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Lifelong Learning Campus

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The Lifelong Learning Campus

Now Serving People with Down syndrome of ALL ages!
Your past support has given us the opportunity to expand our services to support people with Down syndrome of all ages—which resulted in the need to grow our campus!

With the purchase and renovation of the building adjacent to us (5916 Dearborn), our Lifelong Learning Campus now offers space for the people we serve to:

  • receive therapeutic services;
  • gain employment and independent living skills;
  • be creative;
  • use technology;
  • make friends and work together.

Our Campus increased our capacity to expand our services to all ages! Your support not only impacts the families we serve now, but also for generations to come!

ATTENTION KANSAS RESIDENTS

Down Syndrome Innovations has been awarded valuable tax credits in the amount of $197,500 towards our Lifelong Learning Campus! We will offer tax credits for qualified contributions between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. Contact Amy Stoll, Vice President of Philanthropy, at stoll@kcdsi.org for more information!

How do tax credits work for donors?

When, for example, an individual or business pledges $5,000, they will receive a 50% tax credit, or $2,500. If their Kansas income tax bill for 2021 is $1,000, they can use the $2,500 tax credit to pay the tax bill and receive a $1,500 refund back from the tax credit. (The $1,500 is considered income.) The minimum donation amount is $250. Once awarded, a tax credit certificate will be issued to Down Syndrome Innovations through the Kansas Department of Revenue. Down Syndrome Innovations will ensure you are provided the certificate for your annual tax reporting.

Our Vision for the Lifelong Learning Campus

Our building is the heartbeat of the Down syndrome community, your contribution to the Community Service Tax- Credit Program will ensure our heartbeat stays strong.

Your gift will help us:

  • Program development for people with Down syndrome of all ages and their caregivers
  • Preservation and innovations for our world class building
  • Fostering community, developing and deploying innovative services, and embracing the full potential of people with Down syndrome.

About the Tax Credit Program

The Community Service Tax Credit Program provides non-profit organizations like us the opportunity to undertake major building renovation projects. The State of Kansas authorizes selected non-profit organizations to offer tax credits to donors making contributions to approved projects.

Contact Amy Stoll, Vice President of Philanthropy, at stoll@kcdsi.org for more information!

The Lifelong Learning Campus: Allowing Us to Expand and Serve People of All Ages!

As an organization, DSG has outgrown our current facility and must expand to better serve the Down syndrome community—from birth through late adulthood. As we embark on our first-ever capital project, we will renovate our current space and our adjacent building to create a campus that offers our services and support in one, convenient location.

This 11,000 square-foot, multi-functional Lifelong Learning Campus will be the center of the Down syndrome ecosystem: a space equipped to foster community; develop and deploy innovative services; and embrace the full potential of people with Down Syndrome.

The Campus will offer space for people of all ages with Down syndrome to receive therapeutic services; gain employment and independent living skills; be creative; use technology; make friends and work together. It will increase access, capacity, and continuity of services, which will increase the likelihood of positive outcomes for the families we serve.

About the Lifelong Learning Campus Capital Campaign, Mabee Challenge Grant

The J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation awarded DSG a $350,000 challenge grant in support of the Lifelong Learning Campus. In order to receive the funding, DSG must raise $772,000 by April 14, 2021.

Please consider supporting the mission of the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and the families we serve by making a gift in support of our Lifelong Learning Campus!

Your investment in this Campus will allow us to serve people with Down syndrome from birth through late adulthood. We hope you will consider a gift that will offer a place for people with Down syndrome to dream big and reach their full potential! Your gift not only impacts the families we currently serve, but also people with Down syndrome for generations to come!