Gifts That Benefit Your Heirs

We are grateful that supporters like you want to ensure a world without lung disease for generations to come, and we understand that your family and loved ones come first.


There are gift options that enable you to take care of family while continuing your support of the American Lung Association.

Retirement Plan Gifts

Retirement assets are among the most heavily taxed, making them an ideal resource for charitable giving once you no longer need the assets yourself. Consider making the American Lung Association a beneficiary of your retirement assets and leave other less-heavily taxed assets to loved ones.

Charitable Lead Trusts

You can support the American Lung Association’s work with a charitable lead trust that pays an annual income to the American Lung Association that enables you to reduce gift and estate taxes while retaining the assets that you would like your family to receive someday.

Charitable Gift Annuity

You can donate cash or securities of $20,000 or more to the American Lung Association and receive payments for life in return. Through a charitable gift annuity your payment will never change and you can provide financial security for you, and if you like, also for a loved one. Learn more about charitable gift annuities.

Family First

Of course, you love your family. At the American Lung Association, we understand that your family comes first. But, we hope you’ll remember, there are ways you can support your family and also find meaning in your life using giving methods that could cost you nothing now and might even reduce your taxes.