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Planned giving at St. Jude

Make St. Jude part of your giving plans. With planned giving to St. Jude, you can achieve your financial and personal goals while making an impact on the lives of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

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St. Jude patient Emilio and his family


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A gift that gives back

Charitable gift annuity (CGA) rates increased in January 2024 and are currently higher than they have been in more than a decade, which could mean higher fixed payments for you! Learn how you can receive payments for life and help the kids of St. Jude.

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St. Jude patient Thiago and his family pose for a studio portrait.

What is planned giving?

Planned giving is the process of planning a donation ahead of time. Oftentimes, charitable planned giving is part of an estate plan, where monetary donations or donations of other assets are made once the donor passes away.

Giving from your appreciated assets (or gifts of appreciated assets) can offer benefits to you and a charity of your choosing. Learn more about your planned giving options to support St. Jude.


Giving options

There are a variety of ways you can support the children of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Choose the planned giving option that is right for you, and your generosity will help children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

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St. Jude patient Ava

Charitable bequests

Leave a legacy through 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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St. Jude patient Addison smiles with her mother and grandmother in a portrait taken on the campus of St. Jude.

St. Jude patient Addison

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 of instruction. 

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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 Hadleigh smiles in a portrait takenon the St. Jude campus.

St. Jude patient Hadleigh

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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Bank accounts are common tools that can help continue the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

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Your outright gifts of cash or check can have a lasting impact on St. Jude patients while providing you a deduction on your tax return.

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Make St. Jude a recipient of a pre-determined amount of income from a charitable lead trust.

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Designate a portion of a trust to St. Jude through a charitable remainder trust, and you or a beneficiary earn income.

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Give for the future. Your cryptocurrency donation supports research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

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Giving through your foundation can transform the future of the children of St. Jude.

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You can donate a paid up policy, or even a policy on which you are still paying premiums, to a charity like St. Jude.

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If you donate a mutual fund to St. Jude, you may qualify to receive a charitable deduction.

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A gift of real estate could lead to savings on income or estate taxes and help the kids of St. Jude.

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A retirement plan can be a tax-efficient and simple way to include a charity like St. Jude in your estate plan.

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Savings bonds donated before or after your lifetime can benefit the children of St. Jude.

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You may be able to make your charitable dollars go further by donating stock to a charity like St. Jude.


ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.  This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice.  You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity.


Have you left St. Jude in your will or estate plan? 

As an acknowledgement of your generosity, when you give a gift to St. Jude through your will or estate plan, you become a member the Danny Thomas – St. Jude Society, and we recognize your commitment to the mission of St. Jude in a variety of ways.

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The St. Jude Legacy Wall offers supporters the chance to etch their legacies onto the walls of St. Jude.

The St. Jude Legacy Wall


Why donate to St. Jude?

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According to Charity Navigator — an organization that evaluates nonprofits based on transparency, financial health and accountability —  ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has a four-out-of-four star rating for our Overall Score and Rating.

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82 cents of every dollar received from donations, research grants, insurance recoveries and investment returns goes to support the current and future needs of St. Jude.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.


Please use the following legal name and tax identification:


ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


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We are a tax-exempt, charitable institution listed in the Federal Internal Revenue Service Publication #78, "Cumulative List of Organizations," revised IRS Code 501(c)(3).

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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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