The AATS Graham Foundation offers a variety of options for donors who want to ensure the future of CT surgery. One hundred percent (100%) of your investment goes to AATS Graham Foundation programs, thanks to the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, which underwrites the Foundation’s operational expenses.
Special donor opportunities include:
— Honor or remember a loved one or friend. We will acknowledge your gift to the honoree or his/her family.
Honoring our Mentors Fellowship Program
— Create and fund a fellowship in honor of a mentor of your choice.
Graham Surgical Investigator Program
- Create and fund a named award to support a Surgical Investigator.
You can also transfer stock or donate your honoraria directly to the Foundation:
— Give a gift of appreciated securities, which can reduce your capital gains tax exposure.
— Transfer an honorarium to the Foundation in your name and the gift will be counted toward your cumulative giving total.
When planning your estate, consider a gift to the Foundation. Please let us know when you have made a decision to include the AATS Graham Foundation in your estate plan.
Make a Provision/Bequests
— Allocate a percent or a specific dollar value to the Foundation in your will. Donors are able to designate their bequests toward particular areas of the Foundation and can create a permanent endowment fund if the underlying assets are sufficient.
Charitable Remainder Trust
— Name the Foundation as beneficiary of this individually managed trust, providing income for life. It can be funded with cash, appreciated securities or real estate. This option not only provides US tax benefits, but also reduces probate and estate costs.
— Make the Foundation the beneficiary of an existing or new policy. Insurance can also replace assets earmarked for a charitable gift.
Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
— Gift your IRA, subject to US IRS regulations.