Memorial & Tribute Giving

Looking for a meaningful way to honor or remember someone you love? You and your family can contribute to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in a loved one’s name.

Memorial contributions to the MDSC are another way for people to keep their loved one’s memory alive by helping the organization achieve its critical mission, ensuring that individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and given opportunities to lead meaningful lives in the community.

We will notify you of each gift made in your loved one’s name, and acknowledge each person who makes a contribution.

Named Funds

Named funds are established by contributing $50,000 or more in the name of the donor or in another individual’s name. These funds support MDSC to achieve its critical mission, ensuring that individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included and given opportunities to lead meaningful lives in the community. Donors may also direct their gifts to general donations, which supports ongoing operations of the MDSC.

For more details on personalized naming opportunities, please contact Maureen Gallagher, Executive Director, at 781-221-0024 or mgallagher@mdsc.org.

Matching Gifts

Did you know your contribution to the MDSC may be matched dollar for dollar or even doubled or tripled by your employer? Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees to support charitable organizations.

To find out if your company has a matching gift program and will match your gift to the MDSC, contact your Human Resources department. We are happy to provide you with all the information you need.

Circle of Giving Society

When you make an annual gift to the MDSC of $500 or more, you become a member of the MDSC’s Circle of Giving Society, part of a select group of contributors who play a crucial role in advancing our work.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated stocks or bonds to the MDSC is sometimes more advantageous than gifts of cash. Here’s why:

1. You avoid paying capital gains taxes when you contribute appreciated stocks or bonds directly to the MDSC.

2. You deduct the full value of the stock or bond as a charitable contribution, saving income taxes and lowering the effective cost of your gift.

3. The full value of your gift of stocks or bonds helps the MDSC and the people we serve, while you receive a significant tax break.

If you are planning on giving a gift of stocks or bonds to the MDSC please email plannedgiving@mdsc.org or call (781)221-0024.