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Planned Giving

Building for the Future


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

You have options when naming the ATS Foundation, Inc., as a beneficiary in your planned giving:

  • Bequests: Include the ATS Foundation, Inc. in your will
  • Other Planned Gift Types: Discover the plan that’s right for you—including IRA, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, and other options that won’t affect your current lifestyle
  • Edward Livingston Trudeau Society: Our recognition society for donors who have included the ATS Foundation in their planned giving
  • Gifts of Stock: Make a gift of appreciated securities
  • FAQs: Frequently asked questions about gift planning
  • Download the flyer

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.

Sharon Rounds, MD: A Portrait of Giving

Sharon Rounds

For many, the idea of making a planned gift can be intimidating.

Sharon Rounds, MD, discovered there were simple ways she could support the next generation of researchers, clinicians, and educators:

“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 Foundation the beneficiary of the fund. The fund sits there, quietly accumulating value, and will benefit the ATS Foundation Research Program and (eventually) benefit patients with lung diseases.”

The ATS Foundation, Inc. is 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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