Donate to the CHEST Foundation
When you make a donation to the CHEST Foundation, you are joining like-minded donors who understand the importance of funding key program areas of research grants and awards, youth tobacco prevention programs, patient-focused public education, and community service/humanitarian programs. For more information on donating, contact CHEST Foundation staff at 224/521-9527, or visit us on our contact page.
We make a living by what we earn, but we help educate and save lives by what we give. Happiness indeed, is ever lasting when we see the impact of our giving. Being a recipient of CHEST Foundation Humanitarian award, I can say that it inspired me and helped me to reach more than 100,000 children in a small group session with healthy living and smoking cessation session. Thank You CHEST community for what you do to help our patients.
My appreciation of the importance of giving back didn’t occur until a later age than is should have. After succeeding professionally and launching my children to college, I yearned for a meaningful opportunity to become involved in community service. The CHEST Foundation was a natural vehicle to support lung health at a deep level of involvement. My efforts have focused on the subcommittee that give grants for exciting community service projects. I have been inspired by the opportunity to work with many of my CHEST colleagues as we have worked to make the foundation grow exponentially. I implore each of you to make charitable giving a life habit and to join us in working with the CHEST Foundation.
Become a Member of the Champions Circle
Members of our Champions Circle fund our annual programming, and advance our mission to champion lung health. Our members of the Champions Circle save lives by supporting clinical research, patient education, and community service. Advances in lung health medicine are made possible because you believe in improving patient outcomes. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for that commitment.
Become a Member of the Founders Society
You’ve committed your professional career to a lifetime of caring for patients’ lung health. Now we want to recognize you for a lifetime of giving to the CHEST Foundation and our mission of championing lung health.
The CHEST Foundation Founders Society acknowledges those who have given $50K or more in their lifetime through gifts to the Beyond Our Walls capital campaign, special appeals, fundraising events, endowment campaigns, gifts of honoraria, and gifts to the Annual Fund.
Honor/Memorial Gift Form
The CHEST Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to honor individuals through memorial or celebratory gifts. Please download our gift form (PDF) and mail to the CHEST Foundation. Upon receipt of an honor or memorial gift, we will send the donor a note of appreciation and tax receipt. The name and address of the donor is sent to the family or honoree designated on the form.
Stocks, Securities, and Mutual Funds
If you own appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds held by you for more than one year), donating them to the CHEST Foundation may allow you to reduce or avoid more capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the contributed stock.
You can also designate the CHEST Foundation as the beneficiary of your securities; please contact your broker for more information. This type of gift can be especially appealing if you are holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but yield a low dividend. For more information, download this guide on Giving Securities (PDF), or click to learn more about learn more about donating stock or securities. (PDF)
The CHEST Foundation offers charitable giving opportunities to help you achieve your financial and estate planning goals. For more information, download this guide on Charted Giving Plans (PDF).
A gift by will or revocable trust can be simple to make and provides tax benefits for your estate. For more information, download this guide on How to Make a Will that Works (PDF).
Bequest and/or Trust Language
I give, devise, and bequeath to The CHEST Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization having its principal offices in Glenview, Illinois: the sum of $_____ or _____ percent of my estate. [or all (or _____ percentage of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.]
This gift is to be used to further the charitable purposes of The CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians, at the discretion of the foundation’s board of trustees.
The CHEST Foundation Taxpayer Identification Number is 36-3286520.
By designating the CHEST Foundation as a charitable beneficiary of your individual retirement account, you can make a valuable charitable gift, transfer a highly taxable asset to charity tax-free, and reduce your taxable estate. Then other assets, such as real property and appreciated securities, can more readily be transferred with tax advantages to your individual beneficiaries. For more information, download this guide on Giving Through Retirement Plans (PDF).
Charitable Remainder Trusts
With a charitable remainder trust, you or other named individuals, can receive income for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create. By designating the CHEST Foundation as a beneficiary, you are helping to secure the future of chest medicine. For more information, download this guide on Giving Through Retirement Plans (PDF).
An insurance policy that names the CHEST Foundation as beneficiary, or one for which you transfer ownership, provides tax benefits to you, as well as important charitable support to the foundation programs. For more information, download this guide on Giving Through Life Insurance (PDF)
Advice from legal counsel or professional advisors should be sought when considering these types of gifts.