Fundraising Ideas

You can make a difference in the future of LAM! Over 90% of funds donated to The LAM Foundation have been made in honor or memory of a woman with LAM. From galas to golf outings, whether virtual or live, there is no event too big or too small – it’s all up to you! Below are some excellent examples of the events that have been successful over the years, and tools to help get you started. How will you get involved?



Community Fundraising Ideas

Hosting an event right in your own community is one of the best ways to raise funds for LAM. Invite your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to join you in an event that’s meaningful to you. Start with something your community will want to be involved in, whether that’s a golf outing, a walk, a demolition derby, a yoga class or just a really great party. The LAM Foundation is here to help you plan your event. We’ll even set up a website for you to register attendees and take donations. Click below to view examples of past events and download our Community Fundraising Packet to get started. Have questions? Want to brainstorm about your idea? Contact Katie Jensen at (513) 777-6889 or kjensen@thelamfoundation.org.

Galas, Parties and Special Eventsplus

An Evening of Hope Beer & Wine Tasting

The McKenna Family

The McKenna family has been hosting their beer and wine tasting event, An Evening of Hope, for the last 12 years. In that time, the McKennas have raised over $100,000 to support The LAM Foundation!




Crawfish Boil

Sisters Katie and Stefanie own a bar together in Nashville, TN. They teamed up with a generous patron to put on this fun event every year that includes live entertainment, beer, t-shirts, and lots of crawfish!


Day of Discovery

The Pontz family hosted a Day of Discovery in Philadelphia, PA. This fun event was family-friendly and focused on discovering new forms of art (like bronze casting) while raising funds for LAM.




Walks and Runsplus

SLAM LAM 5K

Kathi was blown away by the support of her coworkers and community when she planned her first SLAM LAM 5K walk in Houston, TX. At her first-ever fundraiser, Kathi raised over $38,000 for LAM, thanks to the support of her entire community. Check out the video at the top of the page for more on SLAM LAM!



Laps for LAM

Chowchilla, CA, has only 17,000 residents, but that doesn’t stop Peggy from hosting a successful event! Laps for LAM encourages attendees to walk up to 15 miles around the high school track in support of The LAM Foundation. For tired feet, there’s a silent auction, raffle, and more. Despite the small size of her community, Peggy raised over $11,000 last year!


Golf Outingsplus

Tee It Up for LAM

Two Chicago-area LAM families got together to host this successful golf outing and dinner in Huntley, IL. LAM Clinic Director Dr. Dan Dilling even attended to show his support! The Glasbys and Peiffers look forward to hosting many more events together.


Corporate Golf Outings

Corporations often hold golf outings for charity. Both Morphotek, Inc. and the Construction Advancement Foundation donated proceeds from their annual golf tournament to The LAM Foundation in honor of an employee with LAM. Check with your HR office about how to get your company involved in raising funds for LAM!

Letter Writing Campaignsplus

You don’t need to host an event to fundraise for The LAM Foundation! Brent Benefield turned to his friends, family and co-workers with a good old-fashioned letter. The letter explains what LAM is, why we need support, and how to donate (to see an example letter, click here). After beating his fundraising goal of $10,000, Brent noted, “I felt truly blessed to know how much our friends and family cared about Kristy’s condition, and how glad they were to donate”. Click here to read Brent’s guest blog on LAM360.

LAMplifyplus

Want to double your efforts? LAMplify your event! LAMplify is a challenge grant issued by our major donors to help you make even more of an impact, energize your donors, and stretch your goals. With LAMplify, donations to The LAM Foundation are doubled. Download the LAMplify application to learn more.


Online Fundraising

With today’s technology, it’s easy to fundraise online. The LAM Foundation can help you set up your own donation page that you can share with friends and family across the globe to raise funds for LAM. A virtual fundraiser is one of the easiest ways to raise funds. Click on the How To instructions below, add your pictures and your story, and you’ll have your very own fundraising page in minutes to share on social media, email, or your own website. Click below for inspiration from past fundraisers, or come up with your own idea. Have questions, or need help setting up your site? Contact Katie or Kerri at 513-777-6889 or kjensen@thelamfoundation.org.

Virtual Letter Writing Campaignplus

When Jen was diagnosed, the first thing she wanted to do was raise funds for LAM. She wrote to her family and friends to tell them about the disease, what it was doing to her body, and how they could help. An outpouring of support from her community followed, showing there is nothing like telling your story – whether it’s online or on paper!


Anniversary Fundraiserplus


Joanne created an online fundraiser with a clear goal: to raise $10,000 in honor of the 10th anniversary of her lung transplant. With the help of her family, friends and church (even a few strangers!), Joanne was able to beat her goal.

Fundraise on Your Websiteplus

Have your own website for an upcoming event, business, or personal reasons? The LAM Foundation is happy to help you set up a donation widget that can take donations directly from your secure page. Contact us at 513-777-6889 or kjensen@thelamfoundation.org to find out how!

How to Create Your Fundraising Pageplus

Creating a fundraising page with The LAM Foundation is easy! Check out a sample page HERE.

Go to https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Organization/thelamfoundation/Site/FAFFY17 and click the green “Become a Fundraiser” button to create a profile.

This will take you to your main Fundraiser Page. You can upload your photo and story here using the black “Edit Profile” and “Edit Page” buttons and the green tabs. Click the black “Close Edit” when you’ve finished.

From there, click on the black “More on this campaign” button that appears when you hover over the Friends Asking Friends campaign towards the bottom of the page. This will take you to your personal page. You can further customize this page using the black “Edit Page” button. This is the page and link you’ll want to share!

Share your page! Use the buttons on your page to share with your Facebook, Twitter, e-mail contacts, and more.

This INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO will walk you through the process of setting up and editing your page.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 513-777-6889 or kjensen@thelamfoundation.org – we’re happy to help!



Raising Funds to Find a Cure: Learning from the Experts

For even more inspiration on how to host a successful event, click here to watch a presentation from LAMposium 2016. Katie Jensen, The LAM Foundation's Development Manager, and Andrea Slattery, Board Chair for The LAM Foundation, along with a panel of expert fundraisers, offer tips on how to host a successful event, whether it’s big, small, live or virtual!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas at 513-777-6889 or development@thelamfoundation.org. We’re here to help you succeed!

Fundraising Tools

Community Fundraising PacketCommunity Fundraising Packet

Budget FormBudget Form

LAMplify ApplicationLAMplify Application