A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s “Named Research Grant” enables a donor or donor group to fund part or all of a research fellowship in their name or in memory or honor of a loved one.

Steps for setting up Named Research Grant

  1. Upon making your decision to donate at a level of $50,000 or more, please contact Nancy Torrison, executive director of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation.
  2. Work with the executive director to determine the type of gift you are interested in (research theme must be approved by the A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation Research Committee).
  3. Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a restricted fund designated for research in your loved one’s name.
  4. Upon making your gift, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation creates a Request for Proposal (RFP) and submits to researchers at U.S. research institutions across the country.
  5. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation Research Committee, along with their national expert panel, reviews grants and selects the awardee of the grant.
  6. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation provides you with the name of the researcher and the selected project.
  7. Your named grant will be acknowledged and recognized in several ways, including but not limited to the following:
    • Your award name on the RFP that is launched nationally
    • Inclusion in A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation check presentation at researcher’s institution and social media announcements, press releases, etc. (currently on hold due to pandemic)
    • Special photo opportunity with you and your researcher
    • Special recognition in the local paper and A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s Newsletter (sent to 20,000 supporters)
    • Special recognition on A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation website