CDS Launches Legacy Investment Campaign

The Community Development Society (CDS) has been blessed with an exceptional corps of Members who have made substantive contributions to the community development field and served in key positions in our Society over the course of its 53-year history. Following their lead, the CDS Board of Directors is formally announcing the launch of the CDS Legacy Investment campaign. The CDS Legacy Investment campaign is intended to raise funds to enhance the impact and value of our work for current and future Members of our professional organization.  

The two urgent needs that this campaign will support is (1) a new CDS website and (2) a permanent Executive Director position. Both of these investments will help us increase the value CDS is able to provide to Members, expand the size and diversity of our Society’s Membership, and leverage the contributions of our volunteer board and working groups.

The CDS Legacy Investment campaign aims to raise a minimum of $50,000. Thanks to the generous contributions of a group of past and current CDS Members, we have already raised nearly $5,000. But investments from a larger number of CDS Members and supporters – both past and present – are needed if we are to reach our goal. 

Please consider supporting the CDS Legacy Investment campaign, no matter the size of your tax-deductible donation. Should you choose to donate publicly, your contribution will be broadcasted through our website, our monthly Vanguard newsletter, and during our virtual Annual Meeting of the Members on July 20, 2022 at 10am Eastern Time (US & Canada.)

With sincere thanks for helping build a strong future for the Community Development Society, 

Bo Beaulieu, CDS Board Treasurer at

Margaret Stout, CDS Board Chair at   

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