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.

Donate

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

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
DavidSW
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?
 Check out our Volunteer opportunities.

Email resume and cover letter to HR@dsacf.org to apply

Classification: Non-Exempt

Hours: Part-time, 20 hours/week

Reports to: Manager Program Development

Pay: $23/hour

To Apply: email resumer and cover letter to HR@dsacf.org

Our Organization

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF) was Founded in 1991 and is an accredited and award-winning nonprofit organization. It has grown from serving a few families to over 1,200 individuals with Down syndrome and their families throughout 10 counties. Our mission is to change what’s possible for people with Down syndrome through: Programs to propel children and adults with Down syndrome to their full potential; Resources to support families at every stage of life; Advocacy to promote inclusion and protect the rights of individuals with Down syndrome. Together, we create a Central Florida community composed of and dedicated to individuals with Down syndrome – and those who love them – so that each may realize their potential. For more information, visit www.dsacf.org

Position

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of and supervision of programs that support families of all ages.  The ideal candidate for this position has great communication and organization skills.  The Program Coordinator will be responsible for confirming program registration, verifying attendance at programs, communicating with families pre and post event, and monitoring attendance and deliverables within the organizations tracking mechanisms.  The Program Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Manager of Program Development to plan new programs as needed to meet the mission’s strategic plan.  This position does entail supporting programs during nights and weekends.

 

This position will be responsible for providing a blend of in-house programming, coordinating external programming from third-party providers, light case management/family support, and dissemination of pertinent research, resources and information that will benefit the community.  When applicable this position may also need to plan and implement special events, such as training/webinar, seminars, parties or get-togethers. 

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Programming

  • Planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of educational and social programming for participants of various ages. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: securing content and/or speakers, date, and location of events; managing event logistics and vendors in accordance with event budget; recruiting and supervising event volunteers; maintaining appropriate attendee data; and serving as primary contact on event day.
  • Operating within program budgets
  • Works with the Manager Program Development to create program goals and objectives
  • Compiling and reporting program outputs and outcomes to the Manager Program Development
  • Analyzing program trends, identifying issues, and recommending solutions to the Manager Program Development
  • Event management and logistics when applicable:  meeting space, venue, speakers, food, enrollments, volunteers, etc.   
  • On-going attendance and record keeping of program attendance and interactions happens within Bloomerang (DSACF’s constituent record management system)

Volunteers

  • Recognizing volunteers through thank you cards, spotlights on the web site or in newsletters, appreciation events, etc.

Communication

  • Maintain and update the DSACF web site to include all current programmatic opportunities via calendar and drop-down menu functions
  • Sends out frequent reminders and communications to market and advertise upcoming programmatic opportunities and events
  • Works in conjunction with Development Manager to ensure that programs are properly highlighted on social media platforms
  • Work in conjunction with Development Manager to publish a monthly newsletter that includes upcoming program information, feature stories, volunteer recognition, and resources

Miscellaneous

  • Assists and supports DSACF’s major events, including the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk, Down to Party Gala, World Down Syndrome Day, holiday events and other special events as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Characteristics Required

  • Applicant must have a comfort working with individuals with Down syndrome and family systems (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc.)
  • Degree in social work, health, education, nonprofit management, or related field. Direct experience working with individuals/families with Down syndrome may be used in lieu of education if applicable.
  • Minimum two years of experience assisting or managing program implementation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer literate including knowledge of Google Office Suite, social media and donor database systems; ability to learn different online systems like EZ Text, Eventbrite, etc.
  • Project management skills, often running several programs simultaneously
  • Ability to work flexible hours
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