Important update about St. Jude Evening in the Desert Gala.

Out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed until May 16, 2020 for your personal safety and well-being. We appreciate your continued support of St. Jude and look forward to seeing you again soon. As a global research hospital, our hearts and prayers remain with families all across the world who are dealing firsthand with COVID-19.

  1. The overall health and wellness of our patients, families, staff, visitors, donors, volunteers and everyone within the communities we serve is fundamental to our mission at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children with cancer and other diseases are immuno-compromised. That’s why we have worked proactively to safeguard our environment every day since we opened our doors nearly 60 years ago from the dangers of infectious diseases like COVID-19, a type of coronavirus.

    In the meantime, contributions can be made online. Your support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is important now, more than ever. Your investment supports clinical discoveries that save lives everyday here in the United States, and all across the globe. Thank you for your support.




This event has been postponed until
May 16, 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona


Join us for the fourth annual St. Jude Evening in the Desert Gala in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As a guest at this event, you'll enjoy cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and more. We are pleased to announce this year's event will feature an intimate songwriters showcase, with live performances from Kelly Lovelace, J.T. Harding, Jesse Lee and other local artists.

Featured artists

Featured Artist Kelly Lovelace

Kelly Lovelace

Featured Artist Jesse Lee

Jesse Lee

Featured Artist J.T. Harding

J.T. Harding

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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 — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude patient Lea




Grayhawk Golf Club
8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, Arizona




Saturday, May 16, 2020
5:30 p.m.




Individual – $300
Table of 10 – $3,000

Dress is cocktail attire.


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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.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Jessica McCaffrey
(602) 464-7902




2020 Honoree – Jamie Korn
2019 Honoree – Pat Bondurant
2018 Honoree – Letitia Frye

Chair: Leeann Verret
Honorary Chair: Sandi Young

Susan Brady • Aliesha Brard • Maria Brunner • Kate Davies • Kari Fair • Jeff Gilchrist • Eric and Jamie Korn • Tricia Lehti • Kellie Mendoza • Isaac Montano • Max & Lacey Homa • Meagan Radigan • Brian Rives • Joy Sprink • Christina Plougmann • Veda Teffner


Presenting Sponsor


The Thoresen Foundation

Thank you to our sponsors