Public health might be the greatest measure of kindness, the greatest measure of how to treat each other.

—Dr. Bill Foege, EIS '62, credited with leading the worldwide effort to eradicate smallpox

This quote pays tribute to all the CDC Foundation donors who have invested in helping others. While the CDC Foundation works every day to make the world a healthier and safer place for all by extending and enhancing the impact of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we can only do this work because of you—our partners and donors.

One group of donors has made the impact of a lifetime: a legacy gift through their will or estate plan.

Join us as we launch the Healthy Futures Society for all our donors who make legacy gifts.

In an effort to serve you, we have a new planned giving website with in-depth information on all the different possible ways to give and the benefits of each. Learn how you can support the CDC Foundation, take care of your loved ones, build a legacy and enjoy tax advantages.

Here are just a few examples of easy ways to give:

  • Include a provision in your will or trust to leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the balance or residue after your heirs are taken care of.
  • Make the CDC Foundation a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance policy, checking or savings account, investment account, or donor advised fund.
  • Give up to $100,000 annually through an IRA charitable rollover, if you are 70½ years or older, and avoid taxes on the transfer amount.


With your generosity and foresight, you can make a difference... each cancer patient in the U.S. who avoids a healthcare-associated infection, each child in Kenya who is protected from birth defects thanks to food fortification, each mother in Tanzania who survives childbirth thanks to reduced maternal mortality rates, each smoker in India who lives longer once he is able to kick his dangerous habit,

...and to millions of individuals who are unknowingly helped every day thanks to the hard work and goodwill of people like you and the world-class scientists at CDC, who are devoted to improving health for all people everywhere.


For questions or additional information, please contact Helene Erenberg, director of major gifts and individual support, at or 404-443-1139.


We are grateful to our Inaugural Healthy Futures Society members:

Louie Bava

Kathy Bremer

Walter and Mabel Dowdle Family

Dr. and Mrs. E. J. Gangarosa, EIS ’64

Maria Thacker Goethe

Alan Isaacson and Amy Van Voorhis

Mr. Michael Melneck

Dr. Judy Monroe and Dr. Robert Lubitz

Janet Neu

Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou, EIS’ 83

Rob Saltzman

Luz Thacker

Please consider becoming a member of the Healthy Futures Society! Visit our planned giving website today to explore ways to give that can benefit you, your loved ones, the CDC Foundation and generations to come. If you need additional information, please contact Helene Erenberg, director of major gifts and individual support, at