Armed Forces Day: Who Do You Salute?
For 70 years, our nation has upheld the tradition of Armed Forces Day, saluting those who serve in the Armed Forces on the third Saturday in May. This Armed Forces Day, the CGSC Foundation asks that you join us in saluting those serving at Fort Leavenworth, the best hometown in the Army.
On Armed Forces Day, May 16, all donations received by the CGSC Foundation will be poured back into the Fort Leavenworth community to support the active duty service members stationed at Fort Leavenworth.
Your generous support during this time strengthens the CGSC Foundation programs that enhance the quality of life for those who volunteer to protect us and serve our nation. The CGSC Foundation is looking for your support in four areas:
- International Military Student Families – encourage international officers and their families stationed at Fort Leavenworth;
- Youth Reading Programs – bolster reading programs at the Combined Arms Research Library;
- Morale, Welfare and Recreation Activities – boost morale within the Fort Leavenworth community;
- CGSC Foundation – reinforce existing programs that connect civilians with their Army and support the students, faculty, and staff of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to show your appreciation for the Soldiers serving at Fort Leavenworth. On Armed Forces Day, who will you salute?
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CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT)
On March 27, the President signed the CARES Act into law. The act includes a charitable giving incentive which includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to cash contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed on tax forms next year. The law also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the law raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. (Source: National Council of Nonprofits)
Posted: May 12, 2020 by the Simons Center