Gifts that make an impact after your lifetime

Learn more about how your legacy gifts can make a difference in the lives of St. Jude kids now — and in the future.

 
 
 

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Wills and bequests

Provide now for a future gift to St. Jude by including a provision in your will or other estate plans.

Helpful resources:

If you have already left St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in your will, or if you plan to do so, please let us know so we can show our appreciation and better plan for the future.

Email us at: giftplanning@stjude.org

 
 

Please use the following legal name and tax identification for bequests:

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ATTN: Gift Planning
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

 

Tax ID Number:
62-0646012

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).

 
 

Gift of real estate

Real estate that meets certain criteria can be included as part of a trust or donated as part of your will or estate plans. 

To learn more about giving a gift of property, or speak to a St. Jude representative, get started below:

 
 
 

Retirement plans

Most people do not use all of their retirement assets during their lifetime, and those unused assets can be used to make a gift to St. Jude.

A retirement plan can be a tax-efficient and simple way to include St. Jude in your estate plan. Because charities do not pay income taxes on the donations they receive, distributions to charities will avoid being taxed as income.

 

To learn more about retirement plan giving, download our resource.

You can also request additional information by completing this 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.

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Mutual funds

If you have a mutual fund and are looking to donate the proceeds to St. Jude, you may qualify to receive a charitable deduction. Please consult with a professional advisor to confirm. 

How to give through a mutual fund:

  • Name St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the “payable on death” beneficiary of a mutual fund.
  • Close your mutual fund account, and donate the funds to St. Jude.
 

If you would like to make a gift through one of these assets, please contact us at (800) 395-1087, and a St. Jude representative can help you get started.

 
 

Bank accounts

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

How to give through your bank account:

  • Name St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the “payable on death” beneficiary of a bank account.
  • Close your bank account, and donate the funds to St. Jude.

If you would like to make a gift through one of these assets, please contact us at (800) 395-1087, and a St. Jude representative can help you get started.

 
 

Savings bonds

There are several types of bonds that you can leave to St. Jude, both during and after your lifetime.

Bonds that can be donated during your lifetime:

  • Treasury bonds
  • Government bonds

Some savings bonds are non-transferable, but you may leave these types of savings bond to St. Jude in your estate plans.

 

As the rules governing different types of bonds vary, please contact us to learn more.

Contact us by phone at (800) 395-1087, or request more information.