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In 2014, I almost quit grad school.
This is a waste of time. This isn't for me. I'll never make it. What is this all for?
It was two mentors, a married couple, who prevented me from dropping out and encouraged me to reach the finish line.
Only 2% of Americans get their PhD. But out of the entire US population, only 0.13% of Hispanicshave obtained their doctorate. If it was not for these mentors, I would have become yet another statistic of Hispanics who drop out of graduate school.
It is because of these mentors - and the many others that I have had over the years - that I became a Big Brother and a Board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City (BBBSKC).
The world is full of uncertainty right now. Like BBBSKC's Bigs, Littles, and staff, you’ve probably had to make many significant changes to your day-to-day life.
But here’s what we know for sure: Whether the world is business as usual or in the middle of a global health crisis, there are hundreds of children and teens out there that need a friend and mentor. They need someone to lean on and depend on — a friend that they can go to when they’re scared or anxious.
We all need connection, and we all need community. One-to-one relationships are how we will get through this together. BBBSKC serves 1,200 active Bigs and Littles that are still connecting each and every week because Littles need their Bigs now more than ever.
The BBBSKC team is providing individualized support to every family, child and volunteer in our program during this difficult time. They need our help to continue to provide emotional, physical and mental support to children and families all across our community.
Please join me in my efforts to defend the potential of kids in KC by donating today.
Incentives to give!
The 2020 CARES Act passed by the US Congress allows for several tax incentives for philanthropic contributions this year. Take advantage of these opportunities by donating to BBBSKC!
Individual Contributor, Non-Itemized Deductions
A deduction up to $300 in charitable contributions from your adjusted gross income (AGI) is permissible for those who take the standard deduction. Donations must be made in cash to a qualified charitable organization. Gifts of appreciated securities do not qualify.
Individual Contributor, Itemized Deductions
A deduction up to 100% of your adjusted gross income in charitable contributions is permissible for donations made in cash to a qualified charitable organization. This is an increase from the general limit on deductions to no more than 60% of the AGI.
Retirement Plan Distributor
All required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts are suspended for 2020. Donors who are 70 ½ years or older are permitted to contribute up to $100,000 directly to a qualified charitable organization without paying tax on the distribution.
A deduction up to 25% of your taxable income in charitable contributions is permissible for donations made in cash to a qualified charitable organization. This is an increase from the general limit on deductions to no more than 10% of the taxable income.
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