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Supporters of St. Jude are creating their legacies today and helping the hospital plan for tomorrow by remembering the children in their estate plans. We thank these special friends for their exceptional generosity. With their help, we are able to ensure families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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Charitable Gift Annuities

Sharon CaseCaring for the kids

Sharon Case recently reminded a friend that you cannot understand what someone else is going through until you experience the same thing yourself.

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An educated gift

For retired educators Jim and Carol Di Lorenzo, creating a charitable gift annuity with St. Jude makes smart financial sense.
While it provides them with some financial security, they're also seeing how their gift is helping the children of St. Jude.

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Wills and Bequests

A family built on faith

A strong faith in Saint Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, holds the family of Linda and Richie Russo together and binds them to the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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St. Jude donor Charlie Stitch

An heirloom of hope

One New York man inherited a piece of Danny Thomas memorabilia from his mother along with the desire to carry on the family legacy — helping the children of St. Jude.

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Charitable Remainder Trust

Paul and LynneaGrandparents giving for future of St. Jude children

The arrival of a new grandchild helped to make Paul and Lynnea Thibodaux faithful donors to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
An occasional donor to St. Jude at the time, Paul said that the new addition to his family made an all-day radio fundraiser for the hospital in 2007 really hit home. The Thibodauxs became monthly donors through the Partner In Hope program and, as they learned more about St. Jude, "we upped our pledge," he says.

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Bob and Eileen Hutton

A brilliant gift

As Bob and Eileen Hutton looked toward retirement, Eileen sold her interest in her audio book company. The couple then used the proceeds to leave a legacy at St. Jude. 

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Naming Opportunities

The circle of giving

Stephanie Dabecco and her husband, Joe, spent most of their lives carefully saving and investing their money so they could have the pleasure of sharing it later with those in need. "We are giving a gift, but we are also receiving a gift by knowing how we are giving these children hope.”

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Donor Advised Fund

A legacy of thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness was a way of life for Eleanor "Ellie" Sweet; she brought out the best in others and made them feel treasured, according to her long-time friend and self-described soul mate, Norm Jackson.

"She had something nice to say to everyone – even in the checkout at the grocery store," he said. "People would light up talking with her."

Although Ellie died in May of 2002, others continue to benefit from her thoughtfulness – especially the children of St. Jude – through the Eleanor B. Sweet Fund.

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Gifts of Appreciated Securities

A gift of stock for the kids of St. Jude

Mike Corboy knows a good business deal when he sees one. A long-time employee of Texas Instruments, leader of high-tech companies and innovator of several successful ventures, Mike has enjoyed an accomplished business career. He also is a loyal supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His annual donations to St. Jude are made by giving the gift of stocks. “It’s just a great way to give money to worthy causes,” he said.

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Foundations

A culture of givingA culture of giving

Dreama and Mark Waldrop have created a nonprofit initiative within their company, Therapy Management Corporation, encouraging volunteerism to raise money through community events and outreach programs.

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