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How to make a donation in someone's name

One way to honor or memorialize a loved one is by donating to a charity on their behalf. When you donate to St. Jude, you create a lasting impact for the lives of children and their families, no matter the size of your gift.

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. 

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

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:

                     Memorial Giving 
                     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.

Our goal: 100% survival

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 60 years ago.

St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer