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Brie's future starts with your legacy


When you leave St. Jude in your estate plans or create a charitable gift annuity, you'll join a special community of friends who have helped to ensure that patients like Brieanna receive outstanding care.


St. Jude patient Brie, rhabdomyosarcoma 


Furthering Danny's legacy

In 1962, the year that St. Jude opened, Danny Thomas began building a legacy with the dream: "No child should die in the dawn of life."® Since then, St. Jude has made a tremendous impact in the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases in all 50 states and around the world.

Lifetime giving provides you a unique opportunity to further Danny Thomas' dream and shape the future of St. Jude for years to come.



Build a legacy by giving through the following

Wills and bequests

Giving through
wills and bequests

Remembering St. Jude in your will or bequest is a meaningful way to help find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

gift annuities

CGAs are beneficial if you want to receive fixed payments for life in exchange for a donation of cash or assets.



A community of legacy makers — The Danny Thomas St. Jude Society

The Danny Thomas—St. Jude Society is a special group of people who have included a gift to St. Jude in their will or other estate plans. Named for St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, this group has made the ultimate commitment to carry on Danny’s legacy and save the lives of children.

By leaving St. Jude in your will or establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity, you are helping ensure Danny's mission continues. If you're interested in speaking to a representative to find out more about legacy giving, let us know by calling (800) 395-1087 or fill out our form below for more information.


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Creating a legacy on campus

If you are considering including a gift to St. Jude in your long-range plans, or if you have already done so, please let us know by sending an email to We would like to thank you and inscribe your name on the St. Jude Legacy Wall at the hospital if you wish. If you haven't and would like to learn more about this unique opportunity, download this resource.

For more information contact us at (800) 395-1087.


Meet our donors

Hear from the individuals and groups who are creating a lasting impact at St. Jude.


Read more donor stories.


Other ways to make an impact at St. Jude

Retirement plans

A retirement plan may be a tax-efficient and simple way to include St. Jude, which can be done through the plan's beneficiary designation form.


Life insurance

If you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need because of a change in your life circumstances, you can give a paid-up policy to St. Jude, or even a policy on which you are still paying premiums.


IRA gifts

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make a contribution of up to $100,000 annually from your IRA account to help the children of St. Jude.



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