Leave a Legacy with a Planned Gift to The LAM Foundation  

At The LAM Foundation, we are dedicated to creating a world without LAM – a disease that a few short years ago was completely untreatable. Thanks to Foundation-funded research, there is now an FDA-approved drug that helps slow the progression of LAM. Our brilliant scientists and clinicians continue pioneering innovative therapies to improve and save the lives of women with LAM.   

You, too, have the opportunity to impact the future of The LAM Foundation without affecting your current cash flow. By generously including the Foundation in your estate planning, you can help ensure the continued pursuit of our mission: to urgently seek safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for LAM. Whatever your age or income level, there is a planned giving option for you: 

Gifts from a Will or Trust 

The easiest and most popular way to leave a legacy is to designate The LAM Foundation as a beneficiary of your will or living trust. The process is easy and can be as simple as adding:   "I bequeath $__________ or __________% of my estate to The LAM Foundation, 4520 Cooper Rd. Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242" to the document. You can modify your bequest at any time and gifts are tax-deductible to your estate.

If you do not have an up-to-date plan in place, you can create your legal will or trust for free using this trusted resource from our partners at FreeWill, which makes it simple to start your legacy through a planned gift for The LAM Foundation in a few minutes online.

If you would prefer to finalize your will with an attorney, you can also save time with your lawyer by using FreeWill to document your wishes first.

Gifts from Retirement Assets

You can gift assets from an IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan by naming The LAM Foundation as a beneficiary. The process is simple - contact your plan administrator, or bank, for a beneficiary designation form.  You will need to provide The LAM Foundation's tax ID: 31-1438001 and mailing address - 4520 Cooper Rd., Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45242.  

You can also donate the income/disbursements during your lifetime to reduce your tax burden.  For those over 70 and a half, you can make contributions directly from your IRA.

Gifts of Life Insurance

When you name The LAM Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy you make a much larger gift than you may otherwise be able to afford.  If you currently have an ancillary insurance policy that is no longer needed, it can be gifted to The LAM Foundation, allowing for an immediate tax deduction.

Gifts of Stock

Donating stock is simple and will not impact your current cash flow. You receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer or a reduction in tax burden of the estate.

Because each mutual fund company has its own protocol, please have your broker contact The LAM Foundation’s representative: Kathleen Eggers, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney at (800) 328-2802 or (425) 453-3480, Fax: (425) 453-5802.

Gifts of Personal Property or Real Estate

If you own your home and wish to remain living there, you may transfer ownership to The LAM Foundation while retaining the right to use it during your lifetime. This can provide a significant tax deduction.

Donor-Advised Fund or Charitable Annuity

You will continue to benefit from these assets during your lifetime, and the remaining balance will roll to The LAM Foundation upon your passing. Receive a tax deduction for the charitable gift portion of the annuity.

The LAM Foundation created The Breath of Hope Legacy Society to recognize donors who want to create a legacy that will help shape the Foundation’s future through a planned gift. These donors are recognized for their contribution while still living and leave behind a remarkable legacy of caring and support to the LAM community. If you’ve already designated The LAM Foundation in your estate, please let us know so we can express our gratitude and keep you updated on our latest scientific discoveries.   

Featured Legacy Donors

A Gift More Than 40 Years in the Making

Wendy Sellers, a 30-year-old wife and mother, had been struggling for months with unexplained lung issues before she finally received a LAM diagnosis.....read more.


 
 

Legacy for a Sisterhood

Shellie Owens, a longstanding supporter and volunteer for The LAM Foundation, never let her LAM diagnosis stop her from doing everything she could to support her fellow LAM patients.....read more.


 
 

Connect with The LAM Foundation and we will be happy to discuss any of these options that can benefit you and the Foundation.   

The LAM Foundation 
4520 Cooper Rd., Suite 300 
Cincinnati, OH 45242 
Phone: (513) 777-6889 
Email: DEVELOPMENT@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG 
Tax ID: 31-1438001