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Leave your fingerprints on the future through a legacy gift to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.

Each of us wants to leave a legacy that lasts beyond our years. Through the Down Syndrome Research Foundation’s Legacy Giving Program, you can leave your fingerprints on the future and make an impact on children, youth and adults with Down syndrome for generations to come.

DSRF is empowering individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential by pioneering and providing educational programs and services, disseminating information, and changing attitudes. By including DSRF in your estate planning, you will ensure that this important work continues, giving every person with Down syndrome the opportunity to become a contributing member of the community.

Charitable giving is an important part of estate planning; aside from the benefits of your gift to the recipient, it can also help minimize estate taxes and other liabilities. A legacy gift potentially allows you to make a greater financial contribution than would be possible at any other time in your life, and is a demonstration of your care for those who will come after you.

DSRF will work with you to ensure your gift accurately reflects your wishes, now and in the future. We encourage you to contact your financial advisor or lawyer for help in determining the giving option that is right for you.

Your legacy gift impresses your fingerprints upon the future, by empowering children, youth and adults with Down syndrome to face their own future with confidence. Please let us know if you plan to leave a legacy gift so we can thank you appropriately.

Types of Legacy Gifts:

  • Bequest of a fixed amount, asset of value such as stocks or shares, or a percentage share of the entire or residual estate, by designating DSRF as a recipient in your will using our will codicil
  • Charitable life insurance gifts: donate an existing life insurance policy that you no longer need, or purchase a new policy as a charitable gift to DSRF, and receive a charitable tax receipt for its cash value
  • Creation of a permanent endowment fund in your name, generating ongoing income for the Foundation in perpetuity
  • Creation of a charitable remainder trust, retaining the income generated during your lifetime and gifting the principle thereafter (note: this option provides an immediate charitable tax receipt)
  • Designated gifts in memorium (in lieu of flowers)

Disclaimer: All information contained herein is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or any other type of professional advice on which you may rely. The content of this page is not intended to be a substitute for specific advice prepared on the basis of an understanding of specific facts. Any reliance on this information is at your own risk. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer prior to making changes to your Will by codicil or otherwise.

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