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10th Anniversary Campaign

Celebrating discovery, building for the future

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The ATS Foundation and its Research Program were created in 2004 on the passionate belief that funding for respiratory disease research falls heartbreakingly short of the unmet need, given the widespread prevalence of lung disease and the burden it imposes on patients and their families.

The Foundation’s success in supporting early career researchers has exceeded our hopes. To cite but one measure of success: Since 2004, the ATS Foundation Research Program has awarded $15 million to 189 investigators who have gone on to secure $188 million in federal funding. That’s a return on investment of $13 per dollar awarded.

We’re determined to build on that success by raising $3 million in unrestricted research funds over the next three years to support promising investigators seeking to advance pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

To meet this ambitious goal, the ATS has given the Foundation $600,000*, or $200,000 each year of the campaign, and has challenged everyone to join together and match this gift dollar for dollar.

Together, we can make a difference in patients’ lives!

To learn more about the 10th Anniversary Campaign, or to make a gift or pledge, please contact Paul Mouravieff at Pmouravieff@thoracic.org or 212-315-8622.

The ATS Foundation Board of Trustees

*The ATS investment will not end with the three-year campaign. The ATS has committed $1 million over five years to support the Research Program.

The ATS supports the ATS Foundation’s administrative expenses, assuring that every dollar contributed goes directly to support programs.