Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc.

Serving Locally, Sharing Globally

Louisville, KY   |  www.dsoflou.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome; thus enabling each individual to reach their full potential.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Julie Torzewski

Main address

5001 S. Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40291 USA

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EIN

61-1214126

NTEE code info

Down's Syndrome (G25)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Lifelong Learning & Support

We believe lifelong learning is the key to reaching one’s full potential, therefore we are committed to providing our over 50 educational programs and services to maximize the unique abilities of each person with Down syndrome. DSL also advocates for full rights in education and in daily life for all of our members; regardless of race, color, nationality, religion, or age. We choose to refer to our individuals with Down syndrome as “members” because we consider ourselves a family. We are committed to not only the member with Down Syndrome, but to supporting families, guardians, and professionals by providing them the resources to empower their child.

We envision a community in which individuals with Down Syndrome are able to reach their full potential both socially and educationally, have the skills necessary for independent living, and are able to become successful, educated, employed, and be contributing members of society.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities

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Financials

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Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 1/18/2022
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Board chair

Mr. Ed Kenney

Relatient

Term: 2022 - 2024

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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