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, the 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.
But 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 a lung health issues and knowledge of lung health professionals continues 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.
Learn the ways you can support.
The Trudeau Society has played a pivotal role in the education of physicians and other lung health professionals for decades. Believe it or not, 2021 will be the Trudeau Society’s 100th anniversary. To recognize this major milestone, we are trying to raise at least $100,000 from individuals through our Centennial Campaign, and thousands more from corporate partners.
To meet this challenge, we need your support. Whether you have been a regular attendee of Trudeau Society lectures and conferences, or have attended as your schedule has allowed throughout the years, you recognize the value the Trudeau Society contributes to pulmonary care. We are counting on your gift to reach our $100,000 Centennial Challenge by Dec. 31st 2021. Please make your gift now in honor of Trudeau’s Centennial.
The generosity of donors touches every area of our mission and inspires Trudeau Society to preserve the legacy of Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau and carry on the important work the Society has achieved for 100 years. You have the opportunity to select from a variety of giving levels below.
Individual Trudeau Society donors can leave their mark by selecting one of the eight different giving levels in celebration of Trudeau Society’s Centennial. Be recognized for your generosity by selecting a giving level here.
Corporate donors at giving levels at the Centennial Bronze level or above will be recognized on all lectures for 2021 as being “brought to you with the support of Your Name” plus, other benefits and discounts based on the level. Gifts are payable in one time, monthly, quarterly or annual installments. All gifts at the Partner level or above are payable over one, three or five years. Any individual who give a gift over $15,000 becomes a Life Member of Trudeau Society.
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.
The Vision for Tomorrow Legacy Society was created to recognize and say thank you to those individuals who have made the most personal and thoughtful gift of all ̶ a commitment to Trudeau Society (and /or Breathe Southern California) through a will, trust, prepaid life insurance policy or other estate plan vehicle. Individuals who plan a legacy gift are honored at the Vision for Tomorrow Dinner Celebration and receive a special Vision for Tomorrow Legacy pin.
Every dollar you contribute goes toward advancing our mission-based programming and ensuring our future for the next 100 years.
For more information about leaving a Legacy gift, please contact Rafael Magaña, Director of Development at (323) 935-8050 ext. 230
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.