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Gift Planning Opportunities

It’s your legacy. Make a planned gift to the American Thoracic Society and build a future where respiratory diseases no longer exacts its toll on individuals and families.

You have options when naming the ATS as a beneficiary in your planned giving:

  • Bequests

  • Gifts of Retirement Assets

  • Life Insurance

  • Edward Livingston Trudeau Society: Our recognition society for donors who have included the American Thoracic Society in their planned giving.

  • FAQs: Frequently asked questions about gift planning

You can choose to gift all or a percentage of your plan, will, or trust.

Your attorney or accountant can help you make choices that meet the needs of your family and support the causes you hold dear.


“When I was very young, my husband and I invested a few hundred dollars in an annuity fund then promptly forgot about it. Many years later, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that the fund had grown significantly in value. We had no plans to continue the investment, so we decided to make the American Thoracic Society the beneficiary of the fund. The fund sits there, quietly accumulating value, and will benefit the ATS Research Program and (eventually) benefit patients with lung diseases.” – Sharon Rounds, MD, ATSF

The American Thoracic Society improves global health by advancing research, patient care, and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Founded in 1905 to combat TB, the ATS has grown to tackle asthma, COPD, lung cancer, sepsis, acute respiratory distress, and sleep apnea, among other diseases.

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