Give to CHEST Foundation

Your philanthropic support helps ensure that our programs can reach those who need them most.

When you make a donation to CHEST Foundation, you are joining like-minded donors who understand the importance of our mission. Your gifts help fund tangible programs that make an impact on every demographic, in every country around the world. Our efforts include:

  • Tobacco use prevention programming
  • Complimentary oxygen toolkits
  • Educational resources in Spanish
  • ILD patient-education materials
  • Regional lung health events
  • Clinical research grants

Donate now

Online

Our online form makes it easy
to donate with a just a few clicks.

Phone

Call + 1 (224) 521-9527 to speak with
our staff about your donation.

Mail

Mail donation form to CHEST Foundation,
2595 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026.

Levels of giving

Depending on the amount that you choose to give, you have the opportunity to be recognized through one of our donor groups, all of which enjoy special benefits, recognition events and receptions.

Charitable tax deductions—good news for giving

For more than 100 years, charitable gifts have enjoyed special treatment in our nation’s tax system by way of a charitable deduction for income, gift, and estate tax purposes.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 repealed or limited many deductions, but the charitable deduction escaped virtually unscathed. In fact, it was enhanced through an increased allowance for gifts that can be claimed each year (up to 60% of adjusted gross income). Gifts above that amount may be carried forward up to 5 years. In addition, a provision that would have reduced the benefit of itemized deductions for high-income taxpayers has been eliminated by repealing the Pease Amendment. Although every person’s tax situation is different, most taxpayers will benefit from the newly expanded standard deduction or may continue to claim itemized deductions for their charitable gifts. 

Join your peers in making a difference

Christian Sandrock, MD, FCCP

“As I engage with CHEST and foundation leaders, I have a new appreciation for the terrific work they do in the areas of grants and awards, community service, and patient education. Although their partners include global pharma and device industry, it’s really the time, talent, and financial support of CHEST members that make their programming possible! Donating all or part of my faculty honoraria is just one small way I can make a big difference!”

—Christian Sandrock, MD, FCCP, CHEST SEEK Editorial Board member

Ways to give

Whether you want to honor an individual through a celebratory gift or designate CHEST Foundation as the beneficiary of your charitable remainder trust, there are a variety of giving vehicles that are available to you. However you choose to give, we’d like to thank you for your support of our mission-based endeavors.


  • Honor/Memorial Gift

    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 1 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) to learn more about donating stock or securities.

  • Donor-Advised Funds

    A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle that can be funded through one contribution and then allows you to make grants over time to qualified charities of your choice, similar to the CHEST Foundation. You receive an immediate charitable tax deduction for the contribution, and the DAF will grow tax free over time. Additional contributions can be made while the grants are done on your timetable. For more information on these and other ways to support the CHEST Foundation, confidentially and with no obligation, contact Angela Perillo at aperillo@chestnet.org

  • Legacy Giving

    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).

  • Wills

    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).

  • Life Insurance

    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).

    Donors can take a charitable deduction for the cash value of the policy at the time of donation. You also can purchase a new policy naming the CHEST Foundation as the owner and beneficiary. An annual gift equal to the insurance premium each year would provide you with an additional charitable deduction. The foundation would then make premium payments to the insurance provider.

  • IRA Designations

    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. In addition, 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).

    Advice from legal counsel or professional advisors should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

  • Amazon Smile

    Amazon Smile is an extension of the online storefront, Amazon.com. It is operated by Amazon and has the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon. However, when you shop at Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible items to the charity of your choice. Setup your Amazon Smile account and select CHEST Foundation.