How to make a donation in someone's name
In memory of someone
For memorial donations, many families ask that a gift be made in their loved one’s name in lieu of flowers.
- Make a donation in memory of someone.
- Start a personalized gift fund in their name and invite others to contribute.
In honor of someone or to commemorate a special occasion
Making a donation in someone’s name is a thoughtful way to give the gift of helping others, whether it’s a birthday, holiday or simply to show them how much you care.
- Make a donation in honor of someone.
- Create a celebratory fundraiser in someone’s name or in honor of a special occasion.
By mail: How to send a donation in memory of someone or in their honor by mail
Use our printable donation form to make a donation in memory or in honor of someone. Include a check, and mail it to:
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Dedicate a donation through a legacy gift, special occasion or tribute fund. Learn more about our many memorial and dedication opportunities.
Make a tax-deductible donation in someone's name
An eligible donation made to St. Jude in memory of or in honor of someone is a tax-deductible donation for the individual who makes the gift to the extent allowed by law. Although the donation is made in memory of or in honor of someone else, the person who made the donation can claim the tax benefits. St. Jude is a U.S. qualified tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Make sure to keep your tax receipts and acknowledgment letters. Consult with a tax professional regarding your gift.
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