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An Update on SCCM Relief Efforts in Ukraine

An Update on SCCM Relief Efforts in Ukraine

Earlier this week, SCCM reached out to nearly 600 critical care clinicians in Ukraine and the surrounding region to voice its support and offer the full breadth of its emergency response campaign. The email included links to free critical care educational resources targeted to mass casualty response strategies from SCCM’s LearnICU library. SCCM also requested information on conditions and needs of the medical community. Many have since reached out directly to SCCM to help leadership build a comprehensive list of contacts, understand the supplies and resources needed, and help formulate a targeted, strong emergency response.

As partners in this humanitarian response, SCCM and Direct Relief have received unprecedented support from donors, pharmaceutical companies, and other industry partners. As a result, the two organizations are mobilizing support quickly and coordinating the delivery of essential medical supplies, medications, and personal care items.

Again, I thank you for your support of our critical care colleagues as they work tirelessly during this humanitarian crisis. I am proud of the work we have accomplished in just a short time, but I know this is just the beginning of an ongoing, sustained effort to fulfill a duty to these clinical professionals and their patients. It is during these moments that SCCM’s mission to secure the highest-quality care for patients is most near to my heart.

 

Thanks to the generosity of members, individuals, corporations, and foundations, SCCM is able to provide high-quality support for the critical care community.

A generous gift today will help SCCM to:

  • Support extraordinary research 
  • Deliver state-of-the art educational programs
  • Provide ICU equipment and medications to the global critical care community when crisis hits
Help improve critical care medicine around the world. Thank you for your commitment to critical care and to SCCM! Because SCCM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, every donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
 

Program Areas 

The Society is grateful for all donations. You may direct your donation to one of the following essential programs, each of which focuses on improving care in intensive care units (ICUs) around the world.

Sustaining Gift

To make the most immediate impact with your gift, we would like you to consider making your donation to SCCM a sustaining gift. All sustaining gifts will allow the Society’s leadership to direct funding to areas in which need is most acute.

Training in Resource-Limited Areas

Training in Resource-Limited Areas

Assist individuals and organizations delivering care in resource-limited areas. Your donation will provide materials and financial support for faculty and students who receive training through SCCM, including through the highly regarded Fundamentals courses.

A gift of just $25 provides a student with all the training materials needed to improve their critical care practice.

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Help SCCM respond quickly when critical care is severely impacted by a natural or man-made disaster anywhere in the world. Your gift allows SCCM and its members to be on the front lines providing services, volunteers, and essential ICU medical supplies and equipment to those impacted when disaster strikes. Donations also allow SCCM to contribute humanitarian items needed by patients and their families when traditional supply lines are disrupted, including hygiene products, diapers, formula, clothing, blankets, and more.

Research

Research

Help secure future advances for ICU patients by supporting SCCM’s research programs. Researchers are at the forefront of advancing knowledge that can be applied to treat disease, improve quality of care, and enhance patient experiences and outcomes. Your donation helps increase SCCM’s research in critical care and supports a broad range of projects, including research grants to young investigators, expansion of advanced research grants, and endowment of the SCCM-Weil Research Trust.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Support SCCM in improving quality and patient safety for the critically ill and injured. Patient safety is the cornerstone of SCCM’s quality improvement projects. A gift today benefits quality implementation projects such as the ICU Liberation initiative and guideline development.


Giving Clubs

SCCM’s giving clubs recognize donors who make cumulative annual gifts of any amount in one calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Giving club members play a critical role in helping to advance SCCM by making generous gifts that help to expand our ability to impact the critical care community and to improve the care of the critically ill and injured around the world. 
 
Society Supporter
Legacy Circle
1971 Club
Presidents Club

$26 to $499 per year    

Inclusion in the Honor Roll of Donors

$500 to $1,970 per year

Inclusion in the Honor Roll of Donors

SCCM loyalty pin

Custom fleece 

Invitation to Leadership Reception at Congress

 

$1,971 to $4,999 per year

Inclusion in the
Honor Roll of Donors 

 1971 Club pin (commemorative 50th anniversary pin)

Custom fleece with embroidered “1971 Club” patch

Invitation to Leadership Reception at Congress

$5,000+ per year
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 Inclusion in the Honor Roll of Donors

Presidents Club pin (commemorative 50th anniversary pin)

Custom fleece with embroidered “Presidents Club” patch

Custom shirt with embroidered “Presidents Club” patch

Invitation to Leadership Reception at Congress


Planned Giving

Your planned gift will support the entire critical care community for generations to come.
Take advantage of the many tax benefits of making a gift.  

