importance of it. Those are some of my memories and my experiences at The De La Salle School.

Thanks to everyone,
Eric Rodriguez

We invite you to support Joel, Eric and their classmates with a contribution to
 The De La Salle School Graduate Support Program.

Joel Through The Years

Eric 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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