28 July 2020
Keneth Mejia

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 Keneth Mejia.
Have a wonderful Summer and please pray for the Class of 2020 as they begin the next phase of their educational journey.
Live Jesus in our hearts...FOREVER!
William L. Gault
Executive Director

"The school felt like a second home"
My four years at The De La Salle School were great. The De La Salle School has taught me many valuable lessons in life that I will cherish as I age. In fifth grade I was a bit nervous because I did not know many of my classmates besides the one that were previously at my old school. The teachers at the time were really nice and polite. They really made the school feel like a second home.  I'm very grateful because of all the friends I made even with those that left.  In sixth grade I was more familiar with the school but I still did not know many of the other students. I was introduced to them and started talking to all the grades. Things started getting harder because high school was starting to be important. In seventh grade high school was very important because that's when they start looking at your grades. I did very well in seventh grade because I pushed myself so the high schools would notice me. In eighth grade, there were a lot of things that had to get done. We had to deal with the CHSEE to see what high school would accept us.  Most of my class chose Kellenberg. Then, we had to go to Kellenberg again to take a placement exam to see what level we got in.  School had to close and we had to finish our lessons and the rest of the year online because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you everyone at The De La Salle School,
Keneth Mejia
We invite you so support Keneth and his classmates with a contribution to
 The De La Salle School Graduate Support Program.

Keneth 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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