Required Minimum Distributions and You!
CAPT Chevalier Keith H. Larson, GCTJ, GMTJ
Chairman, Raymond Davis Foundation

Have you reached that magical age of 70 ½ and now must take a Required Minimum Distribution (or RMD) from your IRA or other retirement plan? There are few tax breaks still available to most of us, but if you send that RMD to your favorite charity (such as the Gen Raymond D. Davis Templar Foundation, Inc.), it does not count as income and hence you will owe no taxes on the amount of the distribution directed to the GEN Raymond Davis Templar Foundation, Inc. You can direct these funds for support of a scholarship in the Holy Land or direct it to one or any or all of the SMOTJ-GPUSA charities. For more information, email Chairman Keith Larson or contact him directly at 757-288-8408 (text capable).

SMOTJ-GPUSA Charitable Distributions for 2018 Tops All Records
CAPT Chevalier Keith H. Larson, GCTJ, GMTJ
Chairman, Raymond Davis Foundation

The year 2018 was one for the record books and 2019 is shaping up for more of the same. GPUSA distributed $186,000 to 19 different charities in the Holy Land through its agent, the GEN Raymond D. Davis Templar Foundation, Inc. The amount distributed represents a year over year increase of 24%. In addition, the generous members of your Order provided $175,900 in Holy Land Scholarships (100 high school + 19 university) which was a $50,850 (+42%) increase over 2017. The combined total (Jerusalem Mite + Charitable Fund + Scholarships) was $361,900. This is an $88,007 increase over 2017 or up of 32%. Well Done, Knights and Dames!


September 2019
Regular publication of SMOTJ GPUSA

In This Issue

  Updates from the Grand Prior

  SMOTJ Scholarship Drive

  Priory Projects

  Grand Convent 2020

  Sister Martha Has a New Name!

  RMDs and You!

  ICRD Templar Update

  Priory News

  GPUSA Calendar

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