Alpha-1 Legacy Society

The Alpha-1 Legacy Society brings together donors who want to make an impact in the future of Alpha-1. The charitable goals of members are linked together by their desire to create a better world for those with Alpha-1 for generations to come. Members of this society are recognized for their commitment to the mission of the Alpha-1 Foundation and their willingness to secure its future through a planned gift.

All donors who generously commit to provide funds to the Alpha-1 Foundation through a planned gift of any amount  are recognized as members of the Alpha-1 Legacy Society and entitled to the following benefits:

  • Special member reception at the annual Alpha-1 National Conference
  • Annual meeting with Alpha-1 Foundation leadership
  • Invitations to attend research update meetings
  • Alpha-1 Legacy Society lapel pin
  • Alpha-1 Legacy Society newsletter
  • Recognition in the Alpha-1-To-One magazine
  • Special recognition at meetings and conferences

Learn more about planned giving

The John W. Walsh Founder’s Circle

The John W. Walsh Founder’s Circle is a tribute to the co-founder of the Alpha-1 Foundation, John W. Walsh, who dedicated his life’s work to finding a cure for Alpha-1. Members of the Founders Circle have named the Alpha-1 Foundation as a primary beneficiary of planned gifts in the amount of $50,000 or more. 

In addition to receiving all Legacy Society benefits, Circle members are recognized on a plaque at the A1F offices and receive special invitation to a reception at the biennial Investigators Meeting to hear first-hand reports from top Alpha-1 researchers.

Establish Your Legacy Today

If you have included the Alpha-1 Foundation in your will or estate plans, or are considering doing so, we would like to honor you in our legacy society. To notify us of a planned gift, complete the Planned Gift Intention Form. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. 

Whether you have already decided to make a legacy gift to the Alpha-1 Foundation or are exploring your options and need additional information, please contact Angela McBride at or call 1-877-228-7321, ext. 233