Impact the Down syndrome community by supporting NDSS!
At the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), we envision a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.
By supporting NDSS, you are supporting individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their caregivers through programs focused on:
providing comprehensive and accurate information and resources across the lifespan
creating systemic change through legislative advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels
promoting health and wellness throughout the community
facilitating access to education for all students
expanding employment opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome
Please note, the National Down Syndrome Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations of $250 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes. For donations under $250, your cancelled check or credit card statement serve as your receipt.
Other Ways to Contribute
Recurring Monthly Donations
Interested in setting up a recurring donation? Click the link below to set up a recurring monthly donation.
Looking for a special way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion? Honor gifts are a perfect way for you to send birthday greetings, recognize weddings and births, or honor a personal hero in your life. Your gift not only allows you to pay tribute to someone special, it funds programs that benefit individuals with Down syndrome across the country.
Once a donation is made, NDSS sends a special tribute card explaining to the recipient that a gift has been made in his/her honor.
If you choose to partner with NDSS for a special occasion, a template can be prepared for you that highlights your generosity to NDSS. For example, many friends of NDSS choose to donate money in lieu of purchasing wedding favors and a note is included at the seats of their guests.
To make your donation by check, please download the donation form. Please complete and mail or fax it to the NDSS office.
National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017
For more information about honor tributes, please contact the NDSS Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that tribute gifts are entirely tax-deductible.
A gift to the National Down Syndrome Society in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to honor life and express sympathy, while sharing concern for an important cause. Your gift not only allows you to pay tribute to someone special, it funds programs that benefit individuals with Down syndrome across the country. Once a donation is made, NDSS will send a special tribute card to a family member/friend explaining that a gift has been made in memory of his/her loved one.
It is never too early to start planning. Everyone should create a will or an estate plan to ensure that their possessions will be distributed as they desire after they have passed on.
Planning a gift to NDSS gives you the opportunity to make a lasting investment in the promising future of individuals with Down syndrome, while providing benefits to you and your family. Significant tax savings can be realized through these gift plans. A planned gift – whether it is designated to a specific program or unrestricted for use at the discretion of NDSS – may be made through a will or through a charitable gift plan.
A bequest is a transfer of property by will – for example, cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, works of art, or antiques – to an individual or to a charitable organization.
To make a gift to NDSS from your estate, you will need to sign a new will and suggest to your attorney that the following language be included:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Down Syndrome Society, 8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017, the sum of $_______ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate) to be used for its general purposes.”
NDSS recommends that you consult with your legal and financial advisors before proceeding with any planned giving, and we would be delighted to explore planned giving options with you and encourage you to discuss the applications of planned giving approaches with your attorney or tax advisor.
If you are interested in learning more about planning a gift to the National Down Syndrome Society, please contact the NDSS Development Department at email@example.com.
Transferring stock is an excellent way to support the National Down Syndrome Society. A gift of securities provides significant benefits, such as:
Increased value for your gift to NDSS and decreased cost to you
A charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gifted securities
Elimination of capital gains tax that would ordinarily become due if you had sold the appreciated securities on the open market and donated the proceeds of the sale to NDSS
For more information regarding stock transfer please contact the NDSS Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Respect Your Privacy
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is committed to respecting the privacy of its financial and in-kind donors, whether the donation is made online, by mail, or any other method. When you make a financial or in-kind donation, you provide your name and contact information. Financial donors provide standard payment information including, in many circumstances, credit card data. We protect your information in a variety of ways, as described below.
We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. Many donors use credit cards for donations. We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, and physical security. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other appropriate security measures.
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ personally identifiable information with any other entity.
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