Trudeau Society Centennial Gala

Celebrating 100 years of service

The Trudeau Society turns 100 in 2021 and marks an opportunity to recognize the legacy of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau and the important role respiratory health plays in human life. Our work continues to focus on the future, educating lung health professionals about the latest advances in care and strengthening community-based resources.

From the beginning, Trudeau Society has been tackling the world’s most challenging transferable pulmonary diseases for more than a century. Dr. Trudeau was the first to devote himself to researching and treating tuberculosis the highly infectious disease, which took the lives of one in seven people in the 19th century, established the first Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium in 1884 in the Village of Saranac Lake which treated thousands of people afflicted with the disease, he established the first American laboratory solely dedicated to tuberculosis research. Our most enduring legacy is our members, who have gone on to be prominent researchers and lung health professionals.

As we look forward to our next 100 years, we are poised to capitalize on a range of initiatives through research and technology. The need is great, the pandemic has highlighted the important role our lungs play, wildfires are further contributing to breathing issues especially among asthmatics, and so much more needs to be learned about the longer-term impact of these factors. Our commitment to public health and innovation has compelled us to find new ways to continue the Trudeau Society as lung health issues and knowledge of lung health professionals continue to grow and evolve.

We look forward to the opportunities that the next century will bring. We have an exciting year of centennial celebrations in store. It begins with our 2021 Lung Health Conference and many innovative sessions throughout the year.

Our Vision

Every great organization depends on a circle of dedicated supporters for its success. At Trudeau Society this is made possible by generous friends and supporters who exemplify the spirit and aspiration of Trudeau Society. The Trudeau Society’s Centennial Campaign Giving Circle program is a convenient way to support the Society.
You Can Make An Impact

Unable to attend our Trudeau Society Centennial Gala?

Consider making a meaningful gift to support Trudeau Society in reaching another 100 years! The first 100 individual donors of $1,000 or more to the Centennial Celebration are noted as part of our 100 for 100 giving circle. They will be recognized as such at events and in publications during the Centennial Celebration and will receive a special 100 for 100 Centennial donor gift.

I am unable to attend, but YES! I want to make a donation of:

$1000 – Help reach more Fellows with Trudeau Society educational programming and networking opportunities

$1,500 – Help provide an engaging lecture during the fiscal year’s Trudeau Society Program Calendar

$2,500 – Help provide one engaging educational panel discussion to Trudeau Society members

$5,000 – Provide two engaging lectures or a pro/con debate for Trudeau Society Members

Making a meaningful gift to Trudeau Society is easy, here are some ways to make your gift:

Reasons to Give

Nine reasons to make a gift to Trudeau Society.
As the only remaining Trudeau Society organization in the nation that shares, educates, and connects with a rich history, the Trudeau Society is essential to our physicians and its community. Trudeau Society is named in honor of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau (1848-1915), the first doctor to develop the sanatorium concept of treating tuberculosis. A tuberculosis survivor, Dr. Trudeau discovered that with rest, fresh air, and a balanced diet, TB patients could completely recover. In 1885, Dr. Trudeau opened the Adirondack Cottage Sanatorium, best known as the “Little Red Cottage,” at Saranac Lake, NY, the first sanatorium for TB patients in the U.S. Our research, programs, and services focus exclusively on lung health. If you want to see its heritage preserved, Trudeau Society is the place to give.
Founded in 1921 Trudeau Society is the one of the oldest historical society in the country in honor of the first doctor to develop the sanatorium concept of treating tuberculosis. As long as there is a need for lung health, there will be a need to connect, educate, and share its history.
No other organization is exclusively devoted to lung health research, education, and Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau’s legacy. Nowhere will you find a more extensive network and experience related to lung health. Our programs continue to increase in size every-day thanks to the support of generous donors.
Trudeau Society is affiliated with Breathe Southern California, an independent, nonprofit, donor-supported organization, not a state-funded organization. All of our work to educate, research, and shape the future of lung health depends on donations and contributions from people like you.
We are accessible to the entire public, whether it is a person in California who is interested in learning more about lung health, a student in San Diego who is researching lung cancer, a resident researching lung diseases, or a local reporter who is looking for context on how lung health impacts public health in our day to day lives. We are a resource to all.
Our mission is focused. By giving to the Society, you know that your gift will be going to support life saving programs, building a powerful network, and sharing of the Society’s history—period. And, by giving to the Society, your investment stays right here in your community.
Your financial contribution supports assets that grow over time and projects that last such as research, publications, and recorded lectures. Everything we do, however, is ultimately focused on education. The more people learn about Trudeau Society, the more our heritage becomes common knowledge. And knowledge is truly cumulative.

The Society manages itself prudently and for the long term. Our steering committee physicians are among the most respected in the industry, our executive management is solid, and our governance practices meet the highest standards for nonprofit institutions.

The Society exists today in all its vibrancy due to the contributions of many individuals who have given generously of themselves. We are grateful to the generations of Society donors who have come before us and together created an organization of enduring value. That legacy continues today, and individuals remain the Society’s largest and most loyal source of support. Be a part of the legacy and give today.