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Memorial donations and gifts

Memorial donations are gifts to nonprofits in memory of someone who has passed away. Some families request a memorial donation in lieu of flowers or other tribute gifts.

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Ways to celebrate your loved one's memory


Start or find a memorial fund

You can donate in memory of someone who has passed away. Create a fund in your honoree’s memory, or contribute to an existing fund.

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Inscribe a dedication plaque

Leave a lasting message on the St. Jude campus on behalf of loved ones. Each donation level is associated with a special place on our campus. 

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Resources for funeral professionals

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

(800) 213-6584


Memorial donation FAQs

  1. If you do not have a link to donate to a specific memorial fund page, you can donate online, call  (800) 213-6584, or by mailing a check to:

    Memorial Giving
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

    If you mail a check, please include a memorial fund ID or the name of the individual that the gift is in memory of.

  2. If you make a memorial donation outside of a fund, you'll be given the option to notify someone via mail card or e-card. You will choose a design and provide personalization details and the address or email address of a recipient.

  3. The easiest and quickest way is to set up a St. Jude memorial fund page. You have the option to personalize this page with a picture and information about or the obituary of the deceased, and the page can be shared with friends and family.

    You can also set up a St. Jude memorial fund by calling (800) 213-6584. You will need to have the following information on hand:

    • Full name and nickname of the deceased
    • Home city and state of the deceased
    • Name and address of a family member or friend who would like to be notified of donations
  4. Donors often request memorial donation envelopes to keep on hand or to lay out at the funeral or memorial service of a loved one. You can request these by calling (800) 213-6584 or by emailing

  5. Mail cards can take approximately 3-10 days (5 to 7 business days) to arrive.

  6. Yes. Personalized messages on e-cards have a 1,000-character limit. Mail cards have a 60-character limit.

  7. An email with the selected card and message will be sent to the recipient from Please check your spam and junk folders for an e-mail from if you don’t see it in your inbox.

  8. Yes. You can opt out of notifying recipient as well as notify a recipient than an anonymous donation has been made in their loved one or friend's memory.

  9. Memorial donations are made in memory of an individual who is deceased while honor donations are in honor of an individual, event or occasion.

  10. The pre-written wording in our memorial cards reads as follows:

    "A gift has been made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of (DECEASED NAME GOES HERE). This gift will continue to bring hope to the children of St. Jude today, tomorrow and beyond."

    Common wording for further personalization within the card include:

    • "So sorry for your loss."
    • "Sending love and prayers during this difficult time."
    • "With deepest sympathy on the loss of (DECEASED NAME GOES HERE)"
  11. Donations to St. Jude are generally tax deductible. Please consult a tax professional if you have questions about your particular situation.


Still have memorial gift questions?

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