Steve Kreseski Victory Fund

Join us in funding research that transforms care for those who suffer from breathlessness

Steve Kreseski Victory Fund for Lung Healing Research A Project of School of Medicine - Research

The Steve Kreseski Victory Fund for Lung Healing Research was established by family and friends after Steve's untimely death at age 58 from pulmonary fibrosis. Steve was passionate about politics, changed many lives through his mentorship, and was relentlessly focused on the pursuit and development of new ideas, especially in the areas of energy and the environment.

Along with his dedication to politics and law, he was an avid biker who rode more than 3,000 miles the year before he received a lung transplant.

The Kreseski Victory Fund honors Steve's commitment to help others by raising funds for novel research in The Program in Lung Healing at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, a multi-disciplinary program for people with acute lung disease.

If you would like to view the full video tribute from Steve's memorial service, please click here.

How can you help?

Your gift to the Steve Kreseski Victory Fund for Lung Healing Research will improve future treatments for patients affected by pulmonary disease through research focused on adult stem cell therapies, artificial lung ventilation, and increasing the supply of transplantable lungs. In founding the Kreseski Victory Fund, we remember the challenges that are faced every day by people who suffer from breathlessness.


Team Kreseski reaches the finish line at the Seagull Century! On October 14, 2017, Team Kreseski rode again at the Seagull Century bike ride, which was Steve's favorite. Although the conditions were a little rainy, 13 attendees pedaled to the finish line in Steve's memory, and memories and stories about Steve were shared afterward at our celebration dinner.

In attendance was Dr. Aldo Iacono, one of Steve's doctors, who was honored to be a part of this event and to learn about our plans for the Kreseski Victory Fund. "People are dying while we wait for new patient therapies," Dr. Iacono said, and that is why we continue to work for the Kreseski Victory Fund -- to bring hope to as many people as possible. Thank you to all those who attended the Seagull Century ride this year!

You can show your support for Team Kreseski by making a donation to the Kreseski Victory Fund. Your gift will not only encourage the Kreseski Team but helps develop research that will change this field of medicine.

$65,310 Raised
65% towards $100,000 Goal

Supported by 274 Donations:

  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
    In memory of my friend, Steve
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Happy Birthday Steve, you are greatly missed !! Thanks for all the memories !! Love from your family !
  • Sandra  D.
    Miss you. Happy 61st Birthday!
  • Jim C.
    I Gave $300
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
  • Joe E.
    I Gave $100
  • Michael K.
    I Gave $100
    In memory of Steve. Your compassion and inspiration continue to guide Team Kreseski in our effort to help those in need. God Bless.
  • Lawrence M.
    I Gave $1,000
    Steve was an amazing friend and mentor. I will always remember him fondly.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $250
    Steve, your always on our minds, and always in our hearts. Your goal to help others is within reach !! The Heller Family
  • Joe E.
    I Gave $100
  • Shawn H.
    I Gave $25
  • Timothy H.
    I Gave $200
    Thank you for remembering my friend Steve!
  • Jeff H.
    I Gave $250
    In support of Sue on team Kreseski. You have trained hard for the bike race. Good Luck !! Go team Kreseski !!
  • Joe E.
    I Gave $100
    Good luck to all 2017 Team Kreseski riders participating in the Seagull Century Bike Ride at Salisbury University.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
  • Sandra D.
  • Jeff H.
    I Gave $250
    We all miss you Steve, but you are always in our hearts.
  • Denny M.
    I Gave $500
    In honor of Steve---a good friend and a good man who was taken from us way too early
  • Lee A.
    I Gave $50
  • Peter L.
    I Gave $100
  • Anonymous D.
    I Gave $200
  • Susan H.
    Steve, you are truly an inspiration, a gentle soul with a strong presence leaving a lasting imprint in our hearts. God bless you.
  • Joe E.
    I Gave $150
    In memory of Steve Kreseski on the second anniversary of his death.
  • Charles K.
    I Gave $100
  • UMB F.
    I Gave $200
  • Alberta K.
    I Gave $400
  • John & Janet D.
    I Gave $100
  • UMB F.
    I Gave $900
  • LOUIS H.
    Very good of you Mike to do this in memory of your cousin and help fight this disease.
  • Eric B.
    I Gave $100