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Give a memorial donation to St. Jude

Memorial donations are donations given in memory of someone who has passed away. Sometimes families request a memorial donation in lieu of flowers to a charitable organization.

Donate in Someone's Memory Mail Donation (PDF)


Start or find a memorial fund

Make contributions in the name of someone who has passed away. You can create a fund in their memory, or contribute to an existing fund.*

Create a Memorial Fund


*Looking for a memorial fund created before April 10, 2023? Search for the fund or Log in to manage a fund you created.


Frequently asked questions


How do I make a memorial donation to St. Jude?
If you do not have a link to donate to a specific memorial fund page, you can donate online, call (800) 213-6584, or mail a check to "Memorial Giving: 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105." Please include the name of the individual that the gift is in memory of on your check.


How do I notify someone that I made a memorial donation?
If you make a memorial donation outside of a fund, you have the option to send a notification card through mail or email. If you donate to a memorial fund, the fund creator will be notified automatically.


How should I word my memorial donation?
Our default card says: A gift has been made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of ADD NAME HERE. This gift will continue to bring hope to the children of St. Jude today, tomorrow and beyond.
Common wording for further personalization includes: "So sorry for your loss." ; "Sending love and prayers during this difficult time." ; "With deepest sympathy on the loss of ADD NAME HERE."


Still have questions?
Visit our main FAQ page or contact the office of Memorial Giving: (800) 213-6584 or

Wall of thanks on the campus of St. Jude that lists the names of people who have made in-memory gifts.

Inscribe a dedication plaque

Leave a lasting message on the St. Jude campus on behalf of loved ones.

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St. Jude branded materials allowing funeral homes to donate in memory of someone.

Resources for funeral professionals

Contact us for St. Jude branded envelopes and other memorial gift supplies.

Memorial Giving
(800) 213-6584


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