Make a Difference

The ATS covers the administrative costs of the Foundation so that 100% of research donations can go directly to research grants.

Since its inception, the ATS Foundation Research Program has awarded $19.3 million to 263 investigators who have gone on to later secure $330 million in federal funding. That’s a return on investment of $17 per dollar awarded! By donating today, you’re investing in the discoveries, and the researchers, that will bring us tomorrow’s innovations.

Invest today in respiratory health tomorrow!

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Trudeau Society

In honor of forward-thinking physician, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau and to honor those who share his vision, the ATS Foundation has established the Edward Livingston Trudeau Society for individuals who have made a legacy gift. 

Members of the Edward Livingston Trudeau Society receive:

  • A Trudeau Society contributor ribbon to be worn on their name tags during the ATS International Conference;
  • Special recognition on the Honor Roll of Donors; and
  • Invitations to special events.

2018 Honor Roll of Donors

The ATS Foundation is pleased to recognize our generous donors who made gifts between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Thank you to our:

  • Research Program Partners, Corporate Benefit supporters, The Edward Livingston Trudeau Society, and ATS Staff
  • Visionaries, Innovators, Founders, Discoverers, Pioneers, Investigators, and Early Career Leaders
  • Donors who have made gifts in someone’s memory
  • Donors who have made gifts in someone’s honor
  • Donors who have made gifts in honor of their mentor


The Foundation partners with individuals, industry, and non-profit organizations, pooling resources to maximize the number of high-impact projects that can be funded. The ATS Scientific Advisory Committee reviews all grants and assumes all costs associated with administrating the grants.

For tributes, memorials, or for planned giving, including Trudeau Society membership, please contact Ally Felix, ATS Foundation Director.