Planned Giving

Become a Lung Health Benefactor today by investing in our future.

“Through an estate gift to Respiratory Health Association, we see an opportunity to create a healthier world for not just our family but as a legacy will keep others from being impacted the way our family has.” – Bill & Marilee Kulterman, Lung Health Benefactors, Chicago

Respiratory Health Association celebrates the Lung Health Benefactors whose estate planning gifts support RHA’s mission. Together, they secure a sound future for healthy lung and clean air initiatives for years to come.

Why should I make a planned gift?

Make a lasting impact and create opportunities to change the future by including a charitable gift to RHA in your estate plan.

When should I make a planned gift?

We welcome Lung Health Benefactors at any life stage. Making a gift commitment as a Lung Health Benefactor may provide a wonderful opportunity for you and your loved ones, while also benefitting the people served by Respiratory Health Association.

How can I make a planned gift?


Gifts made through our Lung Health Benefactors Society offer simplicity, flexibility, versatility and tax relief. There are many gift instruments that may achieve your goals. The best option is to consult with a professional advisor who can help identify a gift mechanism that is right for your personal situation. Often, these gifts require planning because they involve assets of your estate, rather than gifts of disposable income. Some common gifts are made using:

  • Wills & Bequests
  • Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance Plans
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Trusts

For more information or so we can alert our brokerage of any expected gifts, contact Chris Byrne, Director of Development, at cbyrne@lungchicago.org or by phone at (312) 628-0213.

Who are Lung Health Benefactors?

People from all walks of life have made legacy gifts supporting the lung health activities of Respiratory Health Association. Among them are people who have volunteered with the Association or people who have been touched by our mission; others have chosen to pay tribute to a loved one through their legacy gift.