CDSS Legacy of Joy SocietyCDSS is pleased to announce the launch of our Planned Giving program, the CDSS Legacy of Joy Society, recognizing and honoring members of the community who have included CDSS in their estate plans and wish to encourage others to join them by sharing their stories.

When we think about our estate plans, we’re each thinking about what matters most to us – our values and the legacy we wish to pass on. If you’re reading this, you have, like so many of us, found meaning and joy in dance, music and song. You believe “The world needs more of this!” The members of the CDSS Legacy of Joy Society are openly sharing how that joy and meaning in their lives moved them to provide future support to CDSS through a bequest.

Ready to Join?

It’s simple to join the Legacy of Joy Society:

  • Include CDSS in your estate plans
  • Notify CDSS that you’ve done so
  • Express your willingness to share your story

Fill out the online Request to Join form. CDSS will work with you to contribute a joyous photo, a zippy quote, and your own legacy story.

The terms of your bequest are your business and need not be revealed to CDSS. Should you share them with us, they will be held in strictest confidence. CDSS encourages Legacy of Joy Society members to make plans at a level that is comfortable for you. There are no minimum gift sizes, nor age requirements.

Need more information?

estate planning book smConsidering including CDSS in your estate plans but don't know where to begin or what your options are? Fill out the Expression of Interest form, and CDSS will send you a free copy of Nolo Press's Estate Planning Basics (a $20 value)!

Still have questions?

Call Robin Hayden at 413-203-5467 x107.

Meet Our Society Members

  • Craig Meltzner & Elaine Walter

    Craig Meltzner & Elaine Walter

    L’dor v’dor (from generation to generation) is a Jewish phrase which refers to continuity, the responsibility of passing on knowledge and traditions to sustain them for the future. This concept informs our plans to leave a bequest to CDSS.

    We met folk dancing, and our marriage and family life has been enriched by community dance and song, largely from our home base in Northern California. We’ve

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