The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo (DSAGT) is excited to announce that they have created an organizational endowment fund with the Greater Toledo Community Foundation.
The Greater Toledo Community Foundation is the community foundation serving the Toledo region, including northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Since 1971, more than 1,000 funds have been created with a combined market value of $329 million. In 2019, the foundation provided $17.4 million in grant funding.
In 2020, DSAGT was named as a beneficiary of the Sharon Rutter Estate. DSAGT is deeply humbled by Ms. Rutter’s generous decision to support the local Down syndrome community and it is due to her gift that the organization was able to establish this endowment.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo Endowment Fund will directly impact future generations to come. This funding will allow DSAGT to continue strengthening and growing the programs and services they offer to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Furthermore, gifts made toward the endowment will grow the principle balance, allowing for larger annual distributions that will strengthen the organizations sustainability for many years to come. Through working with the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, the organization can also now accept publicly traded securities, closely held stock, life insurance policies, real estate, and other unique donations.
“Our board felt this investment was crucial to diversifying our revenue streams to ensure our organizational future. This would not have been possible without the incredible work of the DSAGT Board of Directors and our Director, Krista!" says Ali Kingston, DSAGT Board President. “I want to thank Sandy Wiley the executor of the bequest from Sharon Rutter. Without the generous donation from Ms. Rutter and assistance from Ms. Wiley, this fund would not have been possible.”
If you would like to support DSAGT and make a gift to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo Endowment Fund, you can do so by clicking the link below and you will be directed to the Community Foundation website.