Legacy Giving


Most of us, if given the chance, would like to leave a lasting legacy that leads to a better world.

We would like our generosity to give us the satisfaction of knowing that we have done something important for those who follow us.   

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest understands that caring for your family comes first.  After doing so, we would honored to be included in your legacy plan.  

There are almost as many variations on ways to make a legacy plan as there are needs to be met, and we encourage you to learn more through the sections in the toolbar. 

A prevalent way to provide a legacy gift is by a bequest in one’s Will. The suggested language to leave a bequest to your local American Lung Association is:

"I, (name), of (city, state ZIP), give, devise, and bequeath to the (American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, or the local American Lung Association name) the sum of $_________ (and/or percentage or all of the residue of my estate) to be used for its general purposes."

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest is part of the national American Lung Association and serves Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin with Federal ID No: 20-4392201.

If you would like more information on how to make a legacy gift, please contact:

Marina Tanzer
Director, Planned Giving
Toll free: 800-LUNGUSA, Press #4
(262) 703-4847

Your desire to make a difference can help researchers find cures; help children and adults manage their lung disease; help people quit smoking; and help the fight for clean air.

Thank you kindly for your good consideration.