Ways to Help

Give Today

Ready to support our efforts right away? Here are a few simple ways to contribute, raise funds and maximize your impact.


Every dollar helps make extraordinary things possible for people with Down syndrome and their families.

Facebook Fundraisers

Whether it’s your birthday or another reason to celebrate, you can show your support for DSACF by hosting a fundraiser through your personal Facebook page. Facebook does not charge non-profits any fees, so this means 100% of money raised goes to us!

Start your Facebook fundraiser today by following this LINK or download the pdf instructions.

Wish List

From delivering new parent packages to families in the hospital to providing books and information via our in-office resource library, DSACF works hard to keep most of our programs and resources at little or no cost to our families, but that doesn’t mean they’re free to us! By donating some of the items below, you can help us continue our great work.

Purchase items directly through our Amazon Wish List or drop off new/unused items at our Success Center.

United Way

Although DSACF is not a United Way-funded agency, you can designate the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida to be a recipient of your gift made through payroll deductions, or as an outright donation. Simply write in “Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, 204 N Wymore Rd, Winter Park, FL 32789” in the Donor Choice designation section of the United Way pledge form, and let us know about your designation so we can look for your gift!

Give Over Time

Are you making long-term financial and philanthropic plans? Here are a few ways you can contribute to DSACF over time and change what’s possible for people with Down syndrome for generations to come.
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Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is a dedicated group of supporters who, through annual gifts of $1,000 and more, power the programs and services that make a difference to our members.

Leadership Circle Platinum Members

Amy Van Bergen
Universal Orlando Foundation
Matt & Laura Kleinstuber
Mark & Victoria Tremonti
David & Michelle Sylvestre Williams
Amerivita Home Care
Shelby Vander Weide
Chuck & Nicole Piper
William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
Brian Schlosser
Thomas & Ingrid Warner
Mark & Linda Morris
The Numismatic Financial Corp
Peter Wisniewski
PCL Construction
Richard Milian
Eric & Yvette Fleischner
Todd & Kelly Hayes
Brian & Sabrina Mcclain
Michael & Tina Calvo
Macy's Mission Every One

Leadership Circle Annual Giving Levels:

Leadership Patron Circle: $1,000-2,499 ($5,000 or more over 5 years)
Leadership Benefactor Circle: $2,500-$4,999 ($12,500 or more over 5 years)
Leadership Platinum Circle: $5,000 + ($25,000 or more over 5 years)
To join the Leadership Circle, donate online or contact us at lkelley@dsacf.org or 407-478-5621

Leave a Legacy

By including a charitable gift to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida in your will or trust, you continue to support our mission well into the future, making a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families for years to come.

If you already have included the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida in your will or trust, or if you plan to do so in the future, we sincerely thank you. Please let us know of your plans so that we can recognize your generosity and personally extend our appreciation.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

A qualified charitable distribution is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. CLICK HERE to learn more!

available positions

Want to join the DSACF team?
 See our available positions or check out our Volunteer opportunities.

email resumes and cover letter to hr@dsacf.org

Classification: Exempt

Hours: Full-time

Reports to: Executive Director

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will spearhead development efforts as the DSACF intentionally and strategically grows fundraising and programs to better fulfill its mission.

The Development Manager plays a key supporting role to ensure successful fundraising – now and in the future – for the DSACF. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Manager provides input for and helps to execute the development plan. The Development Manager is essential in ensuring that the organization successfully executes cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities according to industry best practices.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Support the strategic resource development for the DSACF, while cultivating an emerging pipeline of donors and prospects.


  • Work with the Executive Director to create and execute the DSACF’s annual development plan
  • Manage the implementation of the Bloomerang CRM system and oversee staff responsible for generating correspondence, data entry, and gift processing
  • Manage development/special events interns


  • Manage the implementation and execution of the Benevon Model with the assistance of the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Cultivate relationships, solicit, and steward individuals to generate annual contributions and achieve a progressively larger goal year-over-year as relationships are established and grow.
  • Research new foundations to support the DSACF’s programs and operations and submit timely applications to reach annual goals. Manage a grant calendar, complete required reporting, and ensure funds are spent according to award letters.
  • Oversee planning and execution of special events (Step Up Walk, Down to Party Gala and other events as assigned)
  • Manage annual campaign activities including direct mail solicitation, online giving, third-party events, etc. 
  • According to a set development communications calendar, lead the crafting and implementation of written and digital communications for donors (solicitations, newsletter content, acknowledgements)
  • With support from the Office Administrator, ensure donors receive appropriate recognition and reporting on the impact of their gifts

Outreach and Public Relations

  • Develop a library of appropriate stories of impact to share (to be conveyed via newsletters, annual reports and the like), creating a matrix of content that can be sorted to constantly convey the impact and success of the DSACF and its charitable investments
  • Participates in community initiatives to promote the organization and philanthropy
  • Organize and schedule annual medical school outreach days


  • Assist Executive Director in the development and management of innovative approaches and initiatives to increase prospect leads and connectivity to existing donors
  • Develop and coordinate recognition opportunities, materials, and events for continuity and donor stewardship


  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics Required

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 4 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, reflecting a wide array of skills
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
  • Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and oral
  • High level of organizational and attention to detail
  • Strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Canva, Adobe, etc.
  • High degree of integrity, ethics, dedication, and optimism; commitment to mission and to maintaining confidentiality and accuracy
  • Personal or professional connection to individuals with intellectual disabilities a plus