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Support the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Your donation helps advance the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) mission to improve care for critically ill and injured patients worldwide.


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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
Because SCCM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, every donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Help improve critical care medicine around the world. Thank you for your commitment to critical care and to SCCM!
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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.



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.

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.  


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.

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 in the United States and worldwide, including terror attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.


SCCM Ships Oxygen Concentrators to Brazil

With reports of COVID-19 outbreaks in Brazil and India in May 2021, SCCM responded quickly to provide much-needed medical supplies. Oxygen concentrators are among the most critical items needed to treat patients with severe COVID-19, who often arrive at hospitals with extreme hypoxemia.

In partnership with Direct Relief, SCCM shipped 200 portable oxygen concentrators to SOMITI Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

SCCM helped donate over 10,000 oxygen concentrators and other requested medical supplies to India. Healthcare leaders in India estimated the need for 200,000 oxygen concentrators; however, rising numbers of COVID-19 cases have caused many local manufacturing plants to shut down, resulting in severe shortages of oxygen throughout the country. SCCM is also working with other organizations and leaders in India to deploy more supplies, including more concentrators.



Donating Is Fast and Easy


Donating online is secure and easy!


By mail

Download the donor form. Fill it out and drop it in the mail or fax.


By phone

SCCM's Customer Service Team is happy to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.



Why is your support so important?

SCCM Past President Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM, shares why your support is so important.

​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.