Tzedakah Priorities

Question: I received an e-mail message from a Rabbinic group in my former community in the States, the substance of which was to urge the Jews in that area to give 75% of their Tzedekah money to local causes. While a good deal of the funds raised there are for worthwhile causes, many millions of dollars are being raised and spent to make shuls a little larger and a lot fancier. As the future of the Jewish people is here in Israel, would it not be more useful to invest more of the money here?
Answer: Both are important, and one who lives there should divide his money according to his wisdom and desire.