Planned Giving

Planned giving allows you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family and financial goals to leave a lasting legacy. Including the Up Side of Downs in your gift planning allows you to share in our mission of providing support, education and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in Northeast Ohio. There are many vehicles available for making a planned gift that may provide significant tax savings to you, including cash, stocks, life insurance, personal property and tangible and intangible assets. We encourage you to contact your attorney, accountant, financial planner, or tax advisor for specific information on how any planned gift relates to your individual circumstances.

The Up Side of Downs has created the USOD Legacy Circle to recognize those individuals and families who have informed us of their intention to include USOD in their estate plans.

If you are interested in learning more or have questions about the USOD Legacy Circle, please contact Toni Mullee, Executive Director, at or 216.447.8763, ext. 100.