DS Action, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, investigates and implements solutions to enhance the lives of persons with Down syndrome. In 2008, DS Action partnered with Rady Children's Hospital to establish the first Down Syndrome Center in Southern California. The Center benefits children with Down syndrome by offering multidisciplinary assessments, recommendations and case management, by a team of medical specialists. DS was founded by a coalition of parents, care givers, medical professionals, teachers and business professionals. Its operations are completely managed and supported by volunteers, including the Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Board. With minimal overhead, proceeds from fundraising efforts go directly toward supporting the Down syndrome community.