Leave a Legacy: Estate Planning Your Way

Just one sentence, you can complete your gift to Down Syndrome of Louisville. This type of donation in your will or living trust helps ensure that we can continue to serve individuals with Down syndrome well into the future.

You want to leave money to Down Syndrome of Louisville in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

How to get started:

  1. Contact Tim Curtis, Down Syndrome of Louisville Development Director at 502-495-5088 or tim.curtis@dsoflou.org 
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal council. See our recommended contacts here.
  3. If you decide to leave DSL in your plans please use our legal name: Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc and tax id: 61-1214126

Other ways to give with cash:

Charitable Gift Annuities

With a charitable gift annuity you agree to make a gift to DSL and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life. The balance is then used to support our mission.

Charitable Remainder Trust

If you have a trust in place already, you may consider a charitable remainder trust. This type of trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create. Then at the end of the trust term, the balance in the trust goes to support Down Syndrome of Louisville.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF), is like a charitable savings account-  gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to DSL or other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

If you or your family has been touched by Down Syndrome of Louisville, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion. Your memorial or tribute gift will extend the legacy of your loved one and will make a difference here at DSL.

Give to the Down Syndrome Education Foundation

A  gift to Down Syndrome Education Foundation today provides a brighter future for DSL tomorrow. When you make a donation to the Down Syndrome Education Foundation, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Foundation donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at DSL. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Appreciated Securities

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are popular assets to use when making a charitable gift. It offers you the chance to support Down Syndrome of Louisville while realizing important benefits for yourself.

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Make a Cash Gift

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*State laws govern transfer on death accounts. Please consult with your bank representative or investment advisor if you are considering this gift.

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