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NAKA Endowment

With the 2020 Konkani Sammelan starting a year from now,  the Endowment fund is on hold until the Sammelan is completed. NAKA and the Sammelan Host Committee need to focus on funding raising for the 2020 Sammelan. We request the Konkani community to donate generously for this upcoming event. Due to the lukewarm reception from our community to the Endowment Fund idea, the NAKA Board is considering the possibility of cancelling free lifetime registration for two to the new donors. Please help us make the 2020 Sammelan a grand success by donating generously now. 

NAKA Endowment is an ambitious project to raise $1 Million towards NAKA causes including hosting Sammelan regularly. NAKA Board needs our community support for this NAKA Endowment Fund. We believe that a USD 1 million corpus fund will ensure that all future Sammelans of NAKA, for konkani disapora in the US and Canada will be conducted by respective Sammelan Committee's with much less efforts in fund raising as this corpus fund will ensure financial viability of the Sammelans. 

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What is NAKA Endowment Fund:
 - A corpus fund amounting to $1 million raised from our own community and matching corporate donors (where available) for the konkani community of the US and Canada.

How  will NAKA Endowment be managed: 

 - This $1 million will be invested in low-fees S&P 500 Fund, which has typically returned about 6.25%. This will net us about $250,000 in gains every 4 years. 

How  will this $250,000 be used: 
 - A major portion of this $250,000 gain will be given to the Sammelan host committee as NAKA contribution to host Sammelan. Every Sammelan committee has spent a whole year to raise funds for hosting Sammelan. We believe this will significantly reduce Committee efforts to raise funds. Instead the host city committee will focus on hosting a wonderful Sammelan. 

Why should I contribute to NAKA Endowment Fund:
 - This is our contribution to an institution that will sustain our present and next generation. We owe it to ourselves to make this noble donation.

How much is expected from me, How much should I pay:
 - Suggested donation is $5,000. NAKA President (Ramesh Kamath) has already pledged $5,000 donation to start this fund with many more donors also committing a similar amount. A minimum donation of $2,500 is envisaged.

How can I pay into this fund and do I get a tax break: 
- Thanks for considering this fund in your donation plans. Since NAKA is a 501c(3) IRS-approved organization, you can claim suitable tax deductions. Please consult your tax advisor for your specific situation.

May I contribute if I cannot be at $2,500 level:
 -  Any donation from members of konkani community of the US and Canada is welcome. We hope you will do your best to strengthen our community.

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A robust endowment ensures that we are financially ready to undertake any task that benefits our community and aligns with our charter. Your contribution helps all of us to be successful and provides us a means to serve you better.


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