WAYS TO GIVE

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Ways to Give

There are many convenient ways to make a gift—and make an impact! 

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Become a Recurring Giver: Our recurring giving program is the convenient way to make a big difference

ATS Foundation Recurring Givers provide our programs with a steady and dependable flow of income.

Your commitment ensures the funds are in place to support the programs that have made the ATS Foundation so effective in launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.

Being an ATS Foundation Recurring Giver is a convenient way to make a big difference:

  1. You can give more, but you feel it less. Maybe a one-time gift of $300 isn’t in the budget, but your monthly gift of $25 will equal that amount in just one year— making your giving easier.
  2. You can authorize a charge from your credit or debit card. A record of each payment will appear on your statement and will serve as your receipt— making your giving convenient.
  3. You can receive fewer requests for support because you’ve already made your commitment—that’s less mail and email.
  4. Plus, ATS Foundation Recurring Givers keep costs and overhead low— making your giving go even further.

Your recurring bank or credit card payments will continue until you notify ATS Foundation otherwise—no need to renew! You may cancel or change your recurring gift at any time by notifying ATS Foundation at foundation@thoracic.org or 212-315-6465. A record of each payment will appear on your monthly bank or credit card statement and will serve as your receipt.

Gifts of Stock: Make a gift of appreciated securities

If you would like to make a donation of stock to the ATS Foundation, Inc. (tax ID# 20-2138855), please note the following:

  • Account Title: ATS Foundation, Inc.
  • Account Holder: J.P. Morgan Securities (1775 Broadway)
  • DTC#: 0352
  • Reference Acct#: 73438136
  • Account Representative: Luc Droal, J.P. Morgan Securities, 212-795-1236

To ensure your gift is properly credited, please email foundation@thoracic.org letting us know to expect your gift.

Please include the stock name and number of shares.

For more information please contact Melinda Garcia.


Employer Matching Gifts:  Make your gift go even further with a matching gift through your company

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

You, your spouse, or your partner may work for a company whose matching gift program may double or even triple your donation.

If the company offers a matching gift, please fill out the company form (online or paper) and send it to:

ATS Foundation
Matching Gifts
25 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Email: Melinda Garcia


Dues Check-Off: Make a gift while renewing your ATS Membership

The dues check-off is another easy way to support the Foundation.

Please be sure to make your voluntary gift to the ATS Foundation's Funds for the Future Campaign when you renew your ATS membership.

Honor Your Mentor: Thank the person who helped pave the way for your success today with a gift in their honor

Your mentor may be one of the most influential figures in your life.

In recognition of this special relationship, the ATS Foundation is pleased to offer you the opportunity to honor your mentor and say thank you.

When you make a gift through Honor Your Mentor, your name and your mentor’s will be recognized on the ATS Foundation Honor Roll, and throughout signs and publications during the ATS International Conference. Upon request, we will send your mentor a card letting your mentor know about your generous tribute gift.

Your gift will help other early-career professionals launch careers dedicated to scientific discovery and improved patient care. For more information please contact Melinda Garcia.

Donor Advised Funds: Recommend ATS Foundation for a grant from your donor-advised fund

Donor Advised Funds may allow you to support ATS Foundation, Inc., with appreciated securities and non-publicly traded assets like private company stock and real estate.

If you would like to recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund to the ATS Foundation, Inc. (tax ID# 20-2138855), please note the following:

To ensure your gift is properly credited, please email foundation@thoracic.org letting us know to expect your gift.

Please include the name of the Donor Advised Fund and gift amount.

The ATS Foundation does not provide legal or tax advice. We do not endorse any particular donor advised fund or tool. If you are interested in recommending a grant from your donor-advised fund, please consult with your attorney, accountant, or other qualified professional.

Tributes and Memorials: Remember a loved one or colleague with a gift in their honor

You can honor a friend or relative, or celebrate the birthday of a lung disease survivor by donating to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation. You may also honor the memory of a loved one or colleague.

The ATS Foundation will send a card to the individual you honor or the family of the person you have memorialized, letting them know of your thoughtful gift and the important work it supports.

The ATS Foundation awards research grants to young investigators working to find cures and treatments for patients with respiratory diseases. Please consider the Foundation as one way to honor your loved one.

To make a tribute or memorial gift, click here.

To share your story about the person you’ve honored, please contact Melinda Garcia.

Make a special gift in honor of the Breathing for Life Awardee

Combined Federal Campaign: Make a gift through the federal employee giving program

The 2019 Combined Federal Campaign 

The ATS Foundation (dba Breathing Better: Curing Respiratory Diseases Through Research) participates in the Combined Federal Campaign – Medical Research Charities.

CFC giving is a convenient way to make a big difference.

Beginning in October and continuing through mid-January, federal employees can make a tax-deductible gift to the ATS Foundation Research Program. Federal government employees include all those working in federal agencies, at VA hospitals and in the military, both in the U.S. and internationally.

CFC giving provides you the option to spread your gift over the year through a payroll deduction—you can give more, but feel it less.

By making a gift and encouraging others in your workplace to give, you can build a future where lung disease patients breathe better, curing respiratory diseases through research.

If you wish to donate through the CFC site, please visit: https://www.medicalresearchcharities.org/donate-now.html

The ATS Foundation (dba Breathing Better: Curing Respiratory Diseases Through Research) CFC Number is: 48726

The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally helping to raise millions of dollars each year.

ATS Foundation on AmazonSmile: Make ATS Foundation your preferred charity. When you shop with AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to the ATS Foundation.


Professional Honoraria: Donate professional speaking, writing, or per diem honoraria

Donating professional speaking, writing, or per diem honoraria is a creative way to support the ATS Foundation's many activities and programs. The ATS's member reimbursement form provides a convenient way to make a contribution.  For more information, call 212-315-6464.

Planned Giving:  Include the ATS Foundation in your planned giving


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