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Saving all kids

St. Jude cares for some of the world’s sickest children regardless of their race, ethnicity, beliefs or ability to pay. When you support St. Jude, you give kids like Eri'Elle a chance to live their best lives.

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St. Jude patient Eri'Elle


Pioneers for equity and hope

St. Jude was founded on the principles of equity and inclusion. When it opened in Memphis, Tenn. in 1962, St. Jude was the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the Southern United States. During a time of widespread segregation, St. Jude hired Black doctors, researchers and nurses, while providing care services to children, regardless of race. 

St. Jude was also involved in the integration of Memphis hotels during the Civil Rights Movement, calling for Black patients and their families to be allowed to stay in the same facilities as white patients and families. The St. Jude medical director during that time, Dr. Donald Pinkel, held firm to the institution’s demands until the hotels eventually agreed.

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Dr. Rudolph Jackson May 31, 1935 - Aug. 19, 2021

St. Jude patient Za'Mya

Pathway to the future

The first research grant that St. Jude ever received, in 1958, before the hospital was even built, was for the study of sickle cell disease.

Since then, St. Jude has been part of major advances in sickle cell disease treatment over the last 60 years and continues to explore new cutting-edge curative therapies for the disease, such as gene editing techniques to correct the mutation that causes sickle cell disease. Today, St. Jude has one of the largest sickle cell disease programs in the country.


St. Jude patient Za'Mya


Champions of compassion

At St. Jude, we believe that children all over the world deserve the same chance at survival and are working with doctors and healthcare institutions worldwide to make that dream a reality. Our supporters make this possible.

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I broke down a lot of racial barriers on my jobs and in my life. I come from a background of proud civil rights fighters. I support the mission of St. Jude because they are helping all children.

- Artexas Davis, who gives to St. Jude from her IRA to support an organization with healthcare equity at the core of its mission.

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As a Black physician, it is very meaningful seeing St. Jude really shine a spotlight on their care of sickle cell and how transformative that is for minorities and marginalized communities in the world.

- Dr. Vernon Rayford, who gives to St. Jude through a donor-advised fund in his son's name to pass down a legacy of giving.


Ways to give to St. Jude

You can achieve your financial and personal goals through a gift from your assets or a bequest. Your giving helps our patients receive the customized care they need to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, no matter what barriers they may face.

St. Jude patient Lucas gets a big kiss and a hug from his mother in a portrait taken on the campus of St. Jude.

St. Jude patient Lucas and his mom

IRA charitable contributions

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can contribute to St. Jude from your IRA and potentially receive tax benefits. You can have your IRA administrator use our sample letter. 

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St. Jude patient Josie smiles for a photo.

St. Jude patient Josie

Donor-advised funds

You can recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund by calling your fund manager or by signing in to your granting institution and selecting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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St. Jude patient Ay'Den smiles with his mother in a portrait taken on the St. Jude campus.

St. Jude patient Ay'Den and his mom

Charitable gift annuities

Charitable gift annuities may interest you if you want to transfer cash or securities to St. Jude and receive lifetime payments for yourself or a loved one. 

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St. Jude patient Ava paints a picture.

St. Jude patient Ava

Charitable bequests

Leave a legacy with a bequest to St. Jude in your will or estate plan. When you give to St. Jude through a bequest, you make an impact far beyond your lifetime.

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Let us know by completing the form below, and a St. Jude representative will connect with you within 48 hours to share more information.


We're here to help

Our Gift Planning department has a representative in your area who can provide further information or help you prepare the right questions to ask your financial advisor to determine what type of planned gift may be right for you.

Email, call (800) 395-1087 or fill out the form below, and a St. Jude representative will contact you. 

Are you a financial advisor, estate planner or attorney? Call (800) 837-2757, email or fill out this Advisors form instead.

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