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June 19, 2021

A virtual event


Join us for St. Jude Spirit of the Dream, where Memphis and Nashville celebrate the achievements of African Americans who embody the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its founder, Danny Thomas.

Guests at this virtual gala will have the opportunity to hear from local leaders and special guests. St. Jude will present the Spirit of the Dream Awards, honoring Tennesseans who uphold a legacy of hope and generosity. 

Anthony Hamilton & CeCe Winans


Bishop Edward H. Stephens, Jr.

Bishop Edward H. Stephens, Jr.

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth

Dr. Adrienne Battle

Dr. Adrienne Battle

Chief William Swann

Chief William Swann

Chief John Drake

Chief John Drake

Dr. Alex Jahangir

Dr. Alex Jahangir

Yvonne Carroll

Yvonne Carroll, RN, JD

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General admission– $25
General admission + Spirit of the Dream tumbler – $50
General admission + Spirit of the Dream event box – $100


All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.


St. Jude patient Pop with his Mom


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Become a sponsor

By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

For Memphis sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Sydney Watson
(901) 233-2861

For Nashville sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Mare Rote
(615) 295-9018


Memphis Committee


Co-Chairs: Brad Robinson & Jason Farmer

AC Wharton • Bianca Sweeten • Brent Hooks • Danielle Frazier • Felicia Robinson • Gerry Fanion • Gizelle Motley • Kassidy Johnson • Kobe Sweeten • LaToya Wharton • Tracy McGee • Wayne Moody

Nashville Committee


Co-Chairs: Kimberly Adams & Alfred Degrafinreid

Brian Sexton • Brian Stanfield • Carolyn Smith • Chris Dennis • Iris Johnson Arnold • Ernestine Wilson • Janora Bryson • Jessica Rich • LaDonya Johnson • Marie Sueing • Mercedes Benzo • Pamela Short • Robin Kimbrough Hayes • Sylvia Southall • Tanya White-Anderson • Tawana Williams


Presenting Sponsor



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