As summer starts to wane here in Washington, there is a crispness to the air and people are starting to bustle around a bit more. “Back to School” signs in all the stores generate a level of excitement and energy as everyone gears up for a return to the school calendar.
For me, it is also a reminder that education and the advancement of our knowledge and skills are life-long pursuits.
At HVO, we have a lot of colleagues at our project sites who are eager for training, information, and skill development. With the development of technology, we now have multiple ways of conveying that information, whether it is an on-the-ground assignment or an e-volunteer opportunity (for those who have previously served at a specific site) to continue working with a project. Before the fall season kicks into gear, why not
sign up for a volunteer assignment
Another way to prepare for the fall is to start planning for your year-end giving. For those who are over 70 ½ years, and required to take an IRA distribution, those distributions are fully taxable in the US. However, if you ask your IRA plan provider to make a “qualified charitable distribution” for you, that amount is excluded from your federal tax income. The yearly maximum amount you can rollover is $100,000 as a “qualified charitable distribution.”
Please consider an IRA rollover to HVO
Your support is greatly appreciated, and will be put to good use in providing education and training for our colleagues abroad
Nancy A. Kelly