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Planned Giving

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Including the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) in your estate plans allows you to make a profound and lasting impact on the future of all MDSC programs and services and the people we serve. Your support will carry MDSC well into the future so that we can continue to ensure people with Down syndrome are valued, included, and given opportunities to lead meaningful lives in the community through the lifespan.

You may leave a specific dollar amount, a set percentage of your estate, or a particular property to the MDSC. You can also name the MDSC as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, bank account, mutual fund, charitable remainder trust, or charitable lead trust. Each of these options may help you reduce your estate taxes. Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress tax ID# is 222596246.

You Can Create a Legacy at Any Age

 For example:

  • At age 25, you can name the MDSC as a beneficiary of your retirement account
  • At age 45, you can decide to include the MDSC as a beneficiary of your life insurance plan
  • At age 55, consider naming the MDSC as a contingent beneficiary of your estate plans
  • At age 65, you can make a life income gift to plan for your retirement while ensuring the future of the MDSC.

 If you have provided for the MDSC in your estate plans and would like to be listed as a member of our Circles of Giving Society, please contact us at (781)-221-0024 or email We’d like to thank you and celebrate your generosity!

Friends of the MDSC are urged to consult their financial or legal advisors when considering estate planning options.