About Us

We are dedicated to helping people with Down syndrome lead wonderful lives, filled with empowerment, love, and hope.

Gina and her beloved son, David – the inspiration for our organization.

We advocate for people with Down syndrome and support families in their journey to provide the most fulfilling lives for their children. We serve people with Down syndrome across the lifespan – from birth through adulthood.

Our Executive Director, Gina Johnson, founded our organization over thirty (30) years ago with five (5) families.  Now, we have touched the lives of thousands through our programs and annual events.

We are a support organization first and foremost.

Our services are FREE to families and we receive donations from grants and sponsors to fund what we do.

About Sharing Down Syndrome

2021-23 Board of Directors

  • Gina Barreras, Medical Advisor
  • Chris Claridge, Treasurer
  • Kevin Huff, Business Advisor
  • Curt Johnson, President
  • Gina Johnson, Executive Director
  • Seth Johnson, Secretary
  • Leon Ricks, Vice President
  • Shannon Ringenbach, Education Advisor

2021-23 Advisory Board

  • Dave Case
  • Jennie Bradfield
  • Lynn Ferron
  • Keith Killourie
  • Nick Kowalski
  • Sheri Reed
  • Sylvia Ricks
  • Barb Wilkins
  • Allan Earl

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 86-0822557.

Our Arizona State Tax Qualifying Charitable Organization and our QCO Code is 20543.

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a part of the Fry’s Community Rewards Program.

Receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when you to direct a portion of your state tax dollars to support Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona.  This incentive is at no cost to you. 1. Donate up to $800 (up to $400 if filing single) to Sharing Down Syndrome AZ and receive a credit on your taxes for the full amount of your donation.

2. Provide your donation receipt and our QCO code 20543 to your tax preparer.

**For more information on the AZ Charitable Giving Tax Credit visit AZDOR.gov.

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