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Give a memorial donation to St. Jude

Memorialize the life of a loved one by supporting our mission of finding cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 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.

Make an Online Memorial Donation

Patient Mikayla with her mom outside

St. Jude patient Mikayla with her mom


How to donate to cancer research in someone's name with a memorial gift

When you make a donation in memory of a loved one to St. Jude, you will receive an acknowledgment for your donation and you can choose to have a card sent to the family of the loved one being memorialized. 

A memorial donation to St. Jude is a gift that will help fund cancer research and treatments for children and their families affected by childhood cancer. Thanks to donations, including memorial donations, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

St. Jude is a U.S. tax-exempt non-profit organization where donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.



Make a donation in memory of a loved one and send a memorial card

When you make a memorial donation, you can select a recipient to be notified of your gift. St. Jude will send a personalized e-card or mail card to the recipient you list. The individual or family member listed will promptly receive the personalized tribute e-card or mail card, without revealing the amount. 


Remember a loved one through a tribute gift fund

Make contributions in the name of someone who has passed away. You can create a fund in their memory, or contribute to one that's already been set up.

Create a Tribute Gift Fund


Looking for a tribute fund that's already been created?


Donate in memory of someone by mail

To make a memorial donation by mail, print out our memorial donation form, and send it to the following address:

Mailing address:

Memorial Giving
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


Resources for funeral home directors and professionals

We are happy to provide funeral home directors and professionals with St. Jude branded envelopes and other memorial gift supplies. To inquire about these resources or for more information, please contact memorial giving at:

Phone: (800) 873-6983


Looking for more information or have any questions related to memorial donations?

Visit our memorial donations FAQs or contact the office of Memorial Giving at (800) 213-6584 or at


The impact of your memorial donation


When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment, and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. Learn more here.


Inscribe a dedication on our campus when making a memorial donation

photo of a recognition wall on the st. jude campus

Recognition wall plaques

Recognition Walls are located in the corridor linking the Patient Care Center and Chili’s Care Center on the St. Jude campus.


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