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Tau Kappa Epsilon

for St. Jude

St. Jude patient Elani with her family

Join chapters of Tau Kappa Epsilon across the country who are raising funds in support of the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® 

Uphold our promise to St. Jude Founder, Frater Danny Thomas (Gamma Nu-Toledo) to being a leader in service. At St. Jude, one thing has always been certain: families will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.


1. Find your school team

Get started by finding your university.


2. Register

Register to start fundraising online with your TKE chapter.


3. Fundraise

Collect donations from friends and family to support the kids of St. Jude.


TKE Nation united for St. Jude kids

Raise $100 or more and earn this St. Jude TKE sweatshirt 

Downloadable co-branded resources are available for you at! Visit today to request access and unlock fundraising tools such as videos, social media templates and more. 

Gray TKE St. Jude sweatshirt
  1. Danny Thomas hugging child

    Before Thomas could make his dream of building St. Jude a reality, he garnered the help of people all over the world.

    Rock 'n' roll legend and fellow Tau Kappa Epsilon member Elvis Presley was an early supporter who lent his talents to help raise funds for cancer-stricken children.

  2. St. Jude campus statue

    More than 30 years ago, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity joined the fight against childhood cancer when Danny Thomas, fraternity member from the Gamma-Nu chapter at the University of Toledo, asked his fraternity to help him with his cause.

    TKE chapters across the country raised money for St. Jude during the 1970s and 1980s.

  3. TKE presenting St. Jude donation

    TKE renewed its partnership with St. Jude in 2008, and in 2011 pledged to raise $1 million in five years towards the naming of an MRI suite in the Chili’s Care Center on the St. Jude campus. TKE met this goal a year early.

  4. Yao Weiguang

    At the beginning of 2016, TKE pledged to raise $2.6 million towards the naming of the proton therapy synchrotron/particle accelerator in the Red Frog Proton Therapy Center. In early 2019, TKE hit this incredible milestone.

  5. St. Jude Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Research Therapy Floor

    TKE took their support to a new level, committing to raise $10 million dollars in 10 years to name the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Research Floor.

  6. Students cheering

    TKE Nation has already raised $1.3 million towards their current commitment as of July 2020. Together, we can inspire more acts of kindness. 


Host a virtual St. Jude No More Cancer Rally to boost your fundraising total

As we focus on our patients, families, doctors and staff, we are also thinking of you. Thanks to you, our lifesaving work continues.

During these uncertain times, you can strengthen your support system with friends, family and social media followers by hosting a virtual St. Jude No More Cancer Rally. Contact your St. Jude representative to get started.

Mobile fundraising page

Help TKE reach its fundraising goal of $10 million in 10 years for the kids of St. Jude

TKE St. Jude naming commitment presentation

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