Ways to support Lung Cancer Initiative

Ways to Give

Your support is critical in the delivery of LCI’s programs in communities across North Carolina and beyond. No matter how you choose to support, know that your gift does have a significant impact on the advancement of survivorship and provision of support through critical research, education and access programs for thousands of people impacted by lung cancer each year.

Make a One-Time Gift

Your support fuels our mission to advance survivorship and provide support to those impacted by lung cancer.

Recurring gifts

Hope Ambassadors provide sustaining funding to support LCI’s mission delivery through regular giving (monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly). A recurring monthly donation for one year provides sustaining support like the following:

$4.17 per month

equals how much it costs to help one individual seeking treatment through programs like our gas card program

$21 per month

equals the amount needed to help one patient who has been financially impacted by their cancer diagnosis

$30 per month

equals the amount needed to fund one day of lung cancer research through the research fellowship program

$100 per month

equals the amount needed to offer educational events like the Advocacy Summit to ten participants
To become a Hope Ambassador, choose the recurring gift option on our donate page!

Major donor program

Donors who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or greater are recognized as members of LCI’s Giving Hope Society.


Memorial/Honor Gifts

Memorial Gifts

The people listed on our Memorial page have passed away, and their family and friends have chosen to honor their memory by donating to Lung Cancer Initiative. Such donations are a thoughtful tribute to those we have lost. Lung Cancer Initiative is honored to be chosen as the recipient of those gifts.

Click here to make a donation, and follow the steps indicated to make a gift in memory of someone.

Click here to view Legacy Stories

Honor Gifts

Honor your family, friends, or loved ones with an Honor Gift to Lung Cancer Initiative. Your donation will help fund LCI’s research, education and patient support & access programs, and will make a difference in the lives of those impacted by lung cancer.

Click here to make a donation and follow the steps indicated to make a gift in honor of someone.

Planned Giving

Bequest by Will: A legacy of giving

Including a charitable bequest in your will is a simple way to make a lasting gift to Lung Cancer Initiative and to those we serve across North Carolina. You can leave a bequest to LCI by adding to an existing will or drafting a new one. Make a gift of a stated dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after distributions to other beneficiaries. In doing so, you leave a legacy to LCI and to your community, yet preserve and enjoy assets you might need during your lifetime. Plus, the assets distributed to LCI are exempt from estate tax.

Life Insurance: A simple way to have a significant impact

Giving through life insurance is one of the simplest ways to make a significant contribution to Lung Cancer Initiative and to establish your legacy of giving. You may do so in one of two ways: 1) You can designate LCI as the primary or secondary beneficiary of either 100% or some percentage of the proceeds from the policy. 2) You can transfer to LCI ownership of the policy – either paid in full or for which you continue making premium payments. The transfer of the policy is a present gift for which a charitable tax deduction may be taken, and your continued payment of premiums is each considered a charitable contribution, deductible to the full extent of the law.

Gifts from Retirement Plans: The perfect gift asset

Retirement plan assets (those in qualified plans and IRAs) are ideal for charitable giving purposes because these assets are often heavily taxed when passed to non-spouse beneficiaries. To make a future gift of retirement plan assets simply requires a designation of Lung Cancer Initiative as the beneficiary of the plan. Making a present gift of retirement account assets during your lifetime has been permitted under recent law for certain tax years; check with your tax advisor before making a gift of retirement plan assets.

Gifts of Stock

The Lung Cancer Initiative accepts donations of stock through our Legacy Fund. Please notify us that the stock or wire transfer has been requested and provide the name of the donor, the name of the security, and the number of shares transferred. If you have any questions, please contact Paige Humble at 919-784-0410.

Direct your stock transfers to:

DTC #0164
For credit to: 32456958
Lung Cancer Initiative

To learn more about the benefits of charitable giving through cash and non-cash gifts, see this resource provided by Schwab Charitable.


In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services other than cash grants. LCI accepts a variety of in-kind donations:

Donations to be sold at our event auctions. These can include, but are not limited to, such items as jewelry, gift cards, event tickets (sporting events, theater, etc.) , wine/liquor, toiletries, luxury clothing, purses/handbags, accessories, art, sports gear, games/entertainment items, toys, blankets, etc. We also accept gifts of trips, experiences, and use of vacation homes. Gifts of services are also welcome, but are generally not eligible for a charitable deduction. Contact SOehler@lungcancerinitiativenc.org for more information.

Donated goods and services to offset event costs. For example, we welcome the opportunity to have equipment provided for event day use, including tents, tables, chairs, stage, rental van, lights, sound system, etc. Event day give-aways including shirts, food, water, beer, wine, etc. Event services such as printing of materials, banners, signs, 5K timing services, DJ, auctioneer, band, AV support, etc. Contact SOehler@lungcancerinitiativenc.org for more information.

Other  in-kind donations. We occasionally accept other items such as computers, furniture, and office equipment for use by our organization outside of events.

Please contact our office at 919-784-0410 or at SOehler@lungcancerinitiativenc.org if you have an in-kind gift you would like to donate.

Vehicle Gifts

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Lung Cancer Initiative is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. We have partnered with Vehicles for Charity . All you need to do is to complete their simple online donation form or call 1-866-628-2277 and they take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you.

Employer/Employee Giving

Workplace Giving

Lung Cancer Initiative participates in workplace Giving campaigns through Community Health Charities, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #23369), and state employee campaigns and several other corporate campaigns. Check your company’s list of approved charities in your workplace contribution campaign. If we are not listed, please request our inclusion with the following information:

Lung Cancer Initiative
5171 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 401
Raleigh, NC 27612
EIN- 26-2300885

Matching Gifts

Many employers will also match your donation to Lung Cancer Initiative. Check with the company you work for to determine their requirements and process or view the list of NC companies with matching programs.

For any questions about your gift, please contact Paige Humble, Chief Executive Officer, at 919-784-0410 or via email for information.

*Disclaimer – The information herein does not constitute legal advice from the Lung Cancer Initiative. Each recipient is advised to seek advice from a qualified and licensed attorney within the state where they reside. While all information contained herein is believed to be reliable, there are no substitutes for individual review and analysis of each person’s estate plan and appropriate legal advice concerning such estate plan. Caution should be taken before proceeding with an estate plan or charitable gift without advice from your own tax accounting and legal advisors.