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A charitable bequest is one of the easiest and most flexible ways for you to leave a gift to SCCM that will make an impact for generations to come. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to family, friends, or SCCM as part of your estate plan.


Types of bequests: 

  • Specific: Gift a particular dollar amount.
  • Percentage: Gift a percentage of your estate.
  • Residual: Provide a gift from the balance or residue of your estate.
  • Contingent: Make a beneficiary designation of specific assets.
  • Restricted: Provide a gift designated for a specific purpose.

Benefits of a bequest: 

  • Leave a lasting legacy in support of the Society.
  • Continue to use your assets for as long as you need them.
  • Possibly receive estate tax savings.
  • Provide tax relief for your loved ones.

Sample Bequest Language 

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars ($DOLLARS) to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a nonprofit organization located at 500 Midway Drive, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, Federal Tax ID #23-7104387, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s general use and purpose.

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a nonprofit organization located at 500 Midway Drive, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, Federal Tax ID #23-7104387, for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s general use and purpose.

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a nonprofit organization located at 500 Midway Drive, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, Federal Tax ID #23-7104387, ALL OR A PERCENTAGE of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s general use and purpose.

If [primary beneficiary] does not survive me, then I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), a nonprofit organization located at 500 Midway Drive, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, Federal Tax ID #23-7104387, [DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY] to be used for the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s general use and purpose.
If you are considering a bequest and would like to ensure that your inheritance will be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We will be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give and meet your charitable objectives. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your goals.

If you are making a restricted bequest, we recommend that your attorney include the following provision to give SCCM flexibility should it no longer be possible for SCCM to use your gift as you originally intended:

If in the judgment of the leadership of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) it shall become impossible for SCCM to use this bequest to accomplish the specific purposes of this bequest, SCCM may use the income and principal of this gift for such purpose(s) as SCCM determines is most closely related to the restricted purpose of my bequest. 
 

Donate Using a Qualified Charitable Distribution

Giving to SCCM can be a benefit in many ways. Not only does it allow SCCM to help to improve the lives of the critically ill and injured around the world, it can also make a positive impact on your personal income taxes. You can withdraw money from your individual retirement account (IRA) and donate it to SCCM using a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).
 

Contact the SCCM Team

Please contact SCCM's Chief Philanthropy Officer Mark Lenhart at + 1 847 827-7633 if you have any questions or need additional information on your planned giving options. 

If you have included a bequest to SCCM in your estate plan or are already planning a qualified charitable distribution, please contact Mark Lenhart to let him know. SCCM wants to thank you and recognize you for your generous gift.


SCCM Giving Clubs

SCCM’s giving clubs recognize generous donors whose cumulative gift in one calendar year (January 1 through December 31) equals one of the donor levels. Giving club members play a critical role in helping to advance SCCM's mission by making generous gifts that help expand its ability to impact the critical care community and to improve the care of critically ill and injured patients around the world.

Your Donations in Action

Learn more about how donations to SCCM are used to improve the care of critically ill and injured patients.

SCCM Emergency Response Efforts

SCCM CEO and Executive Vice-President David J. Martin, CAE, provides an overview of SCCM's emergency response activities and how SCCM's response has grown over the years.

Since 1990, SCCM has responded to more than 45 emergencies, including terror attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic, in the United States and worldwide. SCCM's responses are varied and tailored to the needs of those affected. None of these activities would be possible without generous donations to SCCM's disaster relief fund.
 

2021 Annual Report

As SCCM continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world now has a front-row view of critical care professionals living out the Society’s mission to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients. SCCM’s 2021 Annual Report demonstrates all the ways in which SCCM and its members have persevered, adapted, and thrived in the face of the health crisis of a lifetime. It includes valuable information about the generous donations SCCM has received to help advance its mission.

 

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How Your Donations Support COVID-19 Initiatives

SCCM Past President Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, outlines SCCM’s key accomplishments, all thanks to the support of SCCM donors.

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​Disclaimer: The content provided is for informational purposes only. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, accounting, or estate planning advice. The information provided should not be relied upon for tax, legal, accounting, or estate planning advice. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisors.