Legacy Giving

Create a legacy – support a future free of lung disease.


Today we believe in a world where everyone breathes easier. Tomorrow we can live one.

When you make a decision to support lung health and lung disease research through your estate planning, you are leaving a legacy that represents your values and will invest in your local community.

Why should I make a legacy gift?

Leaving a legacy gift to Respiratory Health Association (RHA) in your estate plans builds a healthier future for generations to come.

Everyone should have a will, whether they’re 18 or 80. By leaving a legacy gift to RHA as part of your estate plans, you are making sure the organization you love can continue to impact the lives of people living with lung disease well into the future.

RHA would be honored to be a part of your legacy plans. We understand that planning your will is a personal and private decision. We won’t ask you to declare your intentions but would be delighted to hear from you so we can say thank you.

How can I make a legacy gift?

There are many ways to leave a legacy gift. We recommend that you consult with a professional advisor who can help identify the best way for you to leave a legacy gift.

Some common legacy gifts are made using:

  • Name Respiratory Health Association in your will.
    • We recommend using language like “I give to Respiratory Health Association (36-2222687), the sum of [$____ or ____% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] for its general use and purpose.*”
  • Add Respiratory Health Association as a beneficiary of your Donor-Advised Fund, Retirement Fund or Life Insurance Policy.

Have you already included Respiratory Health Association in your plans? Let us know!

For more information, please contact Development Director Laura Woods at lwoods@resphealth.org or by phone at (312) 628-0251.