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Monthly Giving Program

As a non-profit organization, one of the biggest things ACHA depends on is funding consistency. By becoming a monthly donor you are helping ACHA to ensure every person born with a heart defect has an opportunity to thrive. 

 

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Our monthly donors give for different reasons, but all share a commitment to building a sustainable future for ACHA by giving monthly.

Meet a few of our Monthly Donors! 

Dawn Connor, Adult with CHD and donor since 2017

"I’m a teacher, wife and mother who was born with tetralogy of Fallot. My hope is that in the future when I do need further treatments those treatments will be less invasive than what exists. The only way to make this happen is through research. Like all adults, I have regular living expenses, but I believe my small monthly donation over time can make a difference. Think of your donation, combined with others, as improving and extending the life of someone who once was given a chance to live and still has so much to live for!"
 

 

Anne Gammon, Mother of a young adult with CHD and donor since 2010

"Our family got involved with ACHA when our daughter with CHD, Shay, was 8. ACHA, its members, webinars, conferences, walks, advocacy, taught us how to teach Shay to thrive with her CHD. Next year, at age 20, she’ll be seen in the ACHD clinic because she is prepared to lead her own care. Because of ACHA, we educated her about living with a Fontan and about self-advocacy. Because of ACHA, Shay’s older siblings understand her better and how to support her. Our family gives monthly to provide the consistency in support that ACHA gave our family at a time we needed a roadmap and little information existed."

 

 

Hal Smolanoff, Friend of an adult with CHD and donor since 2020

"My good friend, Kevin, has been dealing with CHD his entire life (now 43 years). It was only recently we found out that had he been monitored by the right doctors all this time, he very possibly could be in a different situation right now. That is why our family donates to ACHA. Awareness is everything. Now that more procedures are likely needed, research and improvements in this field are a necessity. We donate for Kevin, his wife, his 5 kids, and for everyone who has been touched by their family."

 

Dr. Mike McMullan, ACHA Medical Advisory Board Member and donor since 2016

"As director of the ACHD program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as well as having a sister born with a heart defect who was never able to reach adulthood, helping those with congenital heart disease to live long, healthy, and fulfilling lives is my goal. Money given to the ACHA is directly used to improve research and clinical care, collaboration between providers as well as patients, and awareness throughout the general population for this unique group of patients. Making a monthly donation to ACHA is one way that I can continue to work toward my goal of helping those affected by CHD achieve what they want in life."

 

Emily Earhart, ACHA California Regional Development Leader and donor since 2018

"As an adult living with CHD, my transition to adult specialty care led me to ACHA. Their mission to improve and extend the lives of the millions living with CHD motivated me to become a volunteer and eventually a staff member. ACHA’s research, accreditation program and educational resources are moving the field of ACHD forward while also bringing the CHD community together. As a staff member, I know that monthly giving is one of the most sustainable ways to show your support. I choose to donate monthly because I believe in ensuring ACHA’s impactful work for generations to come."

 

 

 

Consider this: if just 1% of the nearly 2 million adults with CHD made a monthly gift of just $10, ACHA would receive about $2.4 million a year in new revenue. That's huge! Monthly gifts don't just keep the lights on, they create stability. When you give monthly, you're making an investment in ACHA's long-term financial well-being.

The benefits of being a monthly donor are:
  • An exclusive monthly donor t-shirt.
  • Hassle-free monthly donations starting at just $5 a month with automatic donation payment from your credit card or bank account.
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately.
  • An annual statement provided for tax purposes.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time. Just email giving@achaheart.org or call (888) 921-ACHA